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Old 11-30-2012, 11:20 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
You could make a buttonband at the top of the front shoulder. The number of stitches and placement of the buttonholes would depend on the gauge that you have on the neckband (this is in a rib pattern?). But I think a cleaner solution is to take out the neckband and re-knit it with a larger needle. It's even possible that the problem's not with the neckband itself but with the bind off. In that case, you need only re-do the bind off using a larger needle in your right hand or a stretchy bind off.
Thanks so much for your reply. I think that when I picked up and knitted from the neck to start the neckband, that it was too tight there. I followed the right pattern requirements, but it seems too small. Your reply got me thinking though, the main body of the sweater is stocking stitch, knit a row purl a row, but the neck band is knit 2 purl 2 rib - so a stocking stitch flap would not fit in with the rib part/neck band. Unless I could knit up to the neck band and then do a sideways rib? Is this possible? I can't face taking the neckband off. I think that I'd never get it back together again. Maybe a band wouldn't look too odd overlapping the rib?
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