Knitting is a really fun thing that individuals can get into. There are so many different things that can be made when an individual is knitting. The skill of knitting can be used for a lifetime to make clothes, gifts, and even start a business. Knitting is a great way to save money on clothes, and individuals can even make money by selling the things that they knit. Learning how to knit is something that everyone can do. There are many different parts of knitting that people need to learn, but once they learn them, they will become second nature. Here in this article we will be going over how to do buttons knitting.
We will be showing you how to make a simple horizontal button hole. You will want to use the cast on and cast off method that is regularly used in knitting. This will give you the easiest way to really get that horizontal button hole in anything that you are knitting. It may seem difficult at first to learn how to make button holes, but you will find that it is truly an easy task once you have practiced this technique.
First off you will want to cast off the 4 middle stitches where the button hole will be. This will mean that there are 4 stitches on each side of the middle 4 stitches. Make sure that they are evenly spaced, as to not crowd the button hole or make it too small or big. You will want to knit across to the middle 4 stitches. This will begin the process. Now you are going to cast off the next 4 stitches. Those 4 stitches are what is going to create your button hole. You will want to measure your button so that you are sure that your hole is big enough, or not too big, for the button that you are using. You will want the button hole to be slightly smaller than the button itself. You will want the button hole to have to stretch open in order for the button to slide through.
Now you will have to close the button hole at the top. This is a very important part of the process and must be done right with precision. You will do this by casting on the same amount of stitches that you cast off. You will start by knitting to the gap that you have created. After this you will need to turn your work. Now you will cast on the 4 stitches that you have cast off. You will now turn your work over one more time and carry on knitting until the end of the row. What this has done is created a top to your button hole.
Learning how to knit button holes is a great way to really increase your knitting skills. There are many different applications for button holes when you are knitting. This is a great way to make sweaters, and other clothing items while you are knitting.