Knitting patterns - tops and shirts

Short Sleeved Top

Short Sleeved Top

Mint Tea by Sarah Hatton

Panels of lace diamonds decorate this pretty short-sleeved top by Sarah Hatton. Each diamond has a cluster of wrapped stitches at its centre. The garment is worked in two pieces, with the sleeves shaped as part of the front and back, and finished with a simple neckband and deep armhole edgings. Sarah has used Patons Smoothie DK, which has a soft, silky feel and a subtle sheen, and comes in a wide choice of lovely colours.

SIZE 8 (10:12:14:16:18:20:22)

YARN Patons Smoothie DK (DK weight; 100% acrylic; 200m/219yds per 100g balls)

Prue Top

Prue Top

Prue by Fiona Morris

Fiona Morris has cleverly combined two different weights of Debbie Bliss yarns to create her lacy summer top. Shaped panels for the front and back are knitted first in a sport weight merino yarn, and feature a pretty lace stitch pattern. Next, stitches are picked up along the sides using a laceweight yarn, and garter stitch side panels are knitted on, with openings left for the arms. The result is a garment that is soft, feminine and a treat to wear.

SIZE 8 (10:12:14:16:18:20:22:24:26)

YARN 1 Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (Baby/sport weight; 55% wool, 33% acrylic, 12% cashmere; 125m/136.5yds per 50g ball)

Freshwater Top

Freshwater Top

Freshwater by Emma Wright

This lacy summer top has a sleek, fitted look, yet is comfortable to wear as the fabric is very soft and stretchy. The pretty star-like texture is worked using two strands of laceweight yarn held together. Designer Emma Wright has chosen Sublime's new Lace yarn, a super-soft Australian merino that comes in a range of delicious colours.

SIZE

8 (10:12:14:16:18:20:22:24:26)

YARN

Sublime Lace Extra Fine Merino (Lace weight; 100% wool; 350m/383yds per 25g ball)

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)