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i have almost finished this vest, with a cute lacy effect border…i picked it up after 3 years and cannot finish the other side of neck to match the finished side. The thing is no one at four libraries with knitters I visited could help…is it only the person who knits the pattern from start who would know? surely these veteran knitters should be able to point me in the right direction? unless of course they want you to struggle on your own, what do you think?

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Do you still have the pattern for the vest and can you give us the name of the pattern or a link to it? Can you look at the finished side of the neck and estimate where there might have been shaping?
What about posting a photo of the finished side?

hi, i will do that…good idea…the pattern is Rio Double Knitting 5925 using Sirdar wool