TO MAKE UP
Using 3mm needles and yarn A, cast on 11 sts. Work in K1, P1 rib until band measures same length as front hem to neck edge. Break yarn and leave sts on holder.
Place 9 removable markers in fabric of buttonband, evenly spaced, with bottom button approx. 4 rows above hem and top button approx. 4 rows below neck. *Work in K1, P1 rib until work measures same as buttonband to next marker, ending after a WS row. Buttonhole row 1 (RS) Patt 4, cast off 2 sts, patt to end. Buttonhole row 2 (WS) Patt to cast-off, cast on 2 sts, patt to end. Rep from * until all buttonholes have been worked. Work in rib until buttonhole band measures same as buttonband.