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mermaidivy 11-02-2011 05:55 PM

Please help me with the neckband...!
I'm knitting my first sweater and I'm stuck at the neckband.

Here's the neckband pattern:
Neckband: With RS facing, using smaller needles, beg at right back shoulder, pick up and k40(42-44-46-48) sts across back neck edge, 15 sts along left front neck edge, 20(22-24-26-28) sts across front neck edge, then 15 sts along right front neck edge 90(94-98-102-106) sts. Beg with Row 2, work even in ribbing same as for back for 1 1/2, end on WS. Bind off all sts in ribbing. Sew right shoulder and neckband seam.

I don't understand if that means I need pick up and K back and forth the left and the front? how do I pick up and K the back neck edge and do the front neck edge again? Do I suppose to pick up and knit with different needles?... sorry for many questions but I really can't fgure it out...

I would really appreciate if somebody could explain the neckband section in detail please... thank you!!

salmonmac 11-02-2011 06:18 PM

Essentially the pick up and knit is all in one. Just pick up the sts around the neck and proceed with the row 2 directions for ribbing.

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