May 24, 2015 1 min read

Debi was in this week with yet another adorable pattern she'd found. This one is the Tulip Tank from Purl Soho. It's a fun and interesting construction that uses short rows to create back sections that gently curve across one another. It's a very stylish little tank.

Tulip top - Purl soho

The pattern calls for 100% linen which is nice to wear, but to knit, not so much. A nice compromise is lovely Mojave, a blend of cotton and linen that's nicer on the hands, but very cool and comfortable to wear. Mojave is smooth and silky and comes in those juicy equatorial colors I talked about last week. 

If you like the idea of a cool summer top, but prefer something with a little sleeve, you might like Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier.

This pretty little top has so many things going for it. First, it has an A-line shape which is not only super flattering but breezy and comfortable to wear. Next, it has a sleeve which you can easily make as long or short as you like. And finally, the lace pattern at the neck gives you a lovely scalloped neckline without any effort at all. It's like magic.

Oh, and did I mention, it's a free pattern.  Who doesn't love that?!?

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