I’m just starting my first “real” project — a hooded baby sweater. I’ve only made some slippers and simple hats. The sweater pattern calls for a zipper, but I’d rather use buttons. I’ll do some practice button holes before trying them in the sweater, but how would I adjust the pattern. It calls for cables close to the front edges where the zipper is supposed to go.
The pattern is from the book “The All New Teach Yourself to Knit” by Evie Rosen. When making the front panels, would I just cast on a few extra stitches on the zipper side of the cables to allow room for buttons and button holes? How far apart should the button holes be?