Vertical Buttonhole

Work a ribbed band to 2 rows before the bottom of the buttonhole position, ending on a right side row. *With wrong side facing, work number of sts to the buttonhole opening. Join new yarn (shown shaded here in cream), work to end of row, turn. Work to the buttonhole opening, cross the 2 yarn ends (as you would in Fair Isle or intarsia to prevent a hole), work to end of row with original working yarn. Work to the buttonhole opening, cross the 2 yarn ends, work to end of row with new yarn, turn. Work to the buttonhole opening, drop new yarn, pick up other yarn (without crossing yarn ends), work to end of row. Cont in rib working the appropriate number of rows for the buttons you've chosen. Work 2 more rows in rib, crossing yarns at buttonhole opening and ending with a right side row. Cut new yarn. With wrong side facing, work to end of row with main yarn and continue to 2 rows before the bottom of next buttonhole, ending on a right side row. Repeat from * for each buttonhole.

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Hello daily knitters! I'm the editor of Knitting Daily. I've been obsessed with knitting for about ten years now and my favorite projects are sweaters. I like the occasional smaller project, but there's nothing like yards of stockinette with a well-placed cable or a subtle stitch pattern here and there. I crochet a bit now and then—especially when I need to produce a baby blanket in time for the baby shower. I've been in publishing for 20 years and I'm finally exactly where I want to be: at the crossroads of knitting and communication. I live in Spokane, Washington and when I'm not knitting I enjoy gardening, snuggling with my dogs, swimming, reading, and playing in the snow in the winter. But, really, I'm pretty much always knitting!

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