I've got another question about that Crystal Palace teddy bear sweater. I really appreciate the help on this board!
I've knitted all of the pieces and am now ready to do the front band of the cardigan. Here's where I am in the directions:
Taking 1 st into seams and matching sts, join both shoulder seams leaving 18(20,22) sts for back neck. With size 2 (3mm) needles and A, cast on 7 sts.
1st row (right side): K2, (p1, k1) twice, k1.
2nd row:K1,(p1,k1)to end.
These 2 rows form the rib. Rep them once.
Next row (make buttonhole): K2, p2 tog, yrn, p1, k2. Rib 9(11, 13) rows, then rep buttonhole row. Rep last 10(12,14) rows twice more, thus 4 buttonholes will have been worked. Cont in rib until band, when slightly stretched, fits up both fronts and across back neck. Cast off in ribbing.
I understand the first sentence -- seam up the two fronts to the back, leaving a gap for the neck. It's after that I get confused. It doesn't say pick up stitches, so I'm not sure if I'm supposed to knit the band for the buttons and button holes separate and then seam them onto the two fronts, or pick up stitches and knit the band directly on to each front piece? Does anyone know?
I've been just knitting garter stitch instead of the ribbing all around b/c it was easier for me when I started the sweater a while ago.
Thanks in advance,