|24: Front Bands &
Necks on Cardigans & Jackets
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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