I called this Sparkly Lantern top as the pattern I used for the top half was named Chinese Lantern. I got it from the Good Housekeeping - Knitting book.
Yarn: Wendy Supreme Luxury DK cotton sparkle
Needles: 3.25mm, 4mm, cable needle, 3.25mm circular needle
Length to arm: 33cm
Cast on 110sts using 3.25mm - Knit 18 rows of 1 x 1 rib.
Change to 4mm - knit 54 rows st st.
Inc 1 st each end of every to row 68.
Inc 1 st each end on alt rows to row 75 = 126sts.
Continue to 33cm = row 76
Cast on 2 sts at beg of the next 10 rows = 146sts = row 86
Row 87 - Inc 1 st at the beginning. ***
*New row count*
Pattern 48 rows
Knit 3 rows st st = row 51
Divide for neck - 45/57/45
Knit 5 rows st st - dec 1 st at neck edge on each row = row 56.
Cast off final 40 - complete other side to match.
Complete as back to ***
Pattern 30 rows
Divide for neck 50/47/50 = row 31
Dec 1st at neck edge on alt rows to 40 sts = row 40.
Continue pattern to row 48.
Knit 8 rows in st st - cast off.
Complete other side to be the same.
Using a circular needle:
Pick up along back 6/57/6 = 69
Pick up along front 23/47/23 = 93
= 162st knit 12 rows 1x1 rib
Dec 2sts either side of shoulder on rows 3 to 12.
Pick up 120sts round rim of armhole knit 5 rows 1x1 rib.