There are several methods for making horizontal buttonholes over two rows; this one-row buttonhole looks tidy and does not need to be reinforced later.
1 On the RS, work to the point where you want the buttonhole to be placed. Bring the yarn to the front, slip the next stitch from the left needle as if to purl and bring the yarn to the back. *slip the next stitch from the left needle to the right and pass the first slipped stitch over it and off the needle. Repeat from * three times, keeping the yarn at the back the whole time.
You have bound off 4 stitches.
5 Bring the loop through to the front as if to knit, but instead of slipping the old stitch off the left needle, use the right needle to place the new loop onto the left needle.
You have cast on 1 stitch.
6 Repeat steps 4 and 5 four more times and then turn the work back so that the RS is facing.
You have cast on 5 stitches.
7 Bring the yarn to the back and slip the first stitch from the left needle to the right needle; pass the additional cast-on stitch over the slipped stitch to close the buttonhole. Work to the end of the row as usual.
You have made a one-row horizontal buttonhole.
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