This Style Arc Elita Designer Top is made in a ponti bought from Tessuti excavated from the middle layers of the stash.
This is one of those makes that gives a lot of gratification for small amount of effort. Seriously, from start to finish this top probably took about 3 hours tops. There are only four pattern pieces. Making it in ponti means no seam finishing is needed, and the edges are drafted to be left raw. I did as I was told with the ponti, although if I was making it in a softer, drapier knit, I would probably finish the edges.
The twisted collar thingy looks more complicated than it is – it really is easy peasy.
This is what it looks like as drafted.
It looks quite good “left hanging”, if you were inclined to do so, too.
This is my normal Size 12 in Style Arc. The only alteration I made is to add 2.5cm to the bicep and 1.5cm to the elbow.
The only quibble I have with this pattern is the "interesting back neck shape" as shown in the Style Arc line drawing.
This is how is looks in real life - it kind of scrunches up, so you lose the effect of the "interesting back neck shape". Maybe that is what the designer intended, I don't know.
This is one of those straightforward sews about which there isn’t all that much to say. I like it a lot. I’m confident I’ll wear it a lot. It’s easy. And comfortable. Win, win, win, win. It would be so cosy in a soft merino knit, so I am planning on a second version, if not this winter then next....