The backs of these tops are the attention grabbers in these designs.
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This pullover top features simple cap sleeves and a plain stockinette front, while the back features an almost full-body lace pattern. Sizes Bust—38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)" Designed by Amy Palmer for Berroco
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the recommended Berroco Modern Cotton DK yarn on Amazon
This breezy pullover features v-neck front with chevron lace details, a deep v-neck back with all over chevron lace, and I-cord straps fastening. The chevron lace pattern is a 10 stitch repeat, charted. Fingering yarn. Designed by Samantha Stadter
Center Street Sweater
Boatneck pullover features a geometric lace panel up the center back. Sizes 35, (38, 42, 46, 50, 54) inches. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by CJOriginals for Knotions.
Racer back tank with an elegant boatneck in front and an open lower back embellished with loops. Throw on a jacket for a modest look with a surprising secret, or wear bare-armed (and backed!) for a night on the town. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL Designed by Kristina Mentakis
Short sleeved sweater with leaf lace design on back. Sizes 31.5[34.75, 37.75, 41, 44.25, 47.5, 50.75] inches, Designed by Cecily Glowik MacDonald for Knitty. Aran weight yarn.
Cable Back Shell
Sleeveless pullover top with henley neckline and cable detail down the back. Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL): 33 (37.5, 42.25, 46.5, 51.25, 56) inch bust circumference. Designed by Purl Soho
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]
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)”
Tulip Tank Top
Designed by Purl Soho, for sizes 31 (35, 39, 43, 47), this tank features a unique construction inspired by tulip petals.
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This show-stopping sleeveless top features peek-a-boo crossings down the back and figure-flattering shaping. Sizes 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44)” / 76.20 (81.30, 86.35, 91.45, 96.50, 101.60, 106.70, 111.75) cm. DK weight yarn. Designed by Ruth Garcia-Alcantud.
Green Apple Tank
With its intriguing crossover back, Amy Palmer’s design is an easy knit in simple garter and stockinette stitches knit from the top down. Sizes 14½ (16¾, 19, 20¼, 21¾, 24)” front width.
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.
- Get the knitting pattern at Interweave
- See pic of the front
- Also available in Interweave Knits Summer 2012
It’s All About the Back Pullover
Easy long sleeved sweater in worsted weight with something a little sassy across the back. S (M, L, XL, 2XL)