bring out the maracas
today's forecast: sunny.
body is completed - one button band is done and the other (with button-holes) is pending. picking-up stitches is one of my horrendous banes; i'm completely imprecise. the solid button band has 69 picked-up stitches; the current button-hole band has (surprise!) 64 stitches. hope the 5-stitch descrepancy along the placket won't be an issue after blocking and some well-spaced action among ten buttons. at least the wider side (buttons) will lie behind the narrower side (button-holes), if there are puckering issues. thoughts?
it's not a mistake; it's a design feature!