By Susan Crawford
This sleeveless ladies tanktop features pear and trellis lace and a ribbon tie detail. The pattern is multi-sized with four sizes, the front and back are knitted exactly the same.
Leafing through old pattern books I found this lovely lace pattern called pear and trellis or trellis and pear, and the name suggested summer, holidays and sunshine to me. The pattern fascinated me and I wanted to design a garment that showed the pattern off at its best. I also knew I wanted to use Knitshop's beautiful Mulberry Silk and when I started sampling the lace pattern using the yarn I knew they were right for each other. The design needed to be simple to highlight the lace. I also wanted something more casual that could be dressed down, possibly layered to wear during the day in the summer with shorts or cropped linen pants, slightly 1970's with a hippy feel to it. I added the ribbon to break up the yellow and to provide a definite break between the rib and the lace.
Knitshop Mulberry Silk
2 metres (yards) of contrasting ribbon
Difficulty level: 2 (out of 3)