I’m making a pair of the Bernat Camoflauge pants. I made another pair a year ago, and realize I am stuck on the same instruction again. Here’s the instruction:
Beg at waist, cast on 87 (93-101-115-127) sts.
Beg with a knit row, work 2 rows in stocking st.
[B]Shape back[/B]: Next row: Knit to last 12 (13-
14-16-18) sts. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 5 times more.
Next row: Knit across all sts.
Beg with a purl row, cont in stocking st until
work at [B]center front (shorter end)[/B] measures 7
(7½-7½-8-8) ins [18 (19-19.5-20.5-20.5) cm],
ending with a purl row.
If short rows shape the back, how does the short end become the center front?
The first time I made these, I ended up putting the waist band on backwards, unpicking it from the picked up stitches, and grafting more stitches than I ever want to again in life.
So, is the shaped side the front or the back? Bernat has no errata page.