Well after a little reverse knitting, for the section I had mis-read – it is obvious this particular pattern has a few flaws in it. Flaws is probably not the correct term – however as this vest has a split yoke at the back, with a seam up the middle – a little unusual. So it is time to try to re-work the pattern. So I am in the process of working the back neck by picking up stitches and not casting on as the pattern states, hopefully it will give a neater and cleaner finish. Also after further consultations with my knitting guru’s – I still have to have a seam in the back, no other way under the circumstances and pattern style – I still think this is a little unusual. Anyway back to the knitting sticks…….no photo update until I have figured it all out.