The front side of the cardigan pattern instructions states that I rib 8 stitches, then hold those stitches on a safety pin. Continue to finish the sweater - then apply the front band as follows: "...cast on 1 stitch, rib across 8 stitches on safety pin (total 9 stitches). Stretch & sew the band in place."
Question - what method of sewing stitch should I use to sew the band?
Is the extra stitch on the band supposed to compensate for the loss of a stitch when I seam the band to the front side?
I cannot imagine that this will look good without the advice of an experienced knitter.