I've picked up my carrot cardi again and oh, how I missed it. If only I weren't too bewildered by sleep deprivation to be able to follow basic instructions.
If you have just read instructions for one side of the fabric that tell you to work to the last 15 stitches and do something, wouldn't you know instinctively that the instructions for the other side that tell you purl until there are 15 stitches on the right needle must translate to "P15", and not purl to the last 15 stitches of the row and do something else there?
Not if you can't tell the difference between left and right, I guess.
Fortunately I was being compulsive about doing both fronts at the same time, and I caught my mistake on the second front when it was just a matter of ripping back two rows on the first to fix it.
Isn't it pretty? The button band is worked with the body.
This pattern is a bit trickier than it looks, with lots of different kinds of shaping that I'm glad to be learning, and that is why I am taking it with me to knit in the coffee shop today. I might even have coffee instead of hot chocolate, just to be sure I'm alert enough to do what I'm told. I don't really understand how all the instructions are going to play out in the finished sweater - I seem to be making a picot edge every 4 rows or so, for example, and I don't know why yet - but I know I'm in good hands with Kim Hargreaves.