Color stranding When knitting with two or more colors wherein the distance between color changes is short, letting the unused yarn be carried along across the wrong side is called color stranding. Color stranding creates a fabric that is -- in essence - two layers thick
Knitting Help - Buttonholes. This technique is a very simple way to put buttonholes in your work. The technique is the same, regardless of the size of buttons you are using and your gauge...you will just want to bind-off/cast-on more stitches for a bigger buttonhole.