Thanks for the comments! This pattern apparently isn't meant to be a "boobholder," since I can barely make the ends meet in the front (and no one would mistake me for busty
). However, I think it would be easy to adapt it by casting on extra stitches for the front parts and keeping the same number of stitches between the markers when working the back. I used the same lace edging for the sleeves as I did for the bottom edge of the shrug, though in retrospect, I'm not sure this was the best idea since it creates a wavy look. It took me about 3 1/2 weeks of sporadic knitting to finish.