Okay, based on some of the comments, I may have done an intellectual drive-by when I went off about sculpting with string, and all those steeks, a couple of days ago. I finished knitting the bottom half of this vest today, so I thought I'd show you the rest of the gory details, blow by blow. There is truly nothing mysterious or difficult about what you are about to see. But if you are at all squeamish about scissors and knitting, you might want to grab something to steady your nerves. No hurry; I'll wait:
Here's the patient, anesthetized and ready for surgery. It's just one big oddly-shaped tube at this point. Strategic slicing, adjacent to the decreases and increases I have already knit in will now cause it to become a shapely vest. Honest.
Here you can see that the first two cuts are done, both the center front, and the front neckline. Sort of like butterflying a sweater!
And now I have sliced open the back neckline. Looks more like a garment all the time...
And finally, the armhole slashes are made. Voila! Kinda sweater-like, no?
Next I will perform a three-needle bindoff to join the shoulders, and then let the binding party commence. Gobs of edges to cover with a swell binding. See you on the other side!