And look at the completed motif at the top. How's that for right-on row gauge?
I knit straight from cast on to shoulder. No neck opening, no break for sleeves, no back and forth once the armholes were reached. That means much steeking ahead. Besides the customary centre front and for me, not-so-customary sleeve steeks, I intend to cut away the neck line, to produce a crew neck shape.
This is a bit of a stray from true EZ form, but I'm trusting her oft-mentioned admonition to 'do your own thing' would mean that she would approve. EZ divides the top into thirds; one third for each shoulder, and the centre third for the neck. Without shaping, this becomes a boat neck. I'm not much for boat necks, so my plan is to sew a line of stitching around the neckline, cut out the excess fabric then pick up stitches for the neck trim. I think it will work.
But that is all yet to come and perhaps to be delayed by the Olympics. I will see how fast my needles can fly in the next eleven days. In the meantime, WCF says "Night Night. Time for a bath."