I finally finished finishing this sweater! Here it is in its unblocked glory:
Yarn: Rown Polar and Gedifa (?) novelty yarn
Guage: 3 stitches/inch
Needle: #10.5 and #10 Susan Bates circulars
I was commissioned to finish this sweater from the armpit up. I used a 2x1 rib on the shoulders to echo the ribbing at the bottom (folded under in pic) and give some visual interest.
The open-neck cowl is in a 3x2 rib with a contrasting ribbon yarn. A little trick: when you have reached where it should fold over, switch to a larger needle size to it will lay more fluidly (not as bunchy). There is already a natural asymmetry where it opens, but I did some short row shaping to emphasize the pointiness.
Which brings me to one of my favorite knitting techniques: short row shaping! I was able to indulge myself three times in this project -- shoulder seam shaping, cowl point, and.... bustline shaping!
Isn't that absolutely gorgeous! For you busty gals (I wouldn't know..lol), it means no more tummy exposure from a sweater riding up.
A fun project that is making its way to the original knitter!