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How to knit button holes by ARNE & CARLOS

This week we are back to repairing our old cardigan. We have removed the placket, and we are now knitting a new one – with button holes.


See the tutorial here:



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Make a placket based on the size of the buttons you want to use and the yarn you use.  If the button size matches the width of two stitches, make a placket with the same number of stitches on each side of the buttonhole.

For example, make 4sts + 2sts (= buttonhole) + 4sts facing.

Knitting the buttons:

Knit the placket back and forth * k1, p1*.  Make the buttonholes k on k and p on p.

Ndl. 1: k4, BO 2. k4 inkl. last sts from BO.

Ndl. 2: k4, CO 4, k4.