Tops, Tanks, Tees Knitting Patterns
Here’s a collection of tops perfect for warm (or hot!) weather — and yet versatile enough to be used in layering a few months from now when the weather gets cooler.
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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Reef Knot Tank Top
Simple stockinette stitch in cool cotton gets a twist on plain when you tie the back straps into a reef knot and an unusual picot hem. Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL). Designed by Sarah Wilson. Pattern is available for free with a free trial at Creativebug OR purchase pattern at Etsy. Pictured project by oliveknit
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Sarah Tank Top
Cute camisole style top features lace under the bodice and lace at the hem. Designed by Christine Buhagiar. Pictured project by mbirnie who made some mods.
This unique top has a butterfly lace yoke.
Etherial Lace Tank
Designed by Jamie Besel, this lace top is worked mostly in the round.
Swept Up Broomstick Top
A simple, light and airy V-neck pullover, fashionable for Spring and Summer days.
Feather and Fan Ribbed Tee
Summer Breeze Top
Designed by Nazinin Fard
The Dijon Top
Designed by Karina Harper
Designed by Lorna Miser, for sizes S through XXL
Pull Sans Manches
Sleeveless lace front top by Bergère de France.
Designed by Christine Buhagiar, this strapless top (optional strap directions included) is knit in the round with fishtail lace and eyelet ribbon accent.
Designed by Lee Gant, this shapely free sweater pattern is a shapely shell and can be adapted for multiple sizes and gauges.
Admit by Berroco
Scoop neck tee with lots of summer flair. Perfect for beginners looking to try their first garment! The yarn adds the unique texture.
4 Row Feather and Fan Top
The repeat combines 3 fast rows, which are all knit or purl, with 1 row of eyelets.
Icy Blue Shell
Designed by Kennita Tully with a lace panel. Sized for S to 2X
Lace Top in Muskat
The delicate lace border of this camisole is embellished with beads. This pattern designed by Black Dog Designs is sized for 34″ bust.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the yarn recommended by the designer, Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton
Lace Chevron Top
Vertical eyelets with lacy chevrons make this a perfect summer top. The pattern is part of a booklet Patons 3841 Patons Smoothie DK Summer Style.
Patterns for Purchase
This openwork pullover is knit in Indian cross stitch in two identical pieces, then the shoulder and side seams are sewn. Sizes of finished piece: 29.75 (31, 32.25)” wide and 15.5 (16.25, 18.75)” tall. Designed by Sherrie Kibler
Simply Sweet Lace Top
This lace halter tank top features an open lacy pattern used in this summer top and shoulder-baring strapsin a feather-and-fan pattern to produce a scalloped edge. To fit size: S (M, L, XL)
Island Winds Tee
Openwork top with textured panels at hem. Designed by Sandi Prosser. To fit size: S (M, L, XL, 2XL)
Squared Away Tee
This top features lace repeats in a grid. Woman’s S through 2X/3X
Lace Women’s Tank
Lace side panels and little “butterfly” twist stitches and elegance to this tank. S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) $6.00 at Etsy
a lightweight, loose-fitting tee with casual rolled hems, cap sleeves, and lace detail around the neckline. SIZES: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) $7.50 at Etsy
This simple lace top knitting pattern comes in sizes S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL).
Women’s trendy racerbank lace tank
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!