Reinforced Cardigan Bands

How Knit Vertical Buttonhole

You can create a really professional finish on a cardigan by reinforcing the front bands with grosgrain-ribbon facings. First, pin a facing in place on the wrong side of each band, taking care not to stretch the knitting. Slip stitch the facings in place, as shown. On the buttonhole band, cut the buttonholes in the facing to match the buttonholes on the knitting and work buttonhole stitch carefully around each one using a matching sewing thread. Sew the buttons to the button band in...

Divide For Back Opening

Next row RS Patt 25 28 31 34 sts and turn, leaving rem Next row WS Cast on and K 3 sts, P to end. 28 31 34 Next row Patt to last 3 sts, K3. Next row K3, P to end. These 2 rows set the sts - back opening edge 3 sts in garter st with all other sts still in patt. Keeping sts correct as now set, work straight until Back measures 26 30 35 41 cm 10Vi ll3 133 a 16 in, ending with RS facing for next row. Keeping sts correct, cast off 6 sts at beg of next row, then 4 sts at beg of foil alt row. 18 21 24...

Rowan Wool Cotton

A medium-weight wool-cotton-mix yam 50 percent merino wool and 50 per cent cotton approximately 113m 123yd per 50g l3 ioz ball recommended tension -22-24 sts and 30-32 rows to 10cm 4in measured over stocking stitch using 33 4-4mm US size 5-6 knitting needles. Below is the list of overseas distributors for Rowan handknitting yarns contact them for suppliers near you in your country or contact the main office in the UK or the Rowan website for any others. See pages 118 and 119 for yarn...