If a rolling stone gathers no moss then I am clearly unlike a rolling stone, as my moss stitch is growing.
(Yes, I know that’s a lame blog post title but you knew I was going to say something about a rolling stone eventually, didn’t you?)
This is the right side front in progress.
Having trouble seeing it? How about now?
The front band is knit at the same time as the body, and buttonholes are worked in the ribbing band as you go along. There are a total of 9 buttonholes, the last one being above the point where you start decreasing for the front neck shaping.
After knitting the entire width of the back, a side front is a refreshing change — it sure goes a lot faster, being just over half the total stitches of the back.
I have to pay attention while knitting the front pieces of this cardi because the neck shaping starts before the armhole shaping, so I have to remember to start the armhole shaping at the same point I did for the back piece. I did keep track of key row numbers where decreases must occur as I was knitting the back, so that should keep me from making too big a mess here.
Lucy remains poised to help.