I thought I would start with a basic garter stitch yoke which buttons up the front. You can see that I worked short rows just below the neckband (you can see them on the left side of neckband in photo). Elizabeth from Eliza's Buttons and Yarns is writing this book with me and pointed out that it might be fun to have the buttons going on an angle instead of down the middle of the front. Good thought.
To give knitters the choice I'm going to put the short rows at the bottom of the yoke instead of right under the neckband. Then the knitter doesn't have to choose where they want the button opening to be until part way down the yoke. They will be able to try it on and play with the yoke to see what they like. Can't wait to see how it works.