11 comments on “Buttonholes

  1. They may want you to take a tapestry needle and yarn, and sort of whip stitch around the opening to secure it. I can’t be sure…you’ll need to contact the pattern designer to find out what they mean.

    Good luck!
    S t a c i

  2. I want to make a vertical button hole for a kimono style sweater. The buttons are large, apx. 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Is there a way to make vertical button holes? What do you suggest?

  3. Vikki – vertical buttonholes are worked entirely differently. You have to work one side, then connect a second ball of yarn for the other side, until the opening is finished, when you can go back to one ball of yarn. I don’t have any videos on this technique (at least not yet), but you may be able to find one out there.

    Good luck!
    S t a c i

  4. Thank you for the helpful advice much I learned from you . You are a very clever woman and your products are not a mistake. Zdenka Olšanová

  5. Your method of describing the whole thing in this
    article is in fact good, every one be able to simply understand it, Thanks a lot.

  6. I am making a backpack and the pattern says to knit 3 bind off 2 and repeat all the way around. i have tried this method, and it worked, till the 2nd color of working yarn snapped. is there another way to make buttonholes? the backpack has 102 stiches and it to be 10″ before i can make the buttonholes. you mentioned the way you did the casting on in the video, is there another, tighter way to do this? the pattern says i should have17 holes for the drawstring. i really need some help here, I’ve been trying to make this project work for almost 8 years, ever since i learned how to knit. please help!

  7. Alyssa – I don’t have any other technique videos on different types of buttonholes, but you can use a tapestry needle and yarn and reinforce these buttonholes to make them stronger. Just whip stitch around the opening. Hope that helps!

    S t a c i

  8. Just sending a big Texas heartfelt “Thank You” for this video. I had looked almost half the day on youtube.com and couldn’t find one that worked for my 4×4 ribbed buttonhole band. Until I found your video on verypink.com! Yea! it worked perfectly! Granddaughter’s sweater is now ready to block, add buttons and then wrap for a Christmas gift. I love your videos and tutorials! Why I didn’t look here first, I don’t know. 🙂

  9. I watched your video on making a buttonhole with the bind off method. If I am doing a 4 stitch seed stitch buttonband, is the process the same for binding off, i.e, k1, p1, bind off first stitch, and then k1, p1 for last 2 stitches; on WS, p1, backwards loop increase, p1, k1? Not sure where I am going wrong, but it looks funny and not like seed stitch above and below buttonhole.

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