I was justing reading the pattern again to see how many rows wide the buttonband will be so I can buy some buttons. I don't quite get what I am suppose to do. I sewed the shoulders together and now I am going to pick up the stitches on the right front and then pu sts from the holder and half way to the back of the neck. Is that right? THen knit 2 rows seed st on third row make the buttonholes. Then knit one row seed st more. I don't get the next part. I put it in brackets. I am lost at this point.
Right collar: Pick up 58 sts on smaller needles along left neck edge and knit approx. 12 cm of Pattern 2 - see instructions above, put all sts on a st holder.
Left collar: knit the same as the right collar.
Sew shoulder seams.
Right button band and neckband: Pick up on smaller circular needles approx. 62-76 sts along right button band, then put 58 sts from right collar back on needles and pick up approx. 12 sts to center back = 132 -146 sts. Knit 2 rows seed st. On the next row make 5 buttonholes evenly distributed along button bands - the bottom should be approx. 1 cm from bottom edge and the top should be just before the collar starts. 1 buttonhole = K 2 tog, yo.
Knit 1 row seed st more(, then bind off sts around back of the neck and along the collar in seed st.
Continue with 3 rows seed st along button bands – K 2 tog the 2 sts at the top of button bands every row so that there will be a smooth transition from neckband. After these 3 rows bind off the remaining sts in seed st.)
Left button band and neckband: Knit the same as the right, reversing all shaping and without buttonholes.
Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams using edge sts as a seam allowance. Sew on buttons.