Lyn S commented on my recent post where I spoke of modifying my Vignette. She said she thought me very creative. LOL! What I am is a person who resents being told what to do. 'Knit 10 rows' says the pattern. Huh! Who are you Ms. Designer to tell me I want 10 rows. I am short. I only want eight rows. So there.
And that is about where I am on Vignette. The right front is done. I modified the bottom to eliminate the cross-bum band. I modified the length - the pattern called for a 24 inch length in my size and dang! if that isn't bathrobe length on me. And lastly on this piece, I modified the shoulder shaping.
The pattern called for the traditional, few rows of cast off stitches to slope the shoulder. That of course leaves not only a thick edge/ridge of cast off stitches to be sewn together with the corresponding back shoulder, but it also leaves gap-producing, stair steps. Short-row, shoulder shaping is my favourite. I do take my clue from the pattern. If the pattern says to cast off 6 stitches over the next three rows, I work to six stitches short of the end, then wrap and turn and repeat.
The ribbing for the back piece is done.
Seriously lacking in the admin department, I made no notes on the modifications done on the right side, so I must knit the left before my memory deficiency prevents two identical front pieces.