I did a custom weave pattern for the type of knit. I wanted something unique that didn't show stretch like a Stockinette (regular) knit or a ribbed knit. The weave pattern turned out so well, too!
This is one of the only items I have knit that had absolutely no moss stitch: I put moss stitch in almost all of my works as my signature. It has been my favorite type since I was in high school.
For the fitting, there are removed stitches and added stitches around the waist and bust to accommodate the customized fit for my curves. It fits like a glove, and although it is made to stretch when I move around, there is very little stretch when it is on, so the contours aren't as noticeable as with a standard type of knitting. For the trim, I did add rib stitch around the bottom, arms, and neck. This made it a bit snug around the edges.
Some sections of the pattern are raised, and others recede, letting it fold around itself very easily and hide its own ends effectively. I don't quite have a name yet for this pattern, but it's mostly a series of vertical parallelograms moving throughout the wrap. The wrap itself is about 4 feet long, by one foot wide. The edges are not squared off, but are knit diagonally instead, adding stitches with each row.
For the ruffle, I added my signature moss stitch. I had to have it somewhere! It adds a bit of extra flair to the piece, and definitely makes it a bit more unique.
And this is worn by my sister's lovely Estelle! Thanks, again, Mags!
I have more pictures in the Yarnwork section for more photos on both items and some more projects to show as well.