The Hole Truth: How to Knit Perfect Buttonholes and Bands
With Phyllis Bell Miller
Aug 6, 1:00-3:00pm & Aug 7, 1:00-3:00pm CDT
Buttons are the perfect closure for knits. Where to place them and how to size buttonholes and bands to accommodate can seem like a mystery; but once you learn how to make them, it will be a joy to arrive at this part of the garment construction.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
Phyllis will show you HOW to make knitted buttonholes like a pro and the WHERE, WHEN, and WHY for selecting, planning, sizing, placing, and spacing buttons.
You will create two viable, button-band samples in class. The practical applications will put the theory and rules into action. You’ll learn considerations for changes should you choose to add, adjust, or rearrange your closures on any pattern.
As a bonus, you’ll learn how to calculate the perfect ribbing.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Basic to intermediate knitting skills, including how to increase, decrease (SSK and K2tog), yarn-over, and knit into the front and back of a stitch.
__Sufficient DK- or worsted-weight yarn to make two approximately 11″ x 9” swatches. You may want to use different colors for the swatches and bands. E.g. Use two colors of yarn. Make each swatch a different color. Then use the other color for the button bands.
__Knitting needles two sizes smaller than what was used for the swatch
__Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes