As a 5'2" tall woman I like to wear vertical lines. Vertical lines, we've been taught, not only make the eye go up and down giving the illusion that we're taller, but also that we're thinner. So vertical lines it is, and has been since, well, since forever, or at least since the second grade when I started to have some say over the clothes my mother purchased for me.
It seems it's all a myth! Apparently those vertical lines are not going to slim me down! A bunch of UK scientists got together to do a study and found that vertical lines make us look six percent w i d e r .
Eish! Kind of makes me wonder if we really did send a man to the moon. :/
So now I need to ask myself, do I crochet myself up a garment from the neck down (creating horizontal lines), or do I continue to favor vertical lines because it seems to handle gravitional pull better (forgetting the study results for a moment)? What's a girl to do?
I think I'm going to continue crocheting up what I like, regardless of which way my lines/rows go -- and I'm definitely asking Santa to consider bringing me one of these.