Monday, November 12, 2012

Button Placket Help with the Baby Link Outfit

In case you decide to try making your own little Link costume, I got a little confused with the section called "Divide for Back Button Placket" used on the tunic, so here's how I did it. It's probably not quite correct because the placket is backwards from the picture in the pattern, but it works exactly the same.

Instructions for Back Button Placket
  • Follow Step 3 working back and forth, not in a round
  • Step 4 (WS): Purl all stitches (82).
  • Step 5 (RS): To create the overlap for the button placket, use a new needle to pick up the loops on the right side from the 6 stitches you purled in step 3.


  • Step 6a: Turn to WS and k6 from the stitches you picked up. Turn to RS.
Sorry, the yarn should be in the back of the work (my husband was holding it for me so I could take the picture)
  • Step 6b: On RS, k88 and turn. On WS, k6, p76, k6 and then turn. These two rows should be knitted three times in total (6 rows in all). You should end up with something looking like this.
  • Step 7: The buttonhole is created with two rows. For the RS buttonhole row, k1, k2tog twice, k1, and then k82 and turn. For the WS buttonhole row, k6, p76, k2, CO 2 between the two k2tog from the previous row (when you're two stitches from the end), k2, and turn.

 Hope these close-up pictures help. Best of luck!

6 comments:

grandrapidsgirl said...

Thank you so much for the directions for the placket on Baby Link tunic. I had unraveled the first attempt and was about to i give up when I found your directions. Giving the exact number of stitches in each direction helped a great deal for some reason and the pictures are just right. It was easy once I understood the directions. Thanks for taking the time to do this. Sandra

Anne G. White said...

I'm so glad I was able to help someone! It was way confusing to me at first, so nice to know the picture taking and descriptions were all worth it. :) Best of luck!

Diane said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for providing clear instructions. I had almost given up.

Anne G. White said...

@Diane - My pleasure! So glad I could help out. :)

Amber Bowen said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial! I still seem to be having a bit of trouble after knitting the six I pick up. I do this, then turn the work....and am at a loss! So, after I turn, how do I continue knitting? I feel like there is a step I am missing, like do I use another needle entirely?

Anne G. White said...

@Amber - So sorry about the late reply. I took a hiatus from the blog after the birth of Rosalina. Yes, you'll need a third needle to pick up the 6 purl stitches.