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Making a Buttonhole

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Finish your garments with beautiful buttonholes that will take your fastenings to the next level, with this quick and easy-to-follow course that shows you how to pick up stitches along various edges.

Course created by

Neti Love & Julie Peasgood

Finish your garments with beautiful buttonholes that will take your fastenings to the next level, with this quick and easy-to-follow course that shows you how to pick up stitches along various edges.

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Making a Buttonhole

Course Overview

Price

Price

Included with Let’s Knit Together membership

Instructor

Instructor

Neti Love & Julie Peasgood

Duration

Duration

25.57

Lessons

Lessons

4

Difficulty

Difficulty

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What you need

What you need

A pair of straight, single-pointed knitting needles; a ball of yarn

Course Lessons ( 4 )

  • 1. How to: work a buttonhole (vertical)

    10:04

    This discreet buttonhole is created from the gap between stitches, as you drop the main ball of yarn and pick up on the other side with another strand. Here, the size of your buttonhole is determined by the height of your stitches.

  • 2. How to: work a two-row buttonhole (horizontal)

    06:38

    An easy way to make a horizontal buttonhole is to cast off stitches, then cast them back on again on the next row, this means that the size of your buttonhole is determined by the width of your stitches.

  • 3. How to: sew on a button for a garment (shanked)

    9:15

    You may well be used to sewing on buttons, but if you love to knit chunky garments, adding a shank to the button will help it to sit better over the buttonhole band.

  • 4. How to: work a one-row buttonhole

    5:26

    Buttonholes can be worked in a band that is attached to or sits within the main fabric. A one-row buttonhole is a little more involved than the two-row version but does create a more sturdy edging for a larger aperture horizontally across the row.

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