We are heading toward that time of year where sometimes all we want is a little layer. Somewhere between a vest and tabard we find ourselves with Carol Feller’s new design, the Trellis Top.
If it’s a vest, it’s a very modern vest. She runs buttons up the sides, rather than the front.
If it’s a tabard, it’s certainly not like anything you’d see on Monty Python and the Holy Grail. We’re not going to be wearing this Trellis Top while hopping through the forest knocking coconuts together.
For one thing, Carol manages to avoid putting a coat of arms on the front. More important, she works this clever layer in a knit-purl texture that is totally delicious.
There are a lot of things to love about the Trellis Top, one being that it’s constructed basically as two rectangles. It makes for simple knitting and minimal finishing. The i-cord edging gives it a tidy edge and also, very cleverly, the button loops for fastening the sides.
The yarn here, Nua Sport, is a light weight that means this top works as a layer during these months where one day it’s warm, the next day not. We have a nice selection of colors in the MDK Shop, if you want to dream up your perfect shade for this design.
If you’re in the mood for a versatile piece, and you’re feeling like a sleeve is just more than you want to take on, we politely suggest that you get in touch with this Trellis Top. You’ll find it in MDK Field Guide No. 14: Refresh.