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How to Knit the Estonian Button

How to Knit the Estonian Button

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This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the Estonian button. This technique is a method of creating nupps and creates a small, attractive bump in the fabric resembling a button.

Materials Used in this Tutorial


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Pattern Instructions

    Skill: Intermediate

  1. Step 1

    Skip first 2 sts, insert needle in between 2nd and 3rd sts on main needle.

  2. Step 2

    Work a st and draw a loop through, place onto main needle.

  3. Step 3

    Insert needle into 1st st, k tbl pull st off needle.

  4. Step 4

    Slip two sts on main needle to working needle, pass the first stitch over the other two sts.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Estonian Button

Example of the Estonian Button (Click for Larger)

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Comments

  1. Carolyn Ethridge

    April 22, 2013

    For the Estonion Button: After the first row, do you purl across the next row to maintain a stockinette stitch?

    • Johnny Vasquez

      April 22, 2013

      Yes

      • harriet kozitsky

        April 22, 2013

        YOU DID NOT SAY HOW MANY STITCHES TO PUT ON THE NEEDLE FOR THE ESTONIAN BUTTON. MRS. KOZITSKY

        • Johnny Vasquez

          April 22, 2013

          This is a technique, not a pattern.

  2. donnam

    April 26, 2013

    Is there a pattern or how many stitches and how do you offset rows with bumps

    • Johnny Vasquez

      April 26, 2013

      This is a technique tutorial, not a pattern tutorial. It’s meant to show you how to use this in another pattern, not how to use it on it’s own.

  3. TERRY

    April 30, 2013

    good job, Johnny! I was greatly impressed that you did those repeats of the technique to the point where it really made sense! It’s a delightful technique!

  4. Brenda Hedge

    May 7, 2013

    Hi Johnny, I am fascinated with this Estonian button stitch. I do not, however, know how many stitches to cast on to get a pattern. Is it an even count or odd? If I knit 2 before, in beteen and at the end, how many stitches must I cast on? I truly appreciate your help and am soooooo enjoy watching the videos each day for different stitches. I’m so glad I came across your tutorials. Many thanks for your help!
    Brenda

    • Johnny Vasquez

      May 7, 2013

      Hi Brenda!

      As I have stated before in previous comments, this is an embellishment to add to your fabric. This tutorial is not a pattern tutorial. You can use it however you want, but there is no multiple to cast on. The stitch is worked over 2 stitches. How many stitches you put in-between is up to you.