This particular color in Malabrigo Worsted varies wildly from batch to batch. I had been waiting for it to show up with certain colors predominating, so when it did, I wanted to order but was hesitant. I called & spoke with a young lady who personally pulled a few skeins, described the colors, picked out 2 that looked the most alike, and that it was I received with a note from her. I already knew the yarn was wonderful, but the service at JBW makes all the difference in purchasing here.
If you have yarn that is very interesting, unusual, or for any reason you want to emphasize the yarn itself rather than the design, these tops are perfect. They are also easy to make changes on e.g., I usually need to lengthen the body, and that was no problem at all. So, while the patterns are not by themselves unusual, they provide an excellent means to show off a great yarn.