If you do not really know what you are doing, making buttonholes can be extremely difficult. That is why most people opt for the automatic buttonhole machine. And we also have been on the beginner stage, where we struggled a lot, especially while working with different kinds of knitted button bands.
Moreover, in the beginning, we could not get a proper buttonhole on the moss stitch. However, with time and research, we have managed to perfect that. And to ensure you do not have the same experience, we will show you how to knit a buttonhole in moss stitch.
Steps to Follow to Make a Buttonhole in a Moss Stitch
As we have mentioned, it is pretty easy to sew buttonholes with an automatic machine. That is why the topic of hand sewn buttonholes vs sewing machine is still hot. Nevertheless, we believe that manual machines offer a high level of control.
Additionally, as you will get higher control over the sewing, there is no need to learn the process of tidying up knitted buttonholes. In fact, even if you have an old manual machine, you can carry out this process just simply by learning to sew a buttonhole on an old machine.
Nevertheless, allow us to get back into the topic we have in our hands. So, these are the steps you need to follow to make a buttonhole in a moss stitch:
Step 1: Consider the Pattern
Perfecting the process of making buttonholes in a moss stitch can be as easier as learning to knit a buttonhole in garter stitch if you consider the pattern first. Moss stitch (otherwise known as seed stitch) usually has the pattern of knit one purl one knit. And this one purl one alternates on various rows.
So, just like following the steps of knitting a buttonhole band, you need to make sure that you are carrying the exact pattern at the very end of the row. That will perfect the overall buttonhole-making process.
Step 2: Make a Hole That Continues Across the Row
The second step would be to make a hole without abrupting the flow of the pattern. Do note that if you do not put that much effort into this step, you will end up with a funny-looking hole. And nobody wants funny buttonholes on their sweaters, do they?
Also, just like learning how to use buttonhole scissors, you need to put a bit of time into this.
Step 3: Make a Yarnover and a K2tog
After making a hole on the seed stitch, you will notice that there is a column of knit stitches. You need to work on that to make a yarnover. And after that, like the process we followed for how to knit a buttonhole in rib, you need to pay proper attention to the second stitch.
Step 4: Check If There Is Any Disruption in the Pattern
If you are trying to make a vertical buttonhole, as we showed on the knitting a vertical buttonhole guide, there might be a slight disruption in the pattern. And to fix that, you will have to follow the P2tog process. That will make the pattern go back into the normal stage.
On the other hand, if you do not notice any disruption in the pattern, you should be all good to go.
We hope that the steps we provided on how to knit a buttonhole in moss stitch were easy to follow. And now that you know all about the process, hopefully, carrying it out will be an easy task for you.