I st at each end on every following 6th row until 25 sts remain, keeping edges in garter stitch. I thought about using the rats (too small) or the cats (too aggressive) or the granddaughter ... The lady in the shop was interested as to why I needed so many buttons. cast off 3 sts work to end and complete this half first.1/ K to end2/ P1. I cut it exactly to the pattern - as I don't have any chickens I can't try it for fit. I don't have to go to work now Kate so have more time than you do. I had to go out and get some more buttons yesterday. Bless her she wanted to take me to save me walking, she is everso kind, I said the walk would do me good, as I know how busy she is. How kind is that and when I got home there was more buttons in a little packet pushed through the letter box from my Neighbour, she must have sorted out her button box for me. She didn't turn a hair when I told her what I was making and why. She told me to put the expensive ones back and went out the back and came out with about two hundred beige buttons and said here the hens wont mind what colour they are.
Divide for neck; Work 11 sts, cast off 3, work to end – complete this half first. One would hold the knitted part slightly stretched while the other wound the wool into a ball. they look great and yes, you put me to shame as well. Just read this whole forum and am really impressed by you all. She said if she could knit she'd do some but she can't so she won't, but good luck to us!!! ) but her next door neighbour has just taken in 6 ex-batts, so she might make them some fleece jackets in return for the occasional egg!!! She told her relative about it expecting her to laugh, and it turns out she's just taken in 6 ex batts too, and very seriously said that they need the jumpers and explained all the whys and wherefores. She was amazed and didn't realise how terrible they are in battery conditions. The *search* tab (up at the top of this page) is excellent for finding lost threads. Her friend mailed back to say she can't knit (where HAVE all the knitters gone?!Cast on 10 sts at beginning of next row, k14, p to last 14sts, k14. Mum-in-law had a terrific button box, only to be expected with six children. I have never been able to replicate it, maybe 'cos my old garments go to charity shops and the buttons go with them!Work buttonholes; (work these 2 rows straight if using Velcro). Next row – cast off 10 sts, k4, p2 tog, p to last 6 sts, p2tog, k4. We had a lot of buttons because we used to make rag rugs and Mum used to make quilts as well so all the buttons had to be cut off.