Modigliani painted women with long sloping shoulders, just like mine.
Sloping shoulders were apparently a feature much admired in a female form historically. Fashion has moved on, and I’ve always longed for broad shoulders. Short of wearing shoulder pads with everything, I’m better off finding clothes that are flattering.
I think that Marie Antoinette’s get up might be a bit much for the school drop off! I’ve been following Amy Herzog’s Fit to Flatter series with interest – its an amazingly comprehensive guide to choosing knitwear patterns that are flattering. One of her points, (and it is a point that is not often mentioned) was that knitter with rounded shoulders should avoid yoked or raglan sweaters. For myself, boat neck, and high collared set in sleeve sweaters are undoubtedly more flattering, and get worn all the time.
Unfortunately, the patterns that are pulling my interest at the moment are yoked and raglan knits like the Hellebrous Yoke, and the February Lady Sweater, and I need to avoid them like the plague. It’s boring having a figure that is several hundred years out of fashion, and so tempting to cast on a Tea Leaves Cardigan when all the cool kids have knit one.
This is what I should knit (without the flowers):
I even have more than enough Silky Wool in stash (if I’m being honest, I have enough Silky Wool in stash to knit quite a few things…) The only problem? Finding a copy of Rowan 36 without spending an absolute fortune on postage – does anyone have a copy that they would like to destash? I’m happy to Paypal, or swap…It’s for my own good!
I’m not judging our new Prime Minister on her physique, but she does seem to be a fellow sufferer of the syndrome.