Weekday Raglan — Shaping the Waist

I’ve been making good progress on my Weekday Raglan pullover and have finished the princess-line decreases to the waist. The pattern calls for just 6 rounds to be knitted plain before starting the increases for the hips, but I’m long-wasted and am knitting at a smaller gauge than called for in the pattern (page 92 of The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters), so I’m going to knit 15 rounds before the first increase round.

waist shaping

This yarn (Grignasco Champagne; 75% extrafine merino, 25% silk) is such a pleasure to knit with that it seems to me that the sweater is knitting itself!