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Neckband perfection

After shaping necklines, adding neckbands is probably the most challenging part of machine knitting sweaters. Let's dive into some tips for neckband perfection:
  • How many stitches to pick up
  • 1 piece of 2 pieces
  • Getting the band to lie flat
  • Finishing options
  • Think outside the box
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WOW! This show was like putting 10 pounds of yarn in a 5 pound bag!
Here are a few of the tutorials in the Learning Library that we mentioned. Please search for "neckbands" to see even more!

Links Mentioned in the Show

Reversible Band
Calculating Armhole Bands
Band Perfection - Band First or Garment edge First?

Subscriber Series

Garment Bands


Without nicely shaped necklines, attaching neckbands can be a problem
Master Neckline Shaping

Practice Pattern

Dynamic pattern (any yarn, any machine) FREE for Subscribers
00:03:40 - Show Outline
00:04:31 - How Many Stitches to Pick Up?
00:05:47 - Measure and calculate stitches
00:09:56 - Hold the work up to the machine
00:16:35 - Single Layer Band
00:23:20 - Free Pattern
00:27:30 - Doubled Bands
00:39:00 - 2 Piece Band
00:45:45 - Practice, Practice, Practice!