Need to Reverse Shaping?

I am just thrilled to finally be done with the latest chapter in Stitch by Bloody Stitch, which is for the situation we run into when cardigan instructions have explicit shaping for only one of its fronts. In other words, the instructions have the highly annoying sentence “Right Front: Work as for left front, reversing all shaping.”

Why did it take so long for me to get this chapter out, considering it’s been more than a month since “Motif Starting Points” was uploaded? Because this topic needs four separate versions. Whether you’re a traditional or mirror-image knitter, and whether you chart on paper or in the computer, there’s a version written just for you. Two options times two options is four combinations, so that’s why there are four versions.

While it’s true that there is quite a lot of overlap between the four versions, there are enough differences that it was completely impractical for me to write a single version and leave you, dear reader, on the hook to read at each point the exact information you need while skipping over the material for the three combos you don’t need. More work for me, less work for you!

I did quite the little merry-go-round with the four versions, making a change in one, then propagating it through the other three as needed. But it’s done, and I’m tired, so I think I’ll work on some of the part 4 chapters as a break.

As always, please e-mail me if (when!) you find errors or have a question.

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