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25 Best Top Knitting Patterns To Make For Summer


In this post, you will see the 25 best top knitting patterns to make for summer.

Summer is here, so you must know how to get dressed for warm weather. 

Light tops are a cool-weather-to-warm-weather solution. 

Top knitting patterns

25 Knit Tops For Summer

If you are looking for a summer top pattern, check out these knitting patterns, which are ideal for beginners and intermediate makers. 

They include vests, tank tops, halter tops, loose tees, and more.

Happy Knitting!

Update Your Summer Wardrobe

Summer calls for light fabrics, jeans, shorts, skirts, tank tops, and light sweaters paired with summer cardigans and shawls.

And a few accessories to complete your outfit.

Knitted tops are a staple for every fashion-focused woman and are always on trend.

Choose luxurious yarns like soft cotton yarn, linen yarn, silk yarn, or bamboo yarn.

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reversable knitted crop top

The Statement Garment Of The Summer

One summer item that you don’t want to miss out on this summer is knitted tops

Knitting and crochet are taking the fashion world by storm, and a knitted top can be the stable garment in your summer wardrobe.

Matched with a skirt or pants, they can make the ideal summer outfit.

Cool enough for the warm days and warm enough for the cool nights.

knit tops for summer in cotton

Make Your Own Knit Tops

And if you are a knitter and love to craft your own summer clothing, this is the perfect opportunity to grab your yarn and your needles and make the summer knit top of your dreams. 

There is a huge variety of summer top free and paid knitting patterns online on makers’ blogs, on YouTube, on Ravelry, etc. 

You can follow and modify that to fit your fashion sense and body type.

You can knit a tank top, a halterneck top, a crop top, a short-sleeved top, a fitted top, or an oversized top. 

knitted crop top for summer

Summer Yarns

The ideal yarn weight for your knit summer tops that will create breathable, lightweight fabrics is cotton yarn. 

Cotton yarn is the perfect fit for your summer knit tanks. It is washable, stretchy, and very comfortable to wear. 

Grab your yarn weight guide Ebook here.

Learn everything about the different yarn weights here – Yarn Weight Guide (+ Conversion Chart)

Knit top for summer

What Supplies Do You Need To Knit A Summer Top?

To knit a summer top, you’ll need several supplies. 

Select knitting needles in the appropriate size based on the yarn weight and desired gauge, typically circular needles for larger projects like tops. 

You’ll also need basic knitting tools like stitch markers, scissors, and a tapestry needle for finishing. 

Consider having a pattern or design idea for the summer top you want to knit, whether it’s a simple tank top or a lacy blouse. 

Additionally, a measuring tape will be essential for checking gauge and taking measurements as you knit to ensure the top fits correctly. 

With these supplies on hand, you’ll be ready to start your summer knitting project!

How To Measure For A Summer Top? 

To measure for a summer top, you’ll want to start by determining your bust, waist, and possibly hip measurements, depending on the style of the top. 

Use a soft measuring tape for accuracy. 

For the bust circumference, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your chest, ensuring it’s parallel to the ground and not too tight. 

Next, measure your waist by finding the narrowest part of your torso, usually above your belly button and below your rib cage. 

Lastly, measure your hips if the top is fitted or flares out at the bottom. 

Once you have these measurements, refer to the sizing chart provided by the brand or pattern you’re using to select the appropriate size for your summer top. 

Keep in mind that different styles and fabrics may require additional measurements like shoulder width or arm circumference for a perfect fit.

Knitting Lessons

If you are a new maker and need help with the knitting basics, check out the knitting lessons here – Knitting Lessons (With Video Tutorials).

There, you will find tutorial posts for all the different knitting techniques a newbie needs to know. 

Including how to cast on, the stockinette stitch, the rib stitch, the garter stitch, the seed stitch, the slip stitch, a list of knitting abbreviations, and more. 

And if you need more video tutorials, check out my YouTube channel here – Handy Little Me – YouTube

For easy patterns, check out this category – Beginner Knitters

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