The Plain Summer V Top from Lali Lev empowers you to do a little math to design a top that works for you. It can be worked in any weight of yarn at any gauge you like, just let the pattern help you through the math you’ll need.
It features an I-cord cast on for the neck, which is shaped using short rows. At the same time you work increases out to the desired width of the garment. Then it’s smooth Stockinette stitching for most of the rest of the body.
You can try this pattern out for yourself; it’s a free download from Ravelry.
[Photo: Lali Lev.]