So many knitting patterns out there are knit as straight, square boxes.
I don’t know a lot of women who are shaped that way. Even gals who insist they have no waist are not helping themselves by knitting their sweaters straight up and down. A little shaping at the sides of a garment can fool the eye into thinking it sees a waist where none exists.
I was very excited to find this nifty little tool on Knitting daily. Use it to add side shaping to any existing pattern.