Sleeveless Tops Knitting Patterns
Knitting patterns for tanks, shells, and other sleeveless tops.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Make Up Your Mind
Five bands of different texture and lace add interest to this raceback tank designed for layering. Designed by by knittedblissJC. Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL). Pictured project by dreamergal
Braided Strap Tank
Sleeveless top with flattering drape at hem and braided straps. Perfect for layering or as a beach cover-up. Designed by by Tonia Barry. Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Vertical Wavy Lace Top
The body is worked in the round from the bottom up.
Lace top in sizes S to 5XL
Tulip Tank Top
Designed by Purl Soho, for sizes 31 (35, 39, 43, 47), this tank features a unique construction inspired by tulip petals.
Twisted Rib Cable Tank
Designed by Angela Hahn. XS, S, M, L, XL, 1XL, 2XL, 3XL
DYI Paneled Tank
This super easy sleeveless top by Gina Michele is two panels knit in garter and stockinette stitch and then fastened with tabs. Self-striping and print yarn make the color pattern.
Summer Tee top
Claudia Olson’s lace top is easy to knit and customize by adding or subtracting 14 sts to change bust size.
Alisha Bright’s sleeveless top features a rolled cowl neck and ribbed sides for fit. XS, S, M, L
Sandi Rosner designed this sleeveless top featuring a quilted lattice pattern. Sizes S, M, L, 1X, 2X
Barb Kervin designed the lace top perfect for layering. Sizes S, M, L, 1X
Karen J Minott designed this flattering top with beaded accents at the bottom edging. Sizes 34 (36-38, 40-42)”
Judith Durant’s easy-to-knit top features ruffles and beads. Sizes S to 2XL Included in Creative Knitting July 2011 with 30 other knitting patterns.
Espace Tricot’s top achieves its color gradient by knitting with double strands of yarn and then switching colors as you go. Sizes 33.5, 35.75, 38, 40, 42, 46.25, 50.5
Patterns for Purchase
Indigo Dream Top
Sleeveless lace top with handkerchief hem.
Pleated Lace Tank
I love the drape caused by the pleats on the shoulder and lace details between the folds. 37 1/4 (41 1/2, 44 1/4, 48 1/2, 52, 54 3/4)” bust circumference.This tank combines the drape and fall of a classic Greek chiton with a wearable, modern shape. The folds of the fabric create an A-line silhouette, and the touch of lace hidden inside the pleat adds a feminine touch.
Mishka Lace Shell
Lace sleeveless top for sizes 32 1⁄2 (35 1⁄4, 38 1⁄2, 41, 44 1⁄4, 47 1⁄2, 50 1⁄4, 53 1⁄2, 56, 59 1⁄4)”
This mostly-stockinette-stitch blouse is accented with a bit of openwork rib at the lower edge and a generous garter-stitch ruffle (worked separately and shaped with short-rows). Sizes 33 (35, 37, 39, 41, 43)” (84 [89, 94 99, 104, 109] cm) bust circumference
Modular Lace Top
Yes, this lace is knit! And it is knit so there no seams. Sizes 37 (39½, 41½, 44) inches (94.0 [100.3, 105.4, 111.8] cm) bust
Lafayette Tunic in Audra
Lace tank knit in the round from the bottom up, and separated at the armholes. Small (Medium, Large, XL, 2X/3X)
The front is elegantly simple with a bit of lace at the shoulders that swoops to a deep lace panel in the back. 35 (38½ , 43, 48, 53)” bust circumference.
Pier 39 Shell
This unique pattern displays interesting features, such as cable borders, a keyhole in the back and an elongated front design. Finished Size: About 34 (36, 38, 40)” (86.5 [91.5, 96.5, 101.5] cm) bust circumference.