Samaria is a circular short sleeve yoke that is worked seamlessly from the top down. The neck is worked in plain stockinette, to form a nice rolling out edge, after that, several series of short rows are used for a comfortable and beautifully shaped finish.
The yoke is shaped with increases that are evenly distributed around the entire circumference of the upper body. 5 narrow stripes in contrast color running over the upper yoke match beautifully the stripy lace pattern in the lower body of the top.
Sleeves are then placed on hold and the body is worked toward the hem. The sleeve stitches are then placed on the needles again and worked in the round toward the cuffs.
As the top is knitted top-down lengths are easily adaptable.
The lower edge of the body and the sleeves are finished with i-cord bind-off.