Sweater shaping

One of the things I’m wanting to learn with this sweater is how to make it modestly shapely. I’m tired of wearing things that are either baggy everywhere, or that pull too tight across the chest.

So far I’ve used vertical and horizontal bust darts — first a stack of increases near each armpit above the bust, then a set of short rows in the middle, then I’m working on a stack of decreases under. The increases and decreases add width, and the short rows add length.

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