As the weather warms up (here in the Northern Hemishphere), there are lots of lovely, lightweight summer top patterns being released. Here are a few of my favorites.
Dagny by Elsebeth Lavold
I love the long line of this pretty tank, containing the intricate Viking-inspired cables that Lavold is known for, combined with long, slimming ribs. I think this is an elegant option for summer, especially if knit with a linen blend.
Monarri by Stephanie Earp
This little tee is so charming. I love the drape, the swingy silhouette, the two-coloured herringbone stitch cuffs and neck, the sunny shades. Click through to the pattern and check out the back view; it has a really great swing to it.
Rainsong by Laura Aylor
Yes, this is a fairly plain tank, but it is a perfectly proportioned one, which balances a beautiful shape, a bit of texture to draw the eye, and just enough drape. This will showcase a special yarn, and will look equally smart under a jacket at the office or with a floaty summer skirt.
Kentia by Marie Amelie Designs
I keep coming back to this one. The lace bodice is very pretty and romantic, and the loose, slightly-cropped fit of the tee is sporty and modern. It is an intriguing combination. With the right yarn, and two lovely, complimentary shades, this is a striking summer top.
Good Day Tee by Annie Lupton
This modular top has an interesting shape and construction. I think it would be fantastic in linen or a summery blend – something with a bit of texture and sheen – and would keep you cool no matter the weather. It also looks fun to knit.
Jenny Flower by Julie Knits in Paris
I love this pretty, stripey, yoked tee with rows of eyelet lace, and summery colours. It has a delicious drape and looks charming and comfortable. Julie has been turning out some great patterns lately and is firmly on my radar.
I am on my way to Spain tomorrow for a short holiday. I will be taking my Sparkling cardigan to knit, but don’t be surprised if one of these lovely tops gets cast on soon. Do you have a summer top on your needles?
I LOVE every one of these. Yum.
You have picked out some lovely options for summer tanks 🙂 I love Elsebeth Lavold! Hers is my favorite, but the others are all really beautiful and cool looking as well 🙂
Those are great!!! I don’t wear summer knits, usually, though “June” tempts me to try… then I think that a lace weight plus size is a crazy endeavor!
Thank you, that’s nice selection of tops I didn’t know. I have a summer striped sweater on my needles, I was hoping to get a short-sleeved lace cardigan under way as well, so I’d better hurry. This is July already (I can’t believe how quickly time flies).
Ooh, some lovely picks. I have favourited some for future knits in ravelry. I really like Rainsong and the Good Day Tee – I have a few skeins of linen and hemp that could work for either.
What a great selection. All highly knittable, I think my favourite is Kentia. Thanks Kelly!