I have to say, when Shop Onion opened up a while ago, I was intrigued. I had seen an occasional review of their patterns, but had shyed away from them since they weren’t in English. However, since Shop Onion not only offered the patterns themselves, but a translation of most designs, I decided I would at the very least sign up for their newsletter. Then last month, I could resist no longer – I placed my first order. So after getting them in the mail, the knit top went to the front of my ‘must sew’ list. I searched my stash and found a nice stripe cotton jersey that I had been storing for several months and a solid black interlock for a contrasting neckband – I was so excited to get started, I forgot to pre-wash….. I hope that doesn’t come back and haunt me after I launder this top for the first time.