Hi, I am Teresa. A very prosperous new year to everyone.
I am having a serious problem with a button hold band. I am knitting pattern 836 from peterpan. I was asked to pick up and knit 80 stitches along a right front. Knit two more rows and begin button hole as follows:
[B]1st Buttonhole Row [/B]-Rib 4, cast off next st, [rib 13 (15, 16, 17) including st used in cast off, cast off next st] 4 times rib 1, work 2 tog: 63 (71,74,79) sts.
This band has button holes side by side. I cant for the life of me get that by following the instructions beginning with 80 sts. how can I remain with 79 sts after I have cast off five times. help!!! Its mathematically impossible so I am thinking I am not understanding the instructions.