So the fronts are knitted and the back sleeves and fronts are put together. I am 11 inches up the hood and am knitting the back cable across the top of the hood joining the sides to the cable. When I get to the front cables I will stop the back cable and knit the front cables up to the middle of the back cable, Kitchener the cables and then decide on the front bands. The pattern uses a ribbed edging, I want to have a zipper so a rib is iffy. Once I have the hood finished I will put it on and see how much landscape is still hanging out to decide what to do with the fronts, just an I-cord? a cable and I-cord knitted sideways? a double cable and i-cord? 2 cables separated by a filler and i-cord? and since that could go up to 8" (4 inches on each side) i would think that would be wide enough.
So back to my chair and knitting 10 stitches back and forth and joining each row until I hit the front cable stitches.
I should finish this just in time for summer. About my speed.
BTW (for anyone who doesn't know)that is not me in the sweater, it is my very skinny granddaughter.