Help shaping a top


#1

I am knitting a simple top where the front and back are the same. I saw the finished product on a hanger and it looked great. However, upon purchasing the pattern where a real person was wearing it, the middle appeared shorter due to the protrusion of the bust. I hope I’m making sense. Is there a way I can add (short) rows in the middle of the top so that it hangs evenly across the bottom when it is finished and worn?
Thanks for your help.


#2

Welcome to KH!
You can shape the bust with short rows and you can extend the lower edge with a few short rows.
Is this top knit in the round? What is the name of the pattern and can you give us a link to it?


#3

Thank you for the feedback. It is not knit in the round. The pattern is Odeleite and you can find it on Ravelry. I liked it because it was a simple summer top. I saw it knitted up in a yarn shop in NC, but don’t like the way it rides up in the front.when worn.


#4

Very pretty!

You’ll have to experiment with short rows and how many at the bust (if you need it for your size) and toward the hem but it’ll work. Using a lifeline may help if you have to rip back at any point.


#5

Thank you and the video is great. I’m going to try it. Thank you.