Initially I wanted this top in lighter color like pink or yellow, but all the yarn I have in stash doesn’t work out the right gauge. I have tried 3 different yarn on it, finally I decided to use the fine merino dk from Colourmart. Since, this merino is thinner than Rowan Handknit DK, I have to goes up one size to get it right. If I have to do it again, I definitely will use the recommended yarn, this top will look much nicer with heavier weight.
The pattern is pretty straight forward except the part with decrease and increase on front neckline and side shaping together, I have to keep counting the row. At the end I make a very simple chart system which allow me to do it mindlessly.