Well, I had to frog my Pippin. Somehow I’d ended up with unequal amounts of ribbing on either side. Duh.
I don’t know how I managed that: whether it was too much car knitting, too much dropping stitches & reknitting back up as I made on the fly changes, who knows. I tend to think it was the latter (which was often done while in the car). (I was the passenger, not driver.)
Of course I didn’t discover this until today, when I was doublechecking my redistribution of stitches for the front & back after the vikkel braid. Before the vikkel = pattern; after the vikkel = stockinette; there was to be 4″ of stockinette prior to the armhole shaping, and I was about 1.5″ into the stockinette.
Yep, I was pretty far along.
The good news is I was thinking this pattern would be better from the top down.
Which it now will be.
*Plus all the knit & reknit areas will look much, much better not being knit & reknit, but rather just knit correctly once.