How to knit vertical button holes

In this DROPS video we show how to knit a vertical button hole.

These type of buttonholes are in a double-knit stockinette band. Because it's double knit, the band may be too thick if it's heavier than fingering, but we are using a DK weight to show the technique better. The body of the sweater can be any yarn, just match the yarn for the band.
The hole is built around a small length of yarn the same as the band.

Put as many sts on the doubled extra yarn to match width of the button, start and stop with a P st.
Then cast on the same number of sts as replacement around the other side of the extra yarn. After you worked a few more rows, take the 2 open ends on the extra yarn and pull trough loop, and then tighten up the hole, don't over tighten, then ends are weaved in later.

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Comments (8)

Styuszrtyrzty 08.03.2019 - 18:23:

Ok merci

Styuszrtyrzty 07.03.2019 - 19:05:

C\'est horizontale et non verticale

DROPS Design 08.03.2019 - 08:24:

Bonjour Mme Styuszrtyrzty, elles sont effectivement faites à l'horizontale, mais le long d'une bordure devant = la boutonnière sera ainsi en hauteur à la fin. Bon tricot!

Willemien 27.05.2017 - 00:28:

Erg mooie oplossing, thank you!

Christine 10.03.2016 - 15:20:

Diese Blende sieht sehr hochwertig aus, werde ich sicher mal probieren. Vielen Dank für dieses informative Video.

Norah Ledermann 12.11.2015 - 22:07:

I love the look of this buttonhole and wonder if there are any written instructions to go along with the tutorial. I find it very difficult to follow with no verbal or written instructions to go with the tutorial. The instructor seems to be pointing out specific instructions but not sure what the reference is without sound. Is there a basic formula for this technique? Thank you for any help you can send my way.

DROPS Design 13.11.2015 - 09:33:

Dear Mrs Ledermann, the basic technique is explained above the video, you have then to follow the pattern as it is explained for the number of sts for each buttonhole (which depends to the yarn worked, the tension worked, the size of the buttons, etc. ie the pattern you are working on). Happy knitting!

NTD 13.02.2014 - 10:16:


Roberta Carraro 13.12.2013 - 21:10:

Fantasticamente perfetto. Roberta

Tanja 14.11.2012 - 09:43:

For me it looks quite hard to do. I always bind off the stitches and cast them on again, but I have to say the result is not that stretchy as it looks in this video.

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