Foxtrot Cardigan Neckline Tutorial
Keep Your Edges Tidy: Handy Tip
A vertical neckline can look messy if the edges aren’t worked tightly. Keep your edges tidy by working the first stitch tightly, but – more importantly – when you insert your needle into the second stitch of the row (as shown), pull the working yarn tightly again. This will firm-up the first stitch and keep your edges crisp. If you do this as you begin each row (even on the wrong side), you will have a much tidier neckline.
Troubleshooting Your Neckline
If your neckline seems wavy, loose, or too wide, this means you’ve picked-up more stitches than necessary and/or worked your neckline too loosely.
Try one or both of the following:
- Work the neckline again with a smaller needle and take care to keep the stitches nice and tight.
- Pick up slightly fewer stitches.
To enhance the curve of the front bands, use your blocking pins to help accentuate the curves as shown.