How do I join shoulder seams by picking up cast off stitches and knitting

by Kay
(England )

I have completed back and right and left round neck cardigan fronts and all have been cast off. The pattern then says Neckband join shoulder seams. With rs facing using 3.25mm needles pick up and knit 21 stitches evenly along right side of neck,27 sts across cast off sts at back of neck and 20sts evenly along left side of neck69 sts.
Next row knit commencing with 2nd row of 1x1 rib work 7 rows cast off in rib
This is supposed to be an easy knit design can you help me please

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Apr 06, 2021
Join shoulder seams.
by: Ratchadawan

Hello Kay,

Thanks for the question and visit.
It's a little bit confusing the way the direction is written. It supposes to says joining the shoulder seams first and then proceed to the direction for the neckband. You can't pick up stitches to make a neckband without seaming the right and left front to the back.

After the pieces are joined together, you can follow the rest of the instruction for the neckband using smaller needle.

Look up videos on Youtube if you need help on how to pick up stitches for neckband. There are many of them there.

Have a great day!

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