Multi-directional knitting lends its own beauty and interest to the piece. It's accomplished by knitting the back first and then knitting out from each side. The wide collar, the star of this show, brings the sides and back together.
For the first time in weeks and weeks and weeks, I began my shift yesterday without an assignment. For the first three hours, I had nothing to do and so I began the part of Cloud Chaser that I thought would give me fits.
I wasn't disappointed in my astute observation. It did indeed deliver fits, but perhaps only because my mind was wandering.
As instructed exactly, I picked up the stitches for the collar and convinced I was doing things correctly, began to knit. Despite the designer's many warnings that the right side of the collar is connected to the wrong side of the fabric, my brain clearly couldn't translate her written words. I had to learn for my self that something just wasn't right--it was wrong--and not in a right way.
Instead of picking up the stitches and casting on 63 stitches at the end of the left side of the vest, I cast them on to the right side of the vest. Despite knowing that--deep in my hamster sized brain--I was now backasswards with the instructions, I proceeded to knit some 190 stitches, at which point, I had a revelation.
Something isn't right here...it's wrong, wrong, wrong.
I knew exactly what I'd done but righting of the wrong had to wait while I went out and saw patients.
My vest and I are now on the right footing where the right side of the vest is properly connected to the wrong side of the collar. Finally, we're going in the right direction!