I would say that I am an intermediate knitter who is taking on my first cardigan. In any event I am really having trouble with the section where belt loops are being added and where the collar begins to widen. The pattern reads exactly as follows;
Inc 2 sts inside 1 edge st at the center front for collar - knit the increased sts for collar in garter st, keeping the 1 st in stockinette st between button bands and body. On the following 2 rows garter st over only the 7 button band sts (short rows). Then inc 1 st inside 1 edge st 6 times every row, then 6 times every other row and then 6 times every 4th row = 20 st increase for collar.
I am really not sure how much of this pertains to the button band belt loops, but I didn't want to leave anything out in case it was important. There isn't much information on button bands or belt loops online that I could find so any help you experts could give would really be appreciated.
Just to be clear, there are no button on this cardigan, just a belt so I am sure that button bands must mean the belt loops. I hope
I am really confused and the help of an angel
would mean the world. Thank you in advance, C