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An article and method is disclosed having a yarn knitted into a fabric panel including a base plurality of rows, a descending plurality of rows, and an ascending plurality of rows. The panel having interior and exterior surfaces, a first and a partially adjacent second margin. Included is an aperture therethrough from the interior to the exterior, the aperture is disposed in a portion of the first and second margins. The aperture forms an aperture periphery, wherein the descending and ascending rows correspond to the aperture periphery and the first and second margins correspond to the base rows. The descending rows each decrease by at least a stitch from the base rows and the ascending rows each increase by at least a stitch from the descending rows, wherein the aperture periphery forms a smooth transition from the exterior to the interior while having no reduction in panel stretching flexibility.