Must See: Hot New Designs for Knit Tees and Tanks


This is always the time of year when I flip the page on the calendar and my heart skips a few beats.

I panic.

The “last” month of summer.

Then I remember the weather is nice for at least another two months and summer is not at all over. Pull it together, Andrea!

I just don’t want it to end. Already, when I get up at six, it’s barely light. Soon it will be dark entirely. Darkness is coming.

But not yet!

So…there’s still time to knit yourself a summer tee! Great news, right?

I love my hand-knit tees, and I find them perfect to wear on coastal summer days. Our afternoons are warm but not too hot, and a hand knit tee is a perfect wardrobe essential.

I want all the tees!

Building on last year’s list of stand out tees, I have curated another short list of my favorite new tee patterns. These are designs were all released very recently and are worth a look.  This year’s list turned out to be quite international (plus NYC), by happenstance! I love the way knitting unites the entire planet. We are One People, held together by yarn.

My New Favorite Knit Tee Designs

Violeta Tank by Beatriz P. Martin. Beatriz is based in Spain and has her own yarn shop. Tanks are fun because they always seem to knit up so quickly!

Holiday by Eri, who is based in Japan. This designs comes with options for short or long sleeves. It’s knit top down. I love how simple and elegant it is.

Anker’s Summer Shirt. This design is from Petite Knit and also worked top down. Mette hails from Denmark where she studies medicine, on top of being a mother. (How do people do it?!!?!  Amazing!). As a petite person, I love the Petite Knit concept.

Top + Bottom Top by Purl Soho. Rarely have I met a Purl Soho design I haven’t liked. They are all so simple and versatile, and their new tank fits the bill as well.

Well knitters, cease these summer days, make yourself a cocktail, find a sunny (but not too hot) spot, and knit away.

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P.P.S. Credits for all photos used in this post are attributed to the respective designers and are re-used here for positive promotional purposes.

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  • Reply Amaya Rodrigo August 7, 2017 at 7:56 am

    I made my MIL a Violeta top and she absolutely loved it! Great blog, count me as a follower 🙂

  • Reply Alina August 7, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Lovely collection! Tees are so easy to knit and wear!

  • Reply Paula @ Spin a Yarn August 7, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    One of these days I will knit a tee too 🙂 I’ve got several in my favorites / queue on Ravelry. If only there were more knitting time in the day!

  • Reply knittedblissjc August 8, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Such a pretty round up! These are all gorgeous.

  • Reply pumpkin sunrise August 9, 2017 at 6:22 am

    my favorite is the first one, there is something about that delicate edging that speaks to me 🙂 Have a happy rest of summer!!!

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