February 17, 2014

How to Knit a Small Yarn-Over Buttonhole

 It's been awhile since I've knit a buttonhole, so I needed a refresher's course. There are lots of ways to make them, for all sorts of purposes, and if you are following a pattern, it will tell you which is needed. I'm making a teething bib for a shower, inspired by a beautiful set of bibs a friend sent me when Evie was born. I'm using a yarn-over button hole. It's super simple, so even if you are teaching yourself to knit (like myself), it's super easy. Once you reach the place in your row where you need a buttonhole, knit two together. If you are following a pattern, it's probably abbreviated "k2tog." 

Knit 2 stitches together

 To yarn over, all you have to do is move the string from the back of your work to the front. 

 Then, continue knitting to the end of the row. When you turn your work, knit all the stitches. 

 And that's it! Another job well done.

1 comment:

  1. So pretty! Aren't these bibs fun to make? The ones I made for you were the first ones where I could do the buttonhole without looking up the technique. Which is pretty sad when you consider how many I have made over the years! Kudos to you for mastering it MUCH sooner than I did :)