|pardon my loose ends..|
Things I love about this knit; button bands and edgings are knit right in, and the stitch pattern next to the button bands keeps everything looking tidy. The only finishing is grafting the underarms, weaving in any ends and adding the buttons. I used a cable cast on for the sleeves and bottom edge and think that worked out very nicely. With fancier buttons, this little cardi could go Hollywood.
(btw, this little sweater grew considerably in length when I wet blocked it. That surprised me)