@Lighting57: The link tells me I've encountered a bug. However, I did look some more on Ravelry and found a pattern, Simple Summer Tweed Top Down V-Neck
, pretty much what I was hoping for all along. Between that and the link from suzeeq, I should be all set up to play for a while. I'm sure I'll have lots of questions sooner rather than later.
Thanks all! I'm not sure what's spooking me about getting going on this but I'm determined to learn to do top down tops. Maybe I want the security of a pattern to follow and at the same time the feeling that I'm making it up myself. Whatever, I feel like I'm venturing into the great unknown....weird. Nice to know there are lifelines here when I need them.
Note to self: Explore Ravelry more, find out more about what's there besides the pattern finder.