We are now coming to the grand finale of the Summer Cardigan knit-along! This week, we’ll knit the front button/buttonhole bands and the pockets! You’ll also have a chance to add that little something extra in the form of charming buttons and ribbon. It will be exciting to see what you choose!
Knitting the front button and buttonhole bands
It is practical to knit the front bands before cutting the steek open because the bands offer additional stabilization before the cutting. It is also easier to work with the whole garment when the cardigan front pieces are still connected.
Pick up and knit the recommended number of stitches along each front following the information in the pattern. So that the front bands won’t be either too tight or too loose, pick up and knit 3 stitches for every 4 rows. In other words, skip about every 4t