This green merino wool (very cheap from handpaintedyarn.com) is soft and Spring-like and goes well with my sale-bargain, still-unworn shirts. Pioneer stopped me in my tracks as I first browsed the new Knitty - so it seemed like a good match.
The set-up row took me a few attempts, probably because I was helping my daughter with her homework at the same time, but now that the stitchmarkers are in place and the cable columns have become familiar, I am speeding down the yoke quite happily. The shimmering subtleties of the hand-dyed colour suit the understated textured rib: enough to be interesting without being too busy.
I haven't stopped to check my gauge. It is supposed to be knit in sportweight, so I am assuming that a slightly thicker yarn will make a slightly larger top... so "small" should be fine. I am not aiming for 2 inches of negative ease, as I know I would feel suffocated and my shirts would ride up into an uncomfortable billowing airbag at the chest.
Actually... I already suspect I won't be wearing this over my shirts. I am coming to the conclusion that I am not a shirty girl. Why don't they stay tucked in? Why do I end up with the collars rubbing my earlobes? Maybe I need to add darts to make them more fitted. Or ribbons to tie them down to my underwear? Is this why there was a stupid craze in the 1980's for shirts with knickers attached? "Bodies"?! Ugh!