I was in the process of sewing the buttons to the vest. The buttons were heart-shaped and I would like them to stay more or less in the same direction. So, it took me some time to figure out how to do it right. When I finally got it at the third one, I returned to the first which was a bit upside down. I was using the cotton yarn as the sewing thread ... and this is what caused the problem. I was already very very careful in discerning the sewing thread from the neckband. When I came to the final knot, I thought I got it ... and there my scissors went! And of course, I cut the yarn in the neckband! :(
I didn't think there was a better solution to this other than knitting the neckband again. The mishap happened around midnight last night. I was just too tired to do anything else but cursing myself! Luckily, I am now much faster in picking up the stitches for bands, which I think is the most time-consuming task in finishing.
Talking about knitting the bands, since there is no instruction for the armhole bands, I did some trial-and-error with them. The instructions for the neckband ask for picking up 54 stitches in the front neck. So, I started with 75 stitches respectively for the front and back side of the armhole, which I knew beforehand was too many since it was almost like picking up 1 stitch per row. But it was good to see how it really turned out:
You can see that the band is flaring away from my arm. Therefore, I estimated halfway between 54 stitches and 75 stitches would be a nice number. I settled with 64 and it looks like this: