I-cord knot buttons question

I am making a approx. 15" to 18" pillow and would like to put i-cord buttons on the back, similar to the link below. I have never made an i-cord before and am unsure how many stitches I need for an i-cord knot button.

Also should I make the buttons before making the button holes to ensure that I make the right size button holes?

Thanks in advance

Here is a short tutorial on making Chinese knot closures so it might give you some idea how to make the knot button for your project:

http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2008/10/24/handmade-closures-chinese-knot.aspx

I don’t know what to say about making sure the button hole is big enough. Might have to make the button first and then do an experiment swatch and see what size button hole works best with the knot you make :slight_smile:

Libbie

Thanks for the tutorial link.

http://calstaging.bemidjistate.edu/students/jtong/howto.html
http://www.satincord.com/knots/buttonknot.htm

here’s a few more.