Tee Top Knitting Patterns
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Free Knitting Patterns
Short-sleeved pullover with lace front panel in an 11 stitch 8 row repeat on a reverse stockinette. Sizes: X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large)
Jane Richmond designed this versatile top with a lace panel that can be worn in back or in front. XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]
Jane Gaddy designed this seamless sweater knit from the top down with lace along shoulders and around the bottom. S (M, L, XL)
Lien Ngo designed this tee featuring a knit version of pintuck detail for the front. Knit in the round with the sleeves picked up from the arms, this tee is totally seamless.
Tian Foley’s tee features eyelet column detail at center front, waist shaping, and fitted ¾ length sleeves. XS (S, M, L, XL)
Katrina Rib Tee
Designed by Cookie A in S/M for chest size 32-39 L/XL for chest size 38-45
Joanna Rankin designed this figure-flattering top that is seamlessly knit in the round from the top down and shaped using wide ribbing that will hug any body type. 32″, 34.25″, 36.5″, 41″, 43.5″, 45.75″, 50.25″, 52.5″, 54.75″ finished bust
Carol Feller’s top combines classic simplicity with elegant cable details. Knit from the top down with raglan shoulder shaping.
Pierrot Yarns (Gosyo Co., Ltd.) designed this lace tee. Charts only.
Designed by Universal Yarn, this top with multidirectional diagonal sections is knit in the round. Women’s Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X).
Designed by Amy Gunderson, this top with lace detail on the sleeves and near hem. Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X)
Venezia Lace T-Shirt
Designed by Vera Sanon this t-shirt is worked from the top down in one seamless piece with raglan shaped sleeves. S (M, L, XL, 2XL) – 36 (39, 43, 45, 48)”
Top with Shirred Yoke
DROPS Design created this easy top with a simple yet sweet yoke. S – M – L – XL – XXL – XXXL
Designed by Fathom Harvill, this top features a contoured lace insert in the front and back which creates a subtly sexy and immensely flattering v-shape. Finished bust: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 44)”
Vertical Drop Tee
Design by Kennita Tully. Top includes options for three-quarter- and full-length sleeves. Sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Melissa Leapman designed this lace top. Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X)
Patterns for Purchase
This top is a simple T-shirt with a bit of waist-shaping for a flattering fit. Finished measurement:Bust: 37 (40, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58)”
Lacy Caftan Top
Embellished with delicate leaf motifs on the shoulders, this casual, breezy tee top drapes beautifully with elongated garter stitch. To fit size: S/M (L/XL). Great for layering. Designed by Che Lam.
This easy, fast top features alternating stripes in stockinette stitch and a mesh pattern with a boat neck. S (M, L, XL, 2XL).
This top features delicate side lace panels and a flattering A-line drape. To fit: Woman’s S through 3XL Designed by Che Lam
Box Pleat Tee
A softly structured top with flattering pleats that highlight the face and neck, the tee is fitted in the back along princess seams, but with a swingy front shape,36.5 (38.5, 40.5, 42.5, 44.25, 46.5, 48.25, 50.5, 54.5, 57.25)” bust.
I love the geometric detail — and it’s just done with stockinette stitch on a background of reverse stockinette on this short-sleeved tee top. Designed by Shellie Anderson
The masterful placement of the blocks in this top is what makes the finished look really pop — plus the unique use of complementary colors and textural yarn. S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!