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Buttonhole Knit Over One Row-Version A
by Barbara Breiter
You will need three stitches to work a two stitch buttonhole (you'll always need one additional stitch regardless of the number of stitches in your buttonhole); when determining the number of stitches you'll work between buttonholes, as with a cardigan, you will need to take this into account.
I think this buttonhole is adequate for most cases. Be sure to work all the stitches tightly or you will find the corners begin to sag.
Knit to the point where the buttonhole will be placed.
Hold the yarn in front of the work. Slip the first stitch on the left needle as if purl.
Move the yarn to the back of the work and leave it there.
Slip the next stitch on the left needle as if to purl. Pass the first slipped stitch over the second slipped stitch.
Continue in this way until you have bound off the required number of stitches for the buttonhole.
Slip the last stitch you bound off back to the left needle.
Turn your work.
Move the yarn to the back of the work.
Now cast on the same number of stitches that you bound off plus one additional stitch. Cast on using the Knit Cast On or the Cable Cast On.
Before the last step of the last cast on stitch, bring the yarn to the front of the work. Pull up the loop for the cast on stitch but before placing the loop on the left needle, bring the yarn to the front; it will then rest between two stitches.
Slip the first stitch from the left needle to the right needle as if to purl. Pass the last cast on stitch over the slipped stitch. Continue knitting the row.
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