Brush Up Your Buttonholes - Lucy Neatby

Brush Up Your Buttonholes – Lucy Neatby

Skill Level
Attendees to Bring
Capacity: 22

Brush Up Your Buttonholes – Lucy Neatby

A wide selection of slender openings; including the One-row self-reenforcing, Magic Buttonhole, eyelets (between ribs), and Japanese vertical holes. Hints and tips on selection, placement and sewing on buttons.

Skill Level:

Experienced beginner upwards.

Attendees to Bring:

  • Light coloured Worsted/Aran weight yarn (gives 4 – 5 sts per inch)
  • A 3m/yd length of brightly contrasting similar weight yarn
  • Two dpns in a size appropriate to your yarn, to give a fairly firm fabric.
  • Darning needle
  • Crochet hook
  • Usual knitting paraphernalia
  • $1 for colour Xerox pictures


Work the following swatch in Main (M).
WY = waste yarn, in a contrasting colour and of a similar weight to Main.
Cast on 20 sts.
Knit 4 rows. (Garter stitch)
Work 4 rows Stocking stitch (k on RS, p on WS). K4, do not break Main, *(k4 in WY, slip the WY stitches back to the left needle, now resume with Main, k8). The first 4 of the 8 knits will be knitted into the WY stitches.
Leave a loose float of WY and repeat from *.
Work 3 rows in Stocking stitch (purl, knit, purl). Work a turning row; purl on RS row.
Work 3 rows in Stocking stitch after the turning row (purl, knit, purl).
Count rows checking buttonhole match, and then repeat WY row, marked *.
Work 3 rows Stocking stitch (purl, knit, purl).
Knit 4 rows. (Garter stitch) and bind off.

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Oct 04


8:30 am - 11:30 am




Level 1 - Tignish Room