with Anne Hanson
Upgrade your knitting skills from pullovers to cardigans with designer Anne’s help. Learn to knit perfect button bands and create sublime buttonholes. Understand how button choices affect the look and use of your sweater. Anne, a lifelong knitter who practices the fine art of finishing, will guide you through the calculation for picking up stitches and help you execute beautiful bind-offs.
Get started creating button bands! Prepare and plan how you'd like to use your buttons!
Learn how to pick up stitches and calculate the pickup ratio you need to create even, extraordinary button bands!
Learn how to create different types of edges for a variety of looks.
Learn how to bind off your button band and troubleshoot common problems.
Now that your button band is complete, learn about choosing buttons to make your garment stand out.
Learn how to space and attach your buttons!
Learn how to make eyelet buttonholes, two-row buttonholes and one-row buttonholes.
Learn about buttonhole bands that are incorporated into your garment.
"This class gives a great review of things to consider in planning a buttonband. There are great tips, and lots of technical details that will make a difference in choosing buttons and the appropriate buttonhole. My only critique is sometimes the camera is not close enough to show the actual knitting, but this is rare. Anne's teaching style is very low key. I am an experienced sweater knitter, but am now excited to improve my buttonband skills!"