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table of contents chapter 23 (of 29)

23: Working the Neck Band of a Sweater (cont.)

A neckband knitted separately, and then stitched to the neck edge should follow the same principles of joining. Match row to row along each side of the neck. Join three horizontal stitches on the centre front and back neck to three rows of the band, and then skip every fourth row. If the slant of the shapings at each side of the neck is sharp, skip rows on the band at even intervals [pic 16,17).

   
16: (left) Join rows to row at each side. Use normal ratio across front and back, and change ratio for the shaping area.
17: (right) The finished neck.

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V necks

A V neck has two edges, the horizontal stitches across the back of the neck and the diagonal sides of the neck, which slant at different angles depending on the number of rows between shapings. The rows on these edges are longer in height than the rows of a right angle edge [pic 18,19].

   
18: (left) The stitches on the slope are longer than the right angle stitches.
19: (right) A different slope, and a difference in stitch length.

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