Knit Tops for Women #1 (top left):
Box 96 Pullover by Mari Lynn Patrick
Knitting for women is so exciting! This is the cover sweater, and these gallery gals loved it. This summer knitting pattern emphasizes a deep crossover V-neck with off-center pointed hems and soft scallop lace trim. A few purl stitches in a neat column outline bust darts for a gently tailored fit and a sure-to-please knit top for the summer.
Knit Tops for Women #2 (top right):
Daisy-Stitch Tunic by Jean Suzuki
The Daisy-Stitch Tunic knitting pattern is so versatile and well suited to lots of bodies. This summer knit uses an open but highly textured stitch to structure the stand-up mandarin collar, front placket, and deep side vents of the Daisy-Stitch Tunic. Collar facings, clean-finished garter-stitch edging, simple shaping, and a cotton yarn with subtle sheen add refinement.
Knit Tops for Women #3 (middle left): Counterpane Blouse by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark
This summer knit tank top pattern was really fun to try on. Almost everyone wanted the lace "counterpane" section in the front. Inspired by Victorian lace counterpanes, Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark builds the tank top knitting pattern around a graphic floral square knitted from the center out. A simple, quick-to-knit garter-stitch bodice and chevron lace skirt frame the square for a decidedly modern take on lace. One of the most elegant summer knit tops for women!
Knit Tops for Women #4 (middle right): Essential Cardigan by Laura Grutzeck
Laura Grutzeck's Essential Cardigan sets off smooth stockinette with deep, broken-rib brands, gentle asymmetry, and a stand-up collar. A lofty, softly heathered wool single makes every stitch of this knitting pattern stand out. Quietly refined, quite indispensable. This one was really one of the favorite knitting patterns—Ladies, the sample is knit from wool, but it's surprisingly lightweight, making it an any-season knitting pattern for women that's exceptionally versatile.
Knit Tops for Women #5 (bottom left): The Picnic Cardigan by Maria Leigh
The Picnic Cardigan by Maria Leigh takes the shrug back to its cropped, tailored-jacket roots: Maria Leigh knits all in one piece from the front bottoms, over the shoulder, and down the back with fitted dolman sleeves. An open stitch fabric in superwash wool and cotton clings and drapes exactly where needed. The airy knit top pattern is really beautiful, and the collar is so sweet; it works both folded down and standing up.
Knit Tops for Women #6 (bottom right): Gamine Tank by Cathy Carron
Of all the knit tank top patterns, this was the one everyone wanted. It's amazingly stretchy (the rib stretches by 50%), so plan your size carefully. Knitted in a straight tube from the top down, the Gamine Tank's dramatic collar and clingy rib make an easy project striking. Why not kick off your summer knitting season with this tank top knitting pattern?