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Old 12-10-2007, 03:06 PM   #1
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Adding a closure for a sweater
I've finished cardigan type sweaters for my 18-month old twin grandsons. They do not have buttonholes on them and my daughter-in-law says, "They're very cute, but the babies won't keep them on probably." Any ideas about how I could add a closure of some type--buttons, snaps, velcro, super-glue??? Thanks.
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:20 PM   #2
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Ha ha... Mom of three here and the super glue was funny!

As a mom I like snaps, but I don't know how well they work with hand knitted items, they may do well.

I would NOT use velco on anything I knitted. I'd be afraid that it would catch on the knitting.

Zippers are good too.

If you want to do buttons you would add button holes... I know that I've seen how to add the loopy ones that are at the edge of the piece....
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I was thinking buttons would look nicest and work the best...but I don't know how to add buttonholes... the problem with grandmas is we sometimes forget that our grandchildren don't just sit looking wonderful in the garments we knit them!
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:48 PM   #4
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Just do a simple chain stitch loop at the top front corner; you don't even have to use a crochet hook, just your fingers.
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:52 AM   #5
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The buttonloop in this tutorial looks nice and is easy to do...
http://autoscopia.com/amelia/archive...ttonloops.html
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:38 PM   #6
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Thank you. I think that will work nicely.
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