Knitting was accomplished chez Brenda though, as the lace work on Cinne is motoring along.
The top starts with a 35 stitch centre back panel. Once that is finished, stitches are picked up along the sides of that panel and knit outwards to the end of the sleeve. That gives a vertical lace pattern in the centre back, sandwiched between horizontal lace panels on the side edges.
Same pattern, turned at right angles. Quite unique.
When the back side stitches are picked up along the centre-back panel, in the same row, you carry on, to cast on an equal number of stitches for the front side panels. You can see those cast on stitches with a few rows of lace in my work here.
The piece looks scarily small, so a try-on seemed a good idea.
That covers the length issue. But is is big enough around? Hopefully being lace, it will block out bigger giving me a bit more ease. It is not meant to meet in the middle, but still - will I be forced to knit a very wide ribbed trim?