Here’s a collection of tops perfect for warm (or hot!) weather — and yet versatile enough to be used in layering when the weather gets cooler.
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Cute short-sleeved pullover tee from Paintbox with ruffles at the hem and sleeves. Suitable for an adventurous beginner knitter. The cap sleeves are built into the front and back pieces, and ruffles are knitted separately and attached afterwards. Sizes To Fit Bust: 81cm to 112cm. Designed by Paintbox. DK weight yarn.
Lace Panel Top
Sleeveless pullover with feather and fan lace panel that creates a naturally swooped neckline and curving hem. Designed by Samantha Stadter. Fingering weight yarn.
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
Two options to get the pattern
- Get the knitting pattern for free trial at Creativebug – this pattern is at the bottom of pattern list page
- Or purchase the pattern directly on Etsy
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.
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.
Feather and Fan Ribbed Tee
More Free Patterns
Designed by Lorna Miser, for sizes S through XXL
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
The Dijon Top
Designed by Karina Harper
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.
Swept Up Broomstick Top
A simple, light and airy V-neck pullover, fashionable for Spring and Summer days.
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
Patterns for Purchase
Brezo Tee Kit
V-neck top with eyelets and textured stitches that continue to notched sleeves. Sizes: small, medium, large, and extra-large. Designed by weareknitters. Kit only (with or without needles). 26 colors available.
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
Box Pleat Top
Sleeveless top with unique details like pleating, beads, and textured stitches. Sizes sizes: small, medium, large, and extra-large. Designed by Zoë Scheffy. Pictured project by Chrilau
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)
- See more pics and get the pattern at Annie’s
- Get the recommended Fibra Natura Good Earth yarn on Amazon
Island Winds Tee
Openwork top with textured panels at hem. Designed by Sandi Prosser. To fit size: S (M, L, XL, 2XL)
- See more pics and get the pattern at Annie’s
- Get the recommended O-Wool Balance organic yarn at Etsy Studio (40+ colors)
Squared Away Tee
This top features lace repeats in a grid. Woman’s S through 2X/3X
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