My first take on Sewaholic’s Renfrew top was cobbled together from the last remants of some gorgeous grey stable knit (for body) and slinky paisley ITY knit (for sleeves/cowl). This looks like a vest over a lighter top.
My second go (immediately after the first, cos it’s a very satisfying make!) used up a stripey cotton/poly/who-knows-what-it-is b+w remnant that my DD purchased at Marrickville’s Reverse Garbage years ago for a school project. The only other use that I am aware of was an outfit DD made for our (then) kitten:
I used some black jersey knit for the sleeves and another stripey cotton jersey from Remnant Warehouse for the cowl.
Initially, I liked the stripey one more than the paisley, but I’ve flipped back….the paisley is now my favourite.
It’s a great pattern. It’s easy. It fits well.
Go for it!
For more sewing nitty-gritty see my Pattern Review