Step Three: Sew the collar
Pattern piece D represents the collar. It is cut on fold which makes a piece long enough to be attached from the front all the way to the back insert (F) and the sleeve seam. Take pattern pieces D and G and sew at 3/8″. It is now a band. Keep seam allowances open. There is a notch on the pattern to let you know where the halfway mark is. Fold the collar in half. Remember to keep the seam allowances open.
Mark the front and back. Align the front and back and the notches provided on the pattern. Align the front of the collar with the front of the sweater.
At first, the neckline will appear to be too big. Mark the middle of the front of the sweater.
Align the notch on the collar to the front insert (E) and sleeve (C).
You may have to pull the collar to fit the neckline opening just a bit.Zigzag or serge the seam allowance.
If you find the seam allowance standing up just stay stitch it to lay flat.
Step Four: Make the ribbing for the easy sweater
Hipline ribbing: The hipline ribbing is composed of two pieces: front and back. When we sew this pieces together the seams will match the sides seams of the sweater.
Measure the hemline of the sweater. Create a rectangle that is 7″ x measurement of the hemline – minus 2″= hemline ribbing. Please add seam allowance on each side. In my case it is 34″ plus the seam allowance of 1/4 x 2 = 34 1/2″. My rectangle then will be 34 1/2″ x 7″.
Cuff ribbing: We need two pieces for the cuff ribbing. Measure the hem of the sleeve. Draw a rectangle that is 5″ x the measurement of the sleeve – 1″= cuff ribbing.