Button Band

I am knitting a child’s sweater and the pattern calls for a 9 stitch 1x1 rib button band. It wants me to knit a band with a length to the back of the neck, and then a second band to the back neck for the other side and then join the two together. Any compelling reason why I can’t knit the band all in one stretch?

@annekepoot I’ve made many sweaters, and never had a pattern like your describe. I’ve always had one button band all around the neck to the other side.

A join might add a little structure that keeps the button band standing up, but I don’t know if that’s really needed for something nine stitches wide.

Yeah, I think I’m just going to go ahead and knit in one piece - my joins never look that wonderful! :wink:

I’ve seen many vintage patterns that say to do it that way. not sure why.
But it should be fine to do all in one piece.

I look forward to seeing pictures! Hope you post some.