10 Knit Summer Tops

Summer vacation does not mean it’s time to stop knitting! (You knew that already, though, right?) Summer means lighter knits and cute summer tops, and I have a roundup of both! These summery tops are the perfect lightweight projects for sunny weather.


Tejela by Tanja Loumai

© Tanja Loumai

Balta by Gudrun Johnston

© Gudrun Johnston/Kathy Cadigan

Woodstock by DROPS Design (DROPS has other beautiful summer tops, including Vanilla Lace and Sea Line.)

© DROPS Design

Katama Tank by Angela Hahn

© Angela Hahn

Fiddlefooted by Expression Fiber Arts

© Expression Fiber Arts

Summer Tee Top by Claudia Olson

© Claudia Olson

Here are a few more to check out:

Athena Tunic by Anna Templer

Rosa’s Sleeveless Cardi-Jumper by Emma Fassio

Kit Camisole by Bristol Ivy

Margaux Shell by Berroco


Jessie’s Girl by Elizabeth Smith

© Elizabeth Smith

Mirror by Yumiko Alexander

© Yumiko Alexander

Pull Me Over by Andrea Black

© Andrea Black

Odette by DROPS Design

© DROPS Design

Check out these other gorgeous options:

Este by Justyna Lorkowska

Marsh by Berroco

Togue Pond by Pam Allen

Cabri Shell by Luise O’Neill

Gardengate by Jennifer Steingass (This is a full-length sweater pattern, but there is an option for shorter sleeves.)

And take a look at these other roundups featuring summery tops:

Wooly Ventures: 5 Gorgeous Tops to Knit This Summer

Flax & Twine: 12 Super Simple Summer Knitting Patterns

In the Loop Knitting: Tee Top Knitting Patterns, Tops, Tanks, Tees Knitting Patterns, and Rear View Top Knitting Patterns (A lot of these are gorgeous summer tops with cool lace or surprising twists in the back.)

Have you found your perfect pattern to knit this summer? Tell me in the comments which one you’ll make!

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