Hi, I’m working on my first long sleeved sweater with buttons and I’m stuck on the buttonhole side. I did the Left Front and marked the button positions, so I get that, but then I’m lost on the Right Front. (It’s the Debbie Bliss Alex sweater if anybody is familiar with that.) Ok, so it says: Work buttonholes to match button position as follows:
1st buttonhole row (right side) K2, k2tog, y2rn, skpo, k10, k2tog, y2rn, skpo, k to end, then
2nd buttonhole row: Working twice into y2rn, p to last 2sts, k2
So, I get that that is the top and bottom of the button hole, right? What I don’t know here is: What a y2rn is and what it means by working twice into it.
But that’s not my biggest problem!
Because then it goes on to say how much to cast on, ok, then goes into the pattern without saying when to stop and add in the button hole. I get that I’m supposed to do that at the markings of the other side, but…do I just interrupt the normal instructions and just plug in the buttonhole rows when I get there? Like, do I just interrupt, for instance my Dec row or Inc row when I get to the marker and just do 1st buttonhole row and then second buttonhole row and then just start in again wherever I left off? I hope this makes sense. If not, I’ll write the hole Right Front directions and try to be clearer about my confused state.
P.S. There are two rows of three buttons.