First cup. I went with stranded colorwork knits & purls, though it’s not my forte, because the results looked better. Originally, I was planning on knitting it in the other direction, with the raised portions as reverse stockinette and the shell’s creases as stockinette, with short rows to flair the scallops, but the Softwist doesn’t pull in all bouncy the way wool does (but I liked its sheen & wanted it for the shells), so it just looked flat and bleh.
Here’s the back:
The bottoms will be the same, but with no eyelets and the bottom of the shell tapering down to a crotch and then a g-string. I might also make larger, tear-away shell for the back bottom. Ooh la la!