My Duct Tape Diva is half dressed. The body of my latest sweater (Currently without a name but it is the ripped Sweatrrr) has been pinned on Diva and it looks good.
The final decision on this sweater to match the Scottish, pleated, wool skirt, was to knit one of Elizabeth Zimmermann's designs. The tried and true after so any false starts with more current designs/ers. In particular, I am knititng Elizabeth's circular yoke, with stranded colour design. I am knitting it, just as Elizabeth would have done - bottom up. Hence the fitting with Diva and not me, as it needs straight pins to hold it in place, to 'see' for sure if it fits.
The body, as seen in my photo, comes to just below the bust. In those last couple of underbust inches, I intend to incorporate bust darts. Vertical, bust darts, done by working an increase stitch either side of a centre bust stitch on both the left and right sides. There is already waist shaping. Coupling that with bust darts should give me the personnalized look I am after. Needles crosssed, I hope.
In addition to the body, sleeve number one is complete and number two underway. Soon it will be time to make final colour choices for the stranded colour work. Then the fun begins.