I loved this pattern. I love top down (this is the first top down sweater I've made). I feel like I could make a nice sweater now from any yarn, given the straightforwardness of the top down method. The yarn was (is) Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in a neutral color (it looks a bit yellowy in this picture) which worked up well. I made the top in size large, and it took 3 hanks of the yarn, not the four it said in the pattern (nor the 5 I purchased since I was going to make the XL until Alyssa talked me out of it). But I think the shop said they'll take back the two extra skeins, and I might just buy a skein more and make a striped top anyway. We'll see.
So, what next, what next. I want to make another cotton top out of Sally Melville's the knit stitch...the one with buttons on both sides (sensing a finishing theme here?). Then I have yarn to make a lacey pattern from Elann. I might make a sweater from an old issue of IK with some yarn that Ihave in the stash (Fleece Artist).
I'll keep you posted.
And yes, that's a little cat head in the lower right hand corner of the picture. I'll have to train her to take pictures some day.