Hey knitting friends! I just added a 1x1 ribbed neck band + button band to my cardigan by picking up stitches as per the pattern instructions and it looks terrible . It looks really flared out and wavy. The cardigan body itself is reverse-stockinette with strands of yarn weaved vertically through the purl bumps.
The unfinished edge is a bit wavy because of how the vertical weaving affects the fabric… could that be the issue? Or I was wondering since it essentially has a ruffled effect, maybe I just need to decrease as I create the additional rows in the button band, or pick up fewer stitches? I picked up exactly the number directed from the pattern and am using the correct smaller needle size + gauge.
Any help is greatly appreciated, I’m a relatively new knitter and am trying to finish this before I leave on a trip next weekend and feel stuck
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