this sleeveless pullover for my husband Jack in December 2014. It spent last Winter languishing in the cupboard because the neck was shredded. Jack is constantly delving into his pockets for glasses, phone, notebook, which puts a lot of stress on the neckline. The thought of reknitting the neckband was unappealing. I ignored it. But on Friday I had a brainwave - crocheting a new band would be much easier.