Date: Tue, 6 Oct 1998 12:29:48 -0500 From: email@example.com (Cindy S Polfer) Subject: [BOND] Buttonhole method(s) These are directions for a buttonhole in 1x1 rib, but could probably be adapted to a 2x1 rib also. BUTTONHOLE TECHNIQUE: [Note: When working this method the wrong side of ribbing is facing you. The right side will be against the machine.] Work the number of rows to where you want buttonhole to be. Convert to 1x1 rib. We will now work the buttonhole. At the place where you want a buttonhole, transfer one of the stitches you converted (it will be a knit st) to an adjacent needle. [ Note: You need to use one of the stitches you converted or the rows will look funny on the right side of your knitted rib.] Leave empty needle in WP (working position). This is so it will pick up a strand of yarn when you knit the next row). Work the next few row and convert those rows knitted to rib. When converting the buttonhole row, I like to insert the tool into the row just above the yarn over hole (button hole), drop the stitches to that point and latch up. It seemed to make a sturdier buttonhole. You could also drop it to the hole, and then latch up (I didn't think that was as sturdy). I would try a sample and see which one you like best. You will find that the buttonhole has been placed in the purl stitch on the right side of the rib. On the wrong side, the latched row will look a little funny and not continuous because of the buttonhole. The latched stitch will veer sideways just under the hole and then continue straight up above the hole. ELONGATED BUTTONHOLE VERSION This is a variation of the above buttonhole. It makes a slightly larger one. Work the buttonhole as before, but when you place your hook into the "yarn over" made and then drop the stitches to latch them back up, latch up as follows: Instead of latching up the first bar you come to above the "yarn over" strand, skip it, and latch the next one, latching the strand you skipped into the stitch you latched up ( it would be like doing one shaker stitch). Doing this just makes an "elongated" buttonhole and produces a little more room than the other to put through a little bigger button. To give the above techniques a try, try working a 10 stitch sample. Sincerely, Cindy Polfer - firstname.lastname@example.org Big Rock, IL ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 09:01:26 -0600 From: email@example.com Subject: [BOND] sewing on buttons Hello folks, I would like to share my method of sewing buttons on cardigans and hanging towels..or any other stress points. I find little flat clear buttons and sew them on the back side....you are sewing both buttons on at the same time, but leave a little ease between the two for buttoning the pieces up. Hope this is of use to someone. I hope you are having a great day! Helen in Calgary, Ab Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you are up to! ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 11:58:36 -0400 From: "peretz"
Subject: Re: [BOND] sewing on buttons When sewing on buttons, one thing to consider is that some sewing threads will actually cut into the yarn of a sweater esp. if the button is sewn on very tight and over time, can damage it. I often sew yarn on adult sweaters with perle cotton. If you have a fine weight yarn, like fingering yarn or can ravel out one ply of the yarn of the sweater, that make a good thread for sewing on buttons. Lee Peretz, Lexington, KY e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 16:01:57 -0400 From: "Insure X Inc." Subject: Re: [BOND] sewing on buttons My grandma taught me a long time ago to put a little dab of clear nail polish on the thread or yarn after you sewed it on. It really holds up well. Deb Morrow Insurex Inc. email@example.com ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 22:22:31 -0400 From: "dotss" Subject: Re: [BOND] sewing on buttons When I sew on buttons, either on knits or woven fabrics, I use the 1/4 inch satin ribbon. Just run the ribbon from the back, through the button, and to the back again. Tie and trim. One time through seems to be enough. The Grand kids haven't been able to loose any buttons since I started this. Evelyn in NY firstname.lastname@example.org ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 23:25:14 -0400 (EDT) From: ROrwick@webtv.net (Rita Orwick) Subject: [BOND] Sewing on Buttons I always use a piece of yarn from the sweater to sew the button on. Same as with the ribbon, thread it through the button, tie the two ends on the back and weave in the ends and you are done. If the button hole is too small for the needle, use a needle threader to pull the yarn through. Rita in NJ ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 17:12:55 EST From: ARVALLEE@aol.com Subject: [BOND] Crocheted buttons I found directions to make crocheted covers for buttons. I haven't tried it, but it looks simple enough. Chain 3 and join with a slip stitch; work 6 sngle crochet into chain and connect with a slip st. On subsequent rows, increase in every other stitch until the required diameter for a specific button. Work 2 rows even, place the button inside, then decrease on each row instead of increasing, to close the back. This button shape may also be stuffed with a padding instead of a button used. Valerie in Mishawaka, IN ARVALLEE@aol.com
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