Knitting patterns - tops and shirts

Cool Running Top

Cool Running Top

Monochromatic colors, especially ones that include texture, provide the perfect basis for multiple wardrobe looks. The stitch pattern that designer Laura Zukaite uses in her Cool Running Top, a lace rib stitch, creates a subtle zigzag edging to both the lower edge of the top as well as the sleeves. Knitted entirely in the round using Trendsetter Yarn's Twiggy.

DESIGNED BY: Laura Zukaite

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

YARN WEIGHT: #4

SIZES

High Waves Top

High Waves Top

With its modified dolman shaping and overall chevron pattern reminiscent of choppy waters, Laura Zukaite's High Waves Top is knitted with the front and back the same.

Designed By: Laura Zukaite

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn Weight: #1

SIZES

Women’s S/M (L, 1X/2X, 3X, 4X/5X)

Diamond District Top

Diamond District Top

Sometimes the most effective designs are the ones that look simple but have touches of something different. Laura Zukaite's Diamond District, in Crystal Palace Yarn's Panda Silk, is just that type of design, with the added touches being the shaped sleeve-edge ribbing. The body of the top is worked in an easy Diamond Lace Pattern, letting the subtle shades of the yarn shine.

DESIGNED BY: Laura Zukaite

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate 

YARN WEIGHT: #1

Asymmetry Top

Asymmetry Top

Young, fun and so "city", Asymmetry, designed by Leslie Roth in Shi Bui's Linen, is incredibly light and airy. Leslie's top is knitted side-to-side with the lower edges slanting purely through the decreases in the pattern stitch. Asymmetry's "edge" is defined by its exposed seams and accented by its openwork border, mirrored at the neckline.

Designed By: Leslie Roth Skill

Level: Easy Yarn

Weight: #1

SIZES

Women’s S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X):

Cates

Cates

This delicate, light-as-air top will thrill you with its simplicity. A straightforward A-line style in two identical pieces on large needles makes this a quick but impressive knit.

Sizes: Woman's small (medium, large, X-large, 2X-large, 3X-large) Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.

Finished Measurements

Chest: 34 (38,42, 46, 50, 54) inches with 0-2 inches ease

Length: 263/4 (271/4, 281/4, 283/4, 293/4, 301/4) inches