in pattern advise no more than 2" negative ease max and no more than 2"
positive ease max in order to not distort the stitch pattern.
Overall: Good golly, Ms. Molly. This is just darn gorgeous in
person. The fabric is to die for, the knitting is extremely fine work
(Ms. Hahn, take a bow, if you would). There are details in this shell
that blow my mind: the roped edging at neck and hem, the false seam is
a lovely design element (and a clever one, too: it conceals the pattern
"jog" caused by knitting in the round); the draped back neckline is
just breathtaking. When I first saw this tank, I thought: "Well. I
could just sing, this is so pretty."
Tank shown measures 33.25" in mag.
Her bust 34.5"
1.25" negative ease, which is pretty close to the 1.5" negative ease recommended for this size.
I LOVE the back of this and how it fits on Debbie. Of
course, if she were wearing this for real, she would wear different
undergarments, but look at the lovely drape at the back neck. The front
neck is also lovely on her; whether or not it is too low is up to
Debbie and how daring she feels. The cabled "straps" could be a bit
shorter, which would pull up the neckline as well as the armholes.
Her bust 34"
0.75" Negative Ease
This makes a lovely maternity top, although I think
Katie might be more comfortable in the next size up. More length would
help cover her belly as the pregnancy continues. After the baby is
born, the 40" size would still fit Katie's normal 35" bust with a
lovely, loose drape.
Her bust: 41"
7.75" Negative Ease
I wore this for the minimum time necessary to get a
photo, since I was worried about stretching it out! A bit tight,
indeed. The 40" size would definitely be a better fit on me. I
personally prefer a higher neckline than shown in this photo; the
neckline here is of course being pulled down a bit by The Girls. Nice
waist shaping, though.