Technical Tuesday: Tulip Button Hole

The one thing that will always make or break a garment is the finishing. If your knitting is perfect, but the seaming and castoffs are subpar, it shows. One thing I was struggling with was the buttonholes. In every pattern I followed, it was always the same buttonhole, bind off X amount of stitches and cast them on again on the other side. I felt like there had to be a neater and more structurally sound way to do button holes and that is when I heard about the tulip buttonhole.

As stated in the video, this button band has a lot more structure and looks neater. Structure is something you desperately want in a button band, it is an area that gets the most wear and tear from the whole garment. If your button band isn’t as strong as it needs to be, the holes will warp over time and end up making the garment look saggy.

I know all three of these videos have a different name for the buttonholes, but they are all very similar and quite strong. In case you are new to the blog, I usually try to post multiple videos in case one just isn’t cutting it. Everyone has a different knitting technique and it can take time to figure out what works best in your case. Luckily I was about to find tutorials with both ‘left’ and ‘right’ handed knitting, so you can adjust for your liking.