This fitted V-neck sweater has a bold stripe of color to give it a modern, figure-flattering edge.
The sweater is knit flat in pieces, with two options for sleeve length. The sleeves and hem are done with fairly deep 1x1 rib. Vertical darts, also known as princess seams, are used for shaping. The color stripe from the front is continued horizontally around the hips and at the square neckline on the back, but not vertically. The vertical stripe on the front is accomplished via intarsia.
The color combination of the stripe and main color can be adjusted to flatter a variety of body types. Those who are bustier on top and have slim hips should choose a trim color brighter than the main body. Bottom-heavy shapes should do it the other way around, with a darker stripe. Those in between can keep the brightness of the two colors the same and play with hues.
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