How to knit a wrap collar or front bands

In this DROPS video we show how to make a wrap collar or front bands.

To make a wrap over mid front on a knitted garment you start by picking up new sts behind the existing mid sts.
If you want the collar/front band to be 14 sts wide you beg 7 sts before marker mid front. Knit 14 sts in desired stitch pattern and stockinette st on the remaining sts.
At the end of the round pick up 14 new sts behind the front band and then turn.
Next row from WS: knit first 14 sts in stitch pattern and stockinette st on the remaining sts until you reach the 14 sts on right front, work these in pattern, turn.
Continue back and forth on needle with 14 front band sts in stitch pattern each side.

It’s a good idea to use markers to seperate the sts for collar/front band from the other sts.

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