You may have noticed, I don’t do the top-down too much, this is actually the first (published) top-down pattern I’ve done. I have nothing against it, but I generally prefer the look of decreases to increases for raglans and I have always found top-down neck shaping to be really troublesome. Which is how the idea for this pullover came about- neck shaping.
The eyelets along the neck edge, which appear to be a decorative detail, create the shaped scoop neck, the double eyelets are then paired with decreases to create a motif- which reminds me of a Clearwing Moth- And it wouldn’t work at all if you flipped it around and worked it bottom up. I have grand ambitions of continuing to explore the possibilities of this method for neck shaping, but I really love this top just as it is; for its beautiful simplicity, clean lines and wear-ability.
Want to see more? The Twist Collective shop page is here, I am incredibly honored to have had a second pattern published with them. The current issue is superlative, and I am really impressed by everything in it. My personal favorites are Ruthie, Lumen, and Quintet.