Starting a few sts before a button band (the 5 rows in garter st) with circular needle, pick up stitches along bottom chain selvedge, picking up two sts in each chain as follows: one stich in front loop of chain and one in back loop. Overlap button bands: lay one bandover the other , aligning selvedge chains, and pu 2 sts through both thicknesses of each chain: 4 sts picked up.
Continue around, picking up one in front loop and one in back loop of chain. (=128 sts).
Continue to work in continous rounds in stockinette stitch (K every round).
this is the link to the pattern im on the skirt part the very beginning http://lallana7.blogspot.com/2007/07/el-patrn-tura-maeve.html