I had finished all the knitting I could do on the Icelandic sweater before I left for the cruise last month. The next step was to cut the front open to 'cardiganize' it and then knit on the button bands.
The steek was designated by two purl stitches. I found it much easier to isolate them by turning the sweater inside out.
Looking inside, the cut ends of the steek are visible. I may stitch a grosgrain ribbon to cover that. Normally with a knitted steek (as opposed to the steek with 2 purl stitches called for on this sweater), the edges just curl under and don't need any finishing at all.
It's nice and warm and I think I'll get a lot of use out of it when the thermostat in the house goes down.