I have knitted the neckband and can see the opening will be too tight. Would it be possible to leave the neckband and one shoulder seam partially open and sew on button loops and buttons or press studs to rectify this. The pattern I’ve worked from is Etsy Blonde Moments 69. My knitted neckline is higher up than the pattern photograph. I got confused with the instructions which direct to work in st.st. with 80sts x 110 row grid until 116 rows had been worked from the beginning. The ribbing alone was 16 rows long, so I took it that it must mean from the start of the grid which is intarsia. I’d be grateful for any advice. Thank you.