Tees, tanks, and other top knitting patterns featuring cables. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 3/9/23
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
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.
All links on this site are for informational purposes, but please note that some links are to affiliate sellers that pay me a small commission on purchases.
Cable Detail Cutaway Top
Sleeveless turtleneck top with cable border on bodice. Knit flat. Sizes To fit bust 34 (36, 38, 40, 42)”/86 (92, 97, 102, 107)cm. DK weight yarn. Ella designed by Debbie Bliss
Sleeveless top with flowing lines, empire waist, and cable details on bodice. Sizes Chest: 29[33, 37, 41, 45.5, 49.5, 53] inches. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Mercedes Tarasovich for Knitty
Classic Cabled Tank
Sleeveless tank top with center front cable panel. Sizes Bust: 28[32, 35.5, 41, 46] inches. DK weight yarn. Designed by Jairlyn Mason
Weekend In The Hamptons
Flattering sleeveless tank top with cable down sides to lace insets in the hem. Sizes Bust: 35½ (40¼, 44¾)". DK weight yarn. Designed by Julie Gaddy for Cascade Yarns
Blissful Blue Top
Sleeveless tank top or vest with a wrapped front neckline with cable edging, eyelets, and ribbed waist. Perfect for layering. Sizes Sizes S/M (L, 1X) Finished Bust 38 (42, 47) in. (96.5 (106.5, 119.5) cm). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand
Cable and Rib Top
Sleeveless tank top with a unique and flattering cable pattern that flows around the neck and down the front. Sizes Bust: 32 (34, 37, 40, 44, 48)” (81 (86.5, 94, 101.5, 112, 122) cm). DK weight yarn. Designed by Fiona Ellis for Cascade Yarns
Sleeveless tank top with an A-line shape. Featuring a diagonal cable pattern across the chest which adds texture and gentle smocking. Sizes Bust: 29 (33, 37, 41, 45)”-73.5 (83.75, 94, 104, 114)cm. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Christina Danaee
Sleeveless pullover top or vest with honeycomb lattice cable panel framed by other cables. Sizes Finished Bust About 42 (50, 58) in. (106.5 (127, 147.5) cm). DK weight yarn. Designed by Irina Poludnenko for Lion Brand
More Free Patterns
Cable Front Popover
Sleeveless pullover top or vest with wavy cables, button bobbles, and more design details. Sizes 30.5 (36, 41, 46.5, 52, 57) in. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Susan Mills Knits
Cap-sleeved pullover top or vest with Celtic braid cable on the front and cabled ballet neckline. Sizes to fit bust 32-34”, 36-38”, 40-42”, 44-46”, 48-50”. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Sarah Hatton
Textured Sleeveless Shell
Sleeveless top with a 12 row repeat simple cable texture. Sizes XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X). DK weight yarn. Designed by Melissa Leapman for Cascade Yarns.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the recommended Cascade Yarns ® Anchor Bay yarn at Amazon
Criss Cross Top
Sleeveless tank top with single cable at neckline. Sizes 34½ (37¾, 41, 44¼, 47¼, 50½) inches. Aran yarn. Designed by Purl Soho.
Carol Feller’s top combines classic simplicity with elegant cable details. Knit from the top down with raglan shoulder shaping.
Easy top made from 2 identical pieces worked back and forth from side to side with cable on bodice. Sizes: S (M, L, 1X, 2X). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Irina Poludnenko for Lion Brand.
- Get the free knitting pattern - link below kit info
- Get the recommended Jeans® Colors Yarn at Amazon
Breezy Cabled Top
Short-sleeved tee top pullover with cables alternating with sections of dropped stitches to spice up a tank top or camisole. Sizes XS/S M L XL 2/3XL 4/5XL. Designed by Red Heart.
Sleeveless top with flowing cables, a touch of lace, and twisted stitche. Knit flat in 2 identical pieces and seamed. Great for layering or by itself. Sizes Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X). Designed by Rachel Brockman.
Short sleeved pullover with a flattering empire waist and A-line silhouette that flares at hips. DK weight yarn. Sizes To Fit Bust: 32in to 42in. Designed by Twilleys of Stamford
Patterns for Purchase
Short-sleeved pullover tee top with diamond and rope cables and turtleneck collar. Sizes To Fit Bust: 81 to 107 cm. Designed by Debbie Bliss. Aran weight yarn.
Cable Tank Top
No longer free. Sleeveless tank top knit flat in 2 pieces with an 8 row repeat cable and eyelet pattern. No picking up stitches! Sizes To fit bust: 32/34, 36/38, 40/42, 44/46, 48/50 inches. Top in Sirdar Amalfi DK 7925.
Sleeveless tank top with flattering a-line shape and stunning yoke detail of cables and eyelets. Sizes 27¾ (31¾, 35, 39, 42¼, 46¼, 50¼)" bust circumference. Designed by Kerri Blumer. Sport weight yarn.
Short-sleeved pullover tee sweater with stunning cable pattern. Sizes 33 (36½, 41½, 44¾, 50, 53¼, 56½)”/ 84 (93, 105.5, 113.5, 127, 135, 143.5) cm bust circumference. Designed by IrmianDesign. DK weight yarn.
Longline, sleeveless tunic with a gorgeous central cable. To fit bust 81-86 92-97 102-107 112-117 122-127 cm, 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 48-50 in. Designed by Debbie Bliss. Aran weight yarn.