I removed the button bands, unseamed the bottom 2 inches on the side seams, snipped just above the bottom ribbing, picked it out and knit a new longer ribbing, adding just over an inch. Seamed it back up, reknit the button bands, and decided to make a change there, too. Four buttons makes it one piece of fabric across the front that draws the eye horizontally, I think partially because of the low neckline. Three buttons in a flyaway cardigan style adds a vertical line to the lower front and is more flattering, I think. I like it better, and it feels more fun to wear.
What do you think? The only other thing I’d do, is make this the next smaller size; the shoulders are a little wide. But I’m not starting over!
While I was in knitpicky mode, I sewed up the holes in my log cabin blanket. It wasn’t nearly as onerous as I thought it would be; it was pretty much like sewing in ends. Not perfect, but at least they won’t fray any further!