I love to make a little extra out of my knitted garments. And the buttonbands are no exception.
A couple of years ago I wanted to make buttonbands that nobody else had made before. I wanted to crochet, but was not able to “invent” something that I had not seen before.
Thus, I found a combination where I use both crochet and knitting and have been very pleased with the result. On almost all the jackets I have made over the last 3 years I make the buttonbands in this way.
The bands are simple but stable and neat and they hide any cutting edges well. They are easy to make and I think they fit all types of jackets. In addition, you can decorate them with different crochet sts if you like.
I’ve put my name on them and now call them “Sidsel’s own buttonbands”. In this workshop I will teach how to make them.
We don’t have time enough to finish buttons bands for a whole jacket, so we will work on swatches.
- A knitted swatch. It must have at least one or two corners.
- Yarn in different colors with the same thickness as the yarn in your swatch.
- Canava needle for wool or a needle with rounded tip
- Knitting needle approx ½ size thinner than what you have used for your swatch.
- Crochet hook of the same thickness or about ½ size thinner than what you have used for your swatch.