I am making a cardigan for my wife and it's a standard raglan design. The pattern says I should just pick up the stitches along the right and left front panels and do a garter stitch for about 6 - 10 rows or so...about an inch to an 1.5 inches. I was wondering if there are any slick ways of knitting a border with a bit more interest and just join the border to the panel as I knit it?
I was thinking of perhaps using a thinner yarn of the same color and smaller needles and doing a single or double cable flanked with either a seed stitch or the garter stitch. I know I could make a border separate from the garment then join it after the fact, but I would like to join it as I knit.