Therefore I am re-knitting the bottom of the cardigan, adding about an inch in length and ending in ribbing rather than garter stitch, redoing the sleeves from the elbows down with appropriate tapering and then I will have to redo the button bands and collar, possibly also in rib, though I haven't get decided on this. Due to the small size of buttons I originally used on this cardigan I'll have to come up with a smaller buttonhole, or change the buttons, which would make me sad, as they are so beautiful.
Hopefully all this will result in a cardigan I can wear more often, because I love the neckline and lace on this cardigan. So it's just a matter of relaxing with the extremely long ribbing rows and a good audiobook - currently Miss Buncle, Married - a book I would recommend, it is a sequel to the brilliant comic novel Miss Buncle's Book, by D.E. Stevenson, both are available on audible and have been re-published by Persephone books.