The front bands were knitted in garter stitch - just 12 stitches. I have to say this got pretty annoying having to turn so many times and so quickly!
There was also a bit of odd shaping going on, which I wasn't sure about whilst I was knitting it, but when you look at the front and the band lying next to each other it kind of makes sense how it is going to go together.
I've found it a bit disconcerting when knitting the button bands that they always look A LOT shorter than the actual cardigan fronts, but am reliably informed by my expert knitter mother-in-law, that they are supposed to be that way. She tells me that it is to avoid them being 'baggy' once they are attached. Nothing worse than a baggy button band ladies!!