Hello! I am new to the forum but have knitted a few things before. I am in the UK so I use the english knitting method.
I am just trying to finish a cardigan that I have been doing on and off for a few years....
It is a Jaeger pattern (JH 0056) in Iona Tweed Aran and I am doing the ladies version. It's basically a stocking stitch pattern with large ribbing at all the edges. The problem I have is to do with the buttonholes on one long side. Consists of 7 rows of K2 P2 ribbing, with the buttonholes in the 4th row. The pattern goes like this:
Row 4: (RS), rib 3, yrn (to make buttonhole), K2tog, rib 6, yrn(buttonhole), K2tog, *rib 10, yrn, K2tog: rep eat form * 5 more times.
Now, having looked at the how to stuff on here I don't think that this a good buttonhole method, but that aside I think that I have not even done this properly. When I saw yrn, I brought the yarn around the needle so that it was in the Knit position but not wrapped around the needle to make an extra stitch. For the K2tog I did just that, put my needle through both stitches and knit them as if they were one.
With the ribbing finished (which was difficult because it went wrong, and now I see why as I actually lost stitches and messed up the rib rows), I find that I don't really have buttonholes at all, but one of two gappy bits (small and tight) and the others appear to be lost in the knitting.
Ok, do I have to unravel all the ribbing and start again? And will the buttonhole that they have in the pattern work if I do it properly?
Oh, and I am running horribly short of wool...
Thank you for any help!