We all have covid [I was last one infected] so more (slow) knitting time. Finished the back body and modified front hem.
Please keep that in mind if you attempt this modification. It took me several tries to get it right so I can’t promise these scribbled notes make sense!
use a circular ndl to pick up loops of sts along bottom edge. A, B, A, B etc. At center I had 3 in a row of my solid color.
(I may have A and B switched. modify so it matches)
w/ RS facing
Row 1: w yarn color matching p/u st K-cast on 8 sts.
R 2: P to last st of same color switch to other color, k2tog.
Knitted on Border:
Row 1: w A sl1, (k,p) to end.
Row 2: p to last st, switch to B and k2tog. // this creates a “purl bump” mimicking the pattern on the front).
Row 3: w B sl1 (k, p) to end.
Row 4: k to last st, switch to A and k2tog. // this creates the “knit” as on the front.
This isn’t exact the same as the front as the stitch count never shifts to rearrange sts.
For the back hem, just change the (k,p) to knit or purl as appropriate to match the design.