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Insert 1 marker in the middle st.
Row 1 (= WS): K all sts.
Row 2 (= RS): K until 1 st remains before st with marker, slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, K the rest of row.
Repeat 1st and 2nd row, i.e. dec 2 sts in the middle of the square on every other row until 1 st remains, cut the yarn and pull it through remaining st.
Work short rows as follows - first row is worked from WS: Work 3 sts, turn and work back. Work 6 sts, turn and work back. Continue like this (work 3 sts more on every turn) until 2 rows have been worked over all sts. Work 66-78-93 sts, turn and work back. Work 63-75-90 sts, turn and work back. Continue like this (work 3 sts less on every turn) until 2 rows have been worked over only the first 3 sts on needle. Work 1 row over all sts. Work 91-107-127 rows in total at the widest.
Dec for buttonholes on a row from RS. Work a row until 7 sts remain on needle, K the next 2 sts tog, 1 YO, K 5.
Dec for buttonholes when domino square measures (measured along the side, not in the middle of square):
SIZE S/M: 16, 22 and 28 cm / 6¼”, 8¾” and 11”
SIZE L/XL: 20, 28 and 34 cm / 8”, 11” and 13½”
SIZE XL/XXL: 24, 32 and 40 cm / 9½”, 12½” and 15¾”
1ST SQUARE: Cast on 139-163-193 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Fabel. Work DOMINO SQUARE back and forth on needle - see explanation above.
2ND SQUARE: Cast on 70-82-97 new sts on needle, from RS pick up 69-81-96 sts along right side on the first domino square = 139-163-193 sts. Work DOMINO SQUARE back and forth on needle.
3RD “SQUARE”: Pick up 69-81-96 sts from RS along upper right side on the second domino square. Then work SHORT ROWS - see explanation above.
4TH SQUARE: Work the 69-81-96 sts on needle (from RS), cast on 70-82-97 new sts at the end of row = 139-163-193 sts. Work Domino square AT THE SAME TIME dec for BUTTONHOLES - see explanation above:
Sew buttons on to first Domino square, place them approx. 12 – 17 cm / 4¾”-6¾” in from the side, see picture.
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