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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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
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.
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.
Squared Away Tee
This top features lace repeats in a grid. Woman’s S through 2X/3X
Butterfly Fairy Tank
Sleeveless top with 2 lace butterfly motifs on the front and one on the back. Pictured project by staq
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).
Reef Knot Tank Top
Simple stockinette in cool cotton gets a twist on plain when you tie the back straps into a reef knot! Ladies XS (S, M, L, XL) $6.00 at Etsy
Women’s trendy racerbank lace tank
Easy to knit versatile top to wear year round – as a beach cover up, or layer over a tee shirt or sweater. Wardrobe staple! Bust: 48 (52, 56, 60, 64, 68)”;