Discovered early this morning that the tie I was working on would be way too big in the largest size, so I got to adjust down two sizes to stop it from overlapping. That allowed me to finish with a couple of inches to knit and I have now picked up the stitches for the bottom of the shell. Yay!
This solves my problem with what to do with the top, since the size I’m making is now the one for my torso size and the one I usually use when making a sweater. Well, I shouldn’t say, “solves,” I should say that it changes my problem. Now I’m giving serious thought to a horizontal bust dart in lace. Tricky, but would be worth it. I’ve seen them done in sweaters with cabling as well.