Taking things from concept to reality can be a real trick. I had to knit the first neckline three times before I got the stitch placement and details right. Reproducing the second one was a breeze.
Then it took a long time to sew the shoulder seams properly. That was a total hassle to say the least. But I only had two little seams to sew and they are done!
After that I carefully picked up stitches on either side directly above the slipped stitches that will create a tidy demarcation line for the side panels.
From here on out the rest of the cape will be knit in the round and I can live with that.
And of course, these newly made side panels will increase as I knit towards the bottom edge.
Whew! The tricky bits are done and things should be easy peasy to the end.
Oh dear Lord, did I just jinx myself?!