Designedy by Jill Wolcott (Y2Knits)
Knit in Sierra (80% Pima Cotton/20% Wool - 191 yds/100 g)
"Welted leaf patterns offset by rib columns create interest on this simple top," says Wolcott. "The rib trim is repeated at the neck and cap sleeve to keep them flat. Minimal finishing is needed." In spite of the simple, partly circular construction, there's a distinguished amount of shaping here-- at both front and back necks as well as the waist. We love the knit/purl patterning: it's been used for hundreds of years in mosaics and brickwork, and gives a timeless quality to a very modern silhouette. In fact, the whole architecture of it-- the horizontal welt, the vertical panel, and the integration of all the design elements-- is remarkably harmonious.