An exemplary sweater, easy but full of style and modern flattery. Back and front are identical save for the little dip in the back neck; the front is beautifully rounded. The ribbing exists only on the sleeves and over the bust. This treatment stresses the Empire lines of the piece, and accentuates the slight belling of the 'skirt'. Armholes are well curved in and sleeve caps are reasonably high. Worn with or without anything under it, it's feminine and timeless. almost in a Jane Austen kind of way. From Nashua Handknits Book 41, Champlain.