oh no, a mogul!
i can either leave the live stitches for the neck and back, pick up the sides of the neck, and continue up the one inch of neckband. this creates a continuous line of cable pattern up the back. hmm, not sure if i like it.
so, rip, try binding off stitches, and picking them back up, to create a line of demarkation. duh, the picked up stitches do not line up with the cables. rip rip.
now i'm knitting a small band of the cable, it would be as long as the neck, and grafted. then sewn on.
but, does it look too "girly"? the sweater will be for either dh or ds.
all opinions will be appreciated :-)