Bands around necklines, armholes or at hems don't have to be boring!
Add some interest by adding something extra where the bands meet the garment edge or along the Turning Row .
In this red and white example, we've played with a Chain Cast On and e-Wrap in these areas. We used a contrasting color too, although using the garment yarn (single or doubled) can create a more subtle element.
Following are the steps for a one-piece band. You can apply this technique to any band style, just plan ahead!
1Shape your neckline with any method
2Establish the number of needles needed for your band
3E-wrap or chain cast on over those needles (main or contrasting yarn)
4Wrong side facing, hang the garment edge
5Knit your band (don't forget to grade the tension)