I've been searching for that elusive pattern - the one that will make the perfect basic knit top. The Uvita Top, a free PDF pattern, from Itch to Stitch comes pretty close
It is quite a quick and easy top to sew. The instructions are very clear and it comes in a range of sizes, and also two sleeve lengths. I fell between sizes so made the size 2, which fits well around the shoulders and bust, however, I feel I could possible go down a size around the waist and hips, and possible shorten it a little. I love the slight boatneck neckline, and it is a very comfortable top to wear. This one is made from a dark grey merino blend, which will be perfect for trans seasonal layering . I'd like to try a striped one next with 3/4 length sleeves.