The pattern is one of Nancy Zieman's 10-20-30 minute to sew patterns. A theory I did not incorporate into the sewing of this top. I sewed as I was able, as usual. The pattern contains a knit travel wardrobe of cardigan, pants in 2 lengths and dress/top. The cardigan has clean, simple lines and called for a knit so it fit the bill. It features a shawl collar extending from a pleated back neckline.
I sewed a sized 18, narrowed the shoulders by ½ an inch, lengthened the ¾ sleeve to a full-length sleeve, and tapered the wrists for a snugger fit--they were quite loose. The fabric was just dense enough that the pleats do not show as pleats but smoothed out to nothing. (The pattern calls for a stable knit and this is a looser weave.) It doesn't really matter as it doesn't really change the purpose or aesthetic and doesn't show anyway because of my hair.
I love my new sweater. It's perfect for layering on cool spring mornings and evenings. It was a quick, easy sew, too that may well be repeated in the future.
On to the next project, a tunic top. Happy sewing all!