Summer top patterns I love for 2020, this includes but summer top knitting and crochet patterns. Feel free to click the links below and skip to the craft that interests you, or if you’re like me and bicraftual, enjoy them all.
Summer Top Knitting Patterns I love for 2020
First up is Seven Senses by Anne B Hanssen a very pretty lace yoke top with short sleeves (you could add length if you wanted) and worked from the top down in the round. The hem and sleeves are finished with an icord bind off, but you could easily go for garter or ribbing if you preferred. It’s a design that’s easy to adapt and being top down you can try on as you go.
Last week I finished knitting my 3rd Edie by Isabell Kraemer, it’s my go-to Summer Top pattern and very easy to adapt to fit your body shape. My latest Edie is knitted with some Bamboo Cotton 4ply yarn in a coral colourway. I am super pleased with it. I’ll post a photo when I can get my son to take one of me wearing it, but for now, enjoy Isabell wearing hers. It’s top down in the round and features a simple slip stitch pattern which also helps with any spiral effect caused by working in the round. My previous two Edie’s were knitted with Drops Belle in the darker purple and Wendy Supreme Cotton/Silk in a colour called linen which is like warm wheat. I wear them both a lot in Summer and they both wash beautifully.
A new release from last week caught my eye, another Jutta Hinterm Stein triumph called Hot in the City, it’s knitting top down in 4ply/fingering weight yarn, linen or similar with good drape would work well. It has a V neck and a V pattern on the upper back and lower body. I’ve knitted some of her other designs and the patterns are very well written.
Another favourite is the Lesley Tee by Noma Ndlovu, with it’s fabulous swing shape and fabulous twisted stitch panels to create beautiful vertical lines on the lower body. It’s stunning. Worked from the top down, raglan sleeves and easy to fit to your body shape.
I love Jessie Maed’s summer tops but this one is my favourite. The Ripple Bralette has a simple ribbed pattern to add vertical lines and lots of stretch to skim your curves.
The Hoi An Top pattern by Nomad Stitches features a pretty lace pattern on the body and the sample is knitted in Drops Belle, a linen blend yarn, perfect for summer knits.
I love this top, it’s called Summer Sorrel and is another size inclusive pattern from Wool & Pine. This project by DrSabrina uses the most beautiful gradient set and the colours look amazing on her. It’s a style that suits many body shapes and great for busting some stash.
I’ve knitted Summerline by Hintern Stein using the teal colour of Drops Belle, it’s a fabulous design with super clever construction and knitted top down with options for shaping the body to suit you and also bust shaping. I wear mine a lot and everyone who sees it loves it.
The Radiance Tank pattern by Rebecca McKenzie is a very pretty summer top to knit, it’s worked bottom up with a charted design on the hem, with it’s flattering scoop neck you could knit this in one of your Wow colours or a great neutral to go with everything.
One of my good friends from the Gift Along is Nidhi Kansal, she’s a regular part of Team Bundle and has some fabulous designs. It’s hard to choose but the Summer of ’16 top is a winner with it’s dipped him, texture pattern down the front and beautiful edgings will be a wow knit to wear in any summer. Check out her designs, in particular the Smriti shawl which is utterly fabulous.
I knitted a Yume top for myself and finished it earlier this year. I have some terracotta coloured cotton set aside to knit another for Summer, it’s another Isabell Kraemer design and really easy to adapt to fit.
This spectacular sideways knit summer top from Jimenez Joseph will turns heads for all the right reasons. It’s called Pixham and features a beautiful pattern running over the shoulders and across the upper body on both back and front, it’s gorgeous.
Amira by Ranee Mueller is a pretty lace top, no body shaping, but with negative or no ease will skim those curves beautifully. The boatneck is flattering, it’s worked flat and seamed and is an easy to remember lace pattern, you’ll be wearing it in no time at all.
i think I told you in my last post about knitting Tidewater by Laura Aylor, another top down knit, nice details and other than a few ends to weave in, no finishing to do once the knitting is done. It’s a great way to use up sock yarns, cotton, bamboo or silk for summer wear. It would be a pretty three season piece worn over a long sleeve tee.
I’ll do another round up next month as there will no doubt be lots more to choose from but my last knit pattern for today is another Hinterm Stein, this time Simply Perfect Summer Top. I knitted mine in Debble Bliss Prima, a wool/silk blend and I love it. It’s very wearable and washes well. Aline and straight body options to suit most figures and in a good range of sizes.
I love Alicia Plummer’s designs and her latest summery top is Fable, it’d be lovely in a wool for cooler days or a soft cotton for summer.
Summer Top Crochet Patterns I love for 2020
First up is Manna by Ruth Brasch, click on the photo for the link to the pattern page on Ravelry. It’s crocheted with a 5.5mm hook and worsted weight yarn. I love this colour, so pretty and perfect for a summer day. It’s sized for 28″ through to 64″ chest/bust in a cropped or longer length.
This pretty mesh top will be quick to crochet, worked flat and seamed with worsted weight yarn it’ll be a fast make. It’s called Summertime Tee by Toni Lipsey.
Open Waves Top by Rose Obom is another beautiful top, I like the v neck and lacy pattern, using sport weight yarn this will be light and airy for hot days. It is sized up to 4XL and will suit a range of body shapes. I love this neutral used in the sample, it’ll go with so many items in my wardrobe.
My Favourite Jeans Top by Natalie @ Detroit Knits is a fabulous way to use gradient sets or stash bust in your favourite colours. The V shaping on the body is flattering to many figures and skims the curves beautifully.
The Dragonfly Tee by Elisabeth Desamour is a fun cami style top with a sporty look. The cute dragonfly motifs on the body are a fun way to use a pop of colour or you could go with a neutral and just one colour for a classic look.
I hope you enjoyed this little round up of my current favourites for this summer. What are yours? Do say hi on Facebook and let me know on our Woolly Madly Deeply page.