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table of contents chapter 24 (of 29)

24: Front Bands & Necks on Cardigans & Jackets
(cont.)

To work bands on a V neck cardigan or jacket, pick up the stitches from the hem to the point of the V neck. Placing buttonholes if desired (see here), knit the required number of rows, increasing one stitch at the neck end of every second row. The angle of the corner is not as sharp as on a round neck corner, so there is no need to increase on every row [pic 16].


16: The corner of a V neck is not as sharp as on a round neck. Work increases on every second row, on the first stitch at the beginning of a row and the second last stitch at the end of any row.

Pick up stitches around the neck as if for a V neck sweater (see here) and knit the neck band, increasing at each end of every second row. Work all increases on the first stitch at the beginning of any row and the second last stitch at the end of any row. Cast off loosely, and firmly and join the little seams at the V point with right side facing, matching rows [pic 17].


17: The corner of the V neck joined.

The bands also work well if you pick up the stitches in one hit from hem to hem, following the ratios appropriate to the areas you are working. Use a pair of button ended needles or twin pins because you will have a large number of stitches to accommodate.


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