|23: Working the Neck
Band of a Sweater (cont.)
Square necks present two different edges.
The horizontal cast off row and the right angle rows at the side.
The neck band is added in four pieces after the shoulder seams have
been joined. Pick up stitch for stitch across the horizontal row and
then decrease one stitch at each end of every row to form part of a
mitred corner. Pick up stitches along each side in the ratio
appropriate to the size of the needles being used for the band. If
the needles are the same size as those used for the garment, pick up
three stitches to every four rows and then work the band, decreasing
one stitch at each end of every row. Carefully join the little seams
at each corner, they need to look very neat as they are in the
neckline spotlight [pic 30, 31].
30: (left) Work a mitred corner.
Mitred corner join.
Another way to make the
corner is to work all four pieces without decreasing at the ends of
the rows, and then place and stitch the edges over each other at the
corners [pic 32].
32: Overlap bands for a different
square neck corner.
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