Between the lace panels and the inherent thinness of the knitted fabric, this top is so airy as to hardly be there.
The pattern is from a free online knitting magazine, Knitty. It's called "Etherial" (mis-spelled, yes).
As usual, I was incapable of slavishly following the pattern. The designer had envisaged it in a lace weight alpaca, which would have a completely different character from my cotton. The cotton is drapier and even though it is knit at the correct gauge (28 stitches and 42 rows per 10cm or 4"), so that the garment has the finished dimensions called for, it fits far more loosely. Finished, it has about 4cm (1.5") of negative ease at the bust.
|Gusset - in progress|
I made the back a little longer than the front, and a tiny bit wider, for fit. I also firmed the finished arm edges up a little bit with an invisible edge of single crochet. I think my modifications worked really well.
I'm going to love this top on the hottest days of summer, but it's kind of revealing. While I'm waiting for the weather to really change, I've already started a coordinating cardigan, worked with the same yarn, but held double. It's coming along nicely.
Check out my Ravelry project page for the top and cardigan.