Sandpiper: Shape

Sandpiper features a drop-shoulder construction; it is worked from the top down in two pieces (front and back) and seamed at the shoulders and sides.

The fit of a drop-shoulder sweater should be oversized and my main design task was to avoid having it look heavy and boxy.

I tried to balance its simple shaping and create a more figure-flattering delicate appearance, as far as that is possible for long boxy tops, by using a mix of solid and lace stitch patterns; the lace brings airiness while the large horizontal stripes give an overall thinning appearance and also add visual interest, which keeps the eye moving.

And finally, I wanted it to be long in order to create the illusion of an elongated thinner rectangle, so I put the hem of the front and back each on a different level, which visually lengthens the silhouette.

Sandpiper pattern on Ravelry
Breeze Collection on Ravelry
Breeze Collection Lookbook

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