I'm making a top down vest that started with a provisional cast on. First I did the back. Then after doing the back, I am told to pick up stitches from the provisional cast on for the left front. Then it says join at the neck edge and purl across. This is where I run into problems. If I am working on the left front and join at the neck edge, I'm on the RS of the knitting, not the wrong side. Unless, of course I'm all turned around.
Here's a picture of the vest laid out on the floor with the right side facing. The coral yarn is my provisional cast on. On the left, of the picture the stitches I picked up for the left front, are on cable (hence the no coral yarn).
1. Am I correct that that would be the left side for the front? I'm 99.999% sure I'm correct.
2. The neck edge would be the part of those stitches closest to the coral yarn, right? Again, I'm pretty sure (but not as sure) that I'm correct.
Assuming that I'm correct, I am really confused. Purling would then be on the right side and not the wrong side. The shoulders will be shaped with short rows. The directions say.
Then it starts the short row shaping so that the end that starts the short row shaping will have more rows than the side that doesn't start it. It makes sense to me that the short row shaping should start closest to the center of the vest, but I've never done shoulders like that. Am I correct on that thought?
This vest is for my husband and his office is always cold and he wants it sooner rather than later, so any help would be appreciated.
If you've made it this far, thanks for reading.