I finally hit the spot where I needed to start the short rows for the straight bottom.
After tons of pondering, “oh yeah, that’s the way to do it” I bit the bullet and just started. It’s only knitting right?
There were a couple things that made this more complicated than the simple math I thought I’d have to do:
- The hip decreases fell in the oh-so-convenient place that they’re concurrent with the short rows for the bottom.
- The asymmetry means that each side’s short rows go at a different rate
I’ve been trying it on every 6 or so rows to make sure it’s still working. So far so good.
I think I’m about halfway done so (maybe?) I’m done with the hardest part?
Oh and I’m happy to report that it looks like the color got dark enough at the bottom that the black (not really black, more like an off-black) should match the edge at the end of the short rows.
I can’t believe I’m saying this but I think I’ll be wearing this at Rhinebeck!
I’ll catch you on the purl side.