My Hey Teach sweater is progressing really well. Friday I finished the back and started the first of the two front pieces. I decided to knit this in pieces to add stability to the cotton/acrylic Lion Brand Cottonease. On Saturday I had the front piece completed to the start of the bodice. Sunday I got to the section where you decrease for the armhole and I had to scratch my head, because what I thought was happening wasn’t. Last night I finished the first front.
Before I continue, let me confess that I’m horrible at reading ahead in a pattern. I generally skim through before I start a project, but I don’t thoroughly read the details. I should also mention that I’m never sure which side of the front the left and right applies to. Is it my left or left looking at the sweater laying flat? It seems too open to interpretation.
For the XS, L, and 3X sizes of the pattern calls for 5 or 6 stitches to be knit plain at one edge of the bodice. I’m familiar with reading relatively easy lace patterns, so I worked the lace pattern to as close to the edge as I could; however, this edge does not look as clean as the other side where the lace pattern begins. I was expecting the clean edge would be the opening of the cardigan, but that is not how the pattern is written. So I’ve switched the edges. The side I just finished is the right front instead of the left with the clean edge in the center and the other edge hidden in my armpit. For the left front I have figured out where to start the lace pattern so that the far edge of the sweater is the clean side, by making up a chart of the lace the width of the beginning of the bodice lace section.
I think it would be nicer if the pattern photos included one of the sizes that has the stockinette border stitches. The current photos almost seems like false advertising.