SKG Class Notes: Shortrow Buttonholes

Here are notes from last night’s class as promised. It describes how to complete the whole swatch.

Swatch: Cast on 30 sts & knit 2×2 rib. Start and end with two knit stitches. Six or so rows total.

Instructions:
1. Place markers after 7th (red), 15th(white) and 23rd (blue) stitches.

(Note: In following steps I will refer to these markers by color : red, white and blue  so that I don’t confuse you when you turn the piece)

2. Work in pattern to red marker and turn.

3. Work in pattern to end and turn.

4. Work in pattern to white marker (slip red marker when you get to it) and turn.

5. Work in pattern to one stitch before red marker. We’re now going to close the gap for the first buttonhole.

6. Slip next stitch purlwise to right hand needle.

7. With left hand needle pick up bar from front to back, making a new stitch on left hand needle.

8. Slip previously slipped stitch on right hand needle back to left hand needle and knit it together with stitch picked up in previous step and turn.

9. With left hand needle pick up bar (front to back) and purl this stitch with next purl stitch on left hand needle.

10. Work in pattern to blue marker (slip white marker when you get to it) and turn.

11. Work in pattern to one stitch before white marker. We’re now going to close the gap for the second buttonhole.

12. Slip next stitch purlwise to right hand needle.

13. With left hand needle pick up bar from front to back, making a new stitch on left hand needle.

14. Slip previously slipped stitch on right hand needle back to left hand needle and knit it together with stitch picked up in previous step and turn.

15.  With left needle pick up bar (front to back) and purl this stitch with next purl stitch on left hand needle.

16. Work in pattern to end of swatch and turn.

17. Work in pattern to one stitch before blue marker. We’re now going to close the gap for the last buttonhole.

18. Slip next stitch purlwise to right hand needle.

19. With left hand needle pick up bar from front to back, making a new stitch on left hand needle.

20. Slip previously slipped stitch on right hand needle back to left needle and knit it together with stitch picked up in previous step and turn.

21. With left needle pick up bar (front to back) and purl this stitch with next purl stitch on left hand needle.

22. Work in pattern to end of swatch. Buttonholes are now  complete.

23. Finish swatch by working several more rows in pattern and bind off.

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