Tee Time: Six Fresh Tops
The simplest of shapes, the tee. In the hands of these designers, it becomes a canvas for truly lovely expressions of texture, color, and pattern. Hats off to these talented folks who really dazzle us with these designs. Summer’s coming! Let’s lighten up!
Floodlight Tee by Tanis Lavallee
Combines a mix of fibers to sophisticated effect, with a keyhole closure in the back. So good!
Yarn Idea from the MDK Shop: Sylph
A Study in Pink by Melanie Berg
Delicate lace is the news here, combining texture and pattern. Melanie is always bringing this kind of thoughtful design work.
Green-Tee by Lone Kjeldsen
What a cool construction this is: top down, with raglan seams that just don’t stop. The whole thing is seamless, and the result is something very modern.
Trelawny Top by Tamy Gore
Short sleeves make this a quick finish, and the yoke is so pretty. This proportion—a little bit cropped—looks so great with a favorite skirt or high-waisted pants.
Sylphe Top by Lana Jois
This really does look like springtime. Twisted stitches and lace twirl and lean, a great puzzle to make and an airy result. Wow.
Linear Top by Paula Leme
Horizontal rib stitch gives us the texture stripes here. Really cool construction, too. Stripes are what spring is all about—and the aran weight yarn here gives a little warmth for the cooler days.
Ranunculus by Midori Hirose
We can’t talk tees without including an all-time favorite with over 12,300 projects on Ravelry. This sweater has been made in pretty much every yarn under the sun, from bulky to lace weight. And every single one is a beauty.
Yarn ideas from the MDK Shop: Sylph and Creative Linen. Find Ravelry knitters who used Sylph for Ranunculus here. Knit at an open, airy gauge, many knitters used as few as two skeins. Find Ravelry knitters who used Creative Linen here.