Patty Lyons Knitting Class: Best Buttonholes



Have you never been happy with your buttonholes? Does the ratio for picking up stitches for the perfect button band elude you? In this workshop we’ll practice a variety of buttonholes including one row and two row and my own trick for neatening up the two row button hole. We will look how to make the perfect button band make sure that cardigan isn’t a disappointment in the final step. Close up those
sweaters with pride!

Join our Saturday Sit-and-Knit sessions and get help preparing your swatches for our classes with Patty Lyons!

Prerequisite: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, and know simple increases and decrease. Must know eloop cast on. NOTE: If you're not sure whether you have the appropriate skills for this class, please stop in and talk to us!

Yarn Worsted weight yarn, for your sampler. OPTIONAL: small amount of contrasting yarn, DK or lighter

Needles and Hooks US 8 or 9, or whatever needle the yarn you pick out calls for. G or H crochet hook

Accessories Darning needle, tape measure

Homework You will need to make the following 1 swatch:

CO 12 stitches
Work the first 5 stitches in seed stitch (knit 1, purl 1 then purl 1, knit 1 on next row) and the last 7 stitches in stockinette (alternating rows of knit and purl). Work for 4 rows ending with WS row



Patty Lyons is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who is known for teaching the “why” not just the “how” in her pursuit of training the “mindful knitter”. She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking.

Patty teaches nationally at guilds & knitting shows around the country such as Vogue Knitting LIVE, STITCHES, and the Knit and Crochet Show

Patty's designs and knitting skill articles have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Purl, Knitter’s Magazine, Cast On, Knit Style, and Creative Knitting magazines, where she also writes a knitter’s advice column called “Patty’s Purls of Wisdom”.


Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Patty Lyons
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