Thank yous go out to Maria and KarWar who left comments on my last sweater post, they both suggested a buttonhole that I’m smitten with. KarWar pointed me to a page at Lanna Grossa with a few buttonholes for ribbed button bands, suggestions are for both 1×1 and 2×2 ribbing. I’m using the one from the second to last picture, it’s the same technique Maria suggested.
Here is the swatch stretched to show the test buttonholes (the good ones are near the top):
And here it is relaxed to show that the buttonholes don’t push the ribbing apart:
The hole is just large enough to ease my 7/8ths inch button through. I’m ready to knit my first button band, but first I have do tackle some seaming.