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How do I actually attach the button band to the sweater. What stitch should I use to sew it on? Answered

I know how to knit the garter stitch button band...but what stitch should i use to actually sew it to the cardigan (stockinette) sweater?


button bands (and cuffs and collars) are rarely knit separately. A seam would be bulky and affect how the band lies & looks. It's also pretty time consuming to cast on and then sew it on two separate pieces. Every pattern I've seen (& used), instructs one to pick up stitches along the front edges.

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