Need Help on Buttonhole Band

I am knitting a baby cardigan and have a questions with the buttonhole band.

For Girls: Next row, (make buttonholes) Rib 2(3,3,3) yfwd, rib 2tog, rib 12(13,12,12), yfwd, rib 2tog, rep from * to * 3(3,4,5) times more, rib 4(7,7,5).

I don’t understand this at all. Could someone explain it to me.

Thank bunches :smiley:

I assume you’re picking up stitches along the front?

Work 2(3,3,3) stitches in the ribbing as established, yo and k2tog (or purl depending on where you are) Work 12(etc.) in ribbing, yo, work 2tog and keep doing this until you get to the end, then work 4(etc.) in ribbing.

The yo’s will create the buttonhole and the k2tog will make up for the increase of the yo.

Thank You Ingrid!!! Yes, I am picking up stitches along the side. I appreciate your speedy reply!!! I will try it now and if I have questions, I will be back!!