^ Picking up stitches to create finishing bands ^ Working neckbands and cardigan borders ^ Figuring out where to place buttonholes and buttons ost knitting patterns for sweaters give you the most basic, generic plan for making a sweater. After you work the pieces, block them, and seam the shoulders, you must bring your own expertise to the finishing details — neckbands, edgings, buttonholes, and cardigan bands. This chapter takes you on a beginner's tour of techniques for picking up stitches evenly, making cardigan bands, and installing buttonholes. By no means do the procedures shown here exhaust the possibilities, but they're a great place to start.
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