Knitting patterns for tee tops and short sleeved sweaters featuring lace patterns. Many of the patterns are free.
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Lace sleeveless top knit with an 8 row repeat lace eyelet pattern alternating with 8 row lace rib and separated by welts. Sizes: Bust – 33(36-39-42-45-48-51-54)". DK weight yarn. Designed by Amy Christoffers for Berroco.
Lace sleeveless top knit with an all over graphic eyelet pattern. Knit seamlessly one piece. Sizes: Bust: 37 (45, 53, 61)". Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Berroco Design Team.
Top and Cardigan
Sleeveless top with a 12 row lace bodice knit flat in 2 pieces and seamed. Matching cardigan with same 12 row lace at hem. Designed by Sirdar. Fingering weight yarn. Yarn also available on pattern page.
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Short sleeved lace pullover top knit with an 8 row repeat slipped stitch pattern. Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL. Designed by Sys Fredens for Hobbii. Sport weight yarn.
East Hampton Pullover
Lace sampler tee top knit with 3 eyelet lace patterns. Knit flat in 2 pieces and seamed. No picking up stitches! Sizes: S (M/L, 1X/2X/3X). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Bobbie Fitzgerald for Lion Brand.
Tee top knit with an all over lace pattern on the body and a 2 row repeat lace on the short sleeves. Knit flat and seamed. Sizes: Chest: 37 (43, 48, 53)”. DK weight yarn. Designed by Diane Zangl for Cascade Yarns.
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Tee top knit with a 4 row repeat lace yoke and sleeves. Sizes: S (M) L (XL) XXL. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Dorte Steen Nielsen for Filcolana. Available in English, Danish, German
More Free Patterns
Lace Yoke Top
Sleeveless top knit flat in two rectangular pieces in an 8 row repeat lace yoke. No picking up stitches. DK weight yarn. Summer Knit Top designed by Briana K Designs. There's also a crochet version.
Sleeveless top knit in 2 rectangles with an 8 row repeat lace pattern on the front yoke and covering the whole back, though I think you could make the back like the front. Stitches are picked up on armholes. Sizes Chest/Bust: 27.25 31.75, 36, 40.25, 44.75, 49, 53.5, 57.75, 62 inches / 69 80.5, 91.5, 102, 112.5, 124.5, 136, 146.5, 157.5 cm. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Susanna IC for Knitty.
Tee top with 2 row repeat Lace Rib bodice is knitted flat in two pieces from the bottom up, then joined at the shoulders using 3-needle bind off. The sides are then seamed. Sizes Bust circumference: 33.75[38.25, 41.75, 47, 49.75, 54.25, 57.75] inches/ 85.5[97, 106, 119.5, 126.5, 138, 146.5] cm. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Stefanie Schuster for Knitty.
Short-sleeved pullover top features an open lace bodice, vertical waist shape darts and cables on the sides. The pullover is worked from the top down seamlessly with raglan seams. Sizes: 33.5 (36.8, 40.8, 44, 48)”/ 85 (93.5, 103.6, 111.8, 122) cm. Designed by Ayako Monier. DK weight yarn.
This unique top has a butterfly lace yoke.
Designed by Lorna Miser, for sizes S through XXL
Cap Sleeve Lattice Top
Purl Soho designed this tee top that has been rated very easy or easy by hundreds of Ravelrers and features a 4-row repeat lace yoke and stockinette body. Sizes adult small (34″), medium (36″), large (38″). Pictured project by mystique27
Summer Vacation Top
Jessica of Mama in a Stitch designed this easy sleeveless crop top with mesh yoke that’s a fast knit with two strands of yarn held together.
Patterns for Purchase
Esme Cold Shoulder Top
Gorgeous top with lace yoke and open shoulders in a cold shoulder style. Sizes bust (cm): XS (78-82) / 30 3/4”-32 1/4”, S (86-90) / 34”-35 1/2”, M (94-98) / 37”-38 1/2”, L (102-108) / 40 1/4”-42 1/2”. Designed by Olga Grishinas. Fingering weight yarn
Forest Garden Top
Sleeveless tank top with lace and cable front panel and all over lace back. Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL. Designed by Elly's Knitting Days. DK weight yarn
A sunny top with cap sleeves and lace sunrise on the front yoke. Sizes Bust: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56)". Designed by Amy Christoffers for Berroco. Bulky weight yarn
Faye Summer Top
A stunning tee top with lace, cables, and bobbles. Sizes 110 ( 116, 122, 131, 137 ) cm / 43.25 ( 45.5, 48, 51.5, 54 ) inches body circumference. Designed by Irene Lin. DK weight yarn
A stunning knit floral lace panel with flowers and leaves creates the front of this sleeveless tank top. Sizes 28 (31.5, 35, 39, 42.5, 46, 50)" bust circumference. Designed by Heather Zoppetti. Lace weight yarn
Eyelet lace pullover top worked flat. Uses the simplest of shapes and easiest of textures with basic stitches, according to the designer, who says it is suitable for beginners. Length is easily adjustable Sizes XS/S, M/L, XL/2XL. Designed by April Miller. Worsted weight yarn.
Cattleya Tie Top
Sleeveless shell with a lace back with ties and a front knit with a lace yoke above a stockinette body. The kicky ties are an extension of the longer front and add an element of fun to a classic shell. Sizes 32 (35, 37, 40, 43, 46, 49, 52)" circumference. Designed by Estefania Espindola. DK weight yarn
Women’s trendy racerbank lace tank
Mixed Lace Tank Top
Sleeveless sampler top knit flat from the bottom up, and incorporates three relatively simple lace patterns. Sizes Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X). Designed by Amy Gunderson. DK weight yarn