This top was inspired by Tempting, and shaped via Ann Budd's genius book.
When DD came to work with me for a few hours today (under my wonderful owner's suggestion) she appropriately wore RRR. Compliments ranged from "That is darling!" to "You need to write the pattern!" I'm not sure if I can really call it my own creation though, since it's so heavily borrowed from elsewhere.
I'm not a pattern writer, so I followed Ann Budd's ragland sweater schematics as a general guide, but rounded the numbers of body and sleeve sts up to a multiple of 8 to fit the 2x2 ribbing. For dec rounds, 4 sts before marker, K2-tog, K1, P2, K1, SSK. Then K the K's and P the P's for all other sts. Instead of making the neck all the way up, I stopped when I reached the same number of sts as the body, then made the eyelet rnd, *K2, P2-tog, YO, K2, YO, P2-tog* Repeat. Make 4 more rnds of K2-P2 ribbing, and on the last rnd, P2-tog the P2's in between the markers of the sleeve sts only. BO in pattern, 3-needle-BO the underarm sts loosely, weave ends, thread a ribbon through the eyelets.
I'm pinching myself now, because I can't believe I am now the manager of a yarn store. It all happened so quickly, it's almost too good to be true. I have lots to learn beyond the variety of beautiful yarn. I have to learn how to work with a new group of people, keep inventory, and help knitters with their array of needs. So far, this has been a wonderful experience.