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Summer Knits: 9 Free Knitting Patterns for Inspiration

Summer Knits - 9 Free Knitting Patterns

It has been a while since our last post here; we have been busy preparing some exciting things for all our readers, which we will be announcing very soon so watch this space! Though today, we wanted to come to you with a collection of favourite patterns to help inspire your Summer or holiday knitting projects.

So if you’re feeling uninspired, below we are sharing our current favourite 9 knit patterns, for sassy Summer knits. So these are projects you can knit in Summer, to use in Summer… or in warmer months. Which of these will you knit for yourself, and which will you be gifting? Let us know in the comments below.

Summer Swing by DROPS Design

Summer Swing Knitting Top

We love the feminine style of this top, as well are the flattering silhouette, making it perfect for wear in warm Summer nights. This lovely top features a lace pattern and raglan, and is worked bottom up shown here in DROPS Muskat. The pattern is available in sizes S to XXXL. White seems to be the perfect colour for this top; though what colour would you knit it up in?

Knit Summer Vertical Ridges Tank by Bernat

Vertical Ridges Knit Summer Top

Sass up your summer with this easygoing knit top! Stitched in Bernat Softee Cotton, you’ll do knit, slip 1, purl 1 with yarn in back, plus increases and decreases, to create a simple, slipped rib pattern. Which colour will you knit it up in? Pattern available in sizes XS up to 5XL.

Summer Elegance by DROPS Design

Summer Elegance Knit Skirt

Looking to knit a skirt instead of a top? Well this is perfect for the warm season, and I picture it ideal to take on holidays. This knitted skirt features an intricate lace pattern that is worked top down, show here in DROPS Muskat. Patterns available in sizes S to XXXL.

Knit Lacy Short Cardigan by Bernat

Knit Lacy Summer Knit Cardigan

Perfect for those chilly Summer nights, this lovely 3/4 sleeve knit cardigan features a classic v-neck and an all-over lace pattern. Worked up in Bernat Softee Cotton, you will definitely put your skills to practice as you do eyelet ribbing, lace stitches with yarn overs, and knit 2 together techniques. This pattern is available in sizes XS up to 5XL.

DROPS Extra 0-58 by DROPS Design

Summer Knit Top by DROPS

Another style by DROPS Design which is perfect for the warmer months, featuring a sweet lace pattern and comfortable show sleeves. The pattern is available in sizes S to L.

Seaside Sunset Knit Blanket by Caron

Seaside Sunset Knit Blanket

Escape to the coast with this seaside-inspired knit blanket! Created in shades of Caron One Pound, this knit blanket features a simple chevron stitch pattern that combines both stocking stitch and garter stitch, for wonderful texture and added interest.

Bondi Beach Top by Lion Brand Yarn

Bondi Beach Knit Top

Simple yet elegant, this is a top that can take you to work, and out for a drink with the girls of your significant other!

Summer Romance by DROPS Design

Summer Romance Knit Top

Fall in love with the flowy gorgeous knitting top. It features a raglan and lace pattern, which is worked top down, show here in DROPS Paris. This pattern in available in sizes S to XXXL.

Folklore Top by Lion Brand Yarn

Folklore Top


A perfect Summer top, which screams Summer festival! It features a striking V-neck, with design adorning the neckline.

Which one of these will you knit up?

None of these free knitting patterns tickle your fancy or inspire you? Fear not! Over the years we have published a lot of different collections of our favourite knitting patterns, so you’ll definitely find something to suit your tastes. Here are some of our most recent collections: 9 gorgeous knit blankets and afghans, stylish women’s jumpers and cardigans, 7 adorable baby cardigans, raglan style projects and patterns for bath accessories. You can also view our full collection of free knit pattern posts round-up right here.

Please note: Each link points you to the page where you can access the free knitting pattern; all these have been checked so as to ensure they are totally free of charge at the time of publishing, however this may change over time. If so, please contact us and we will replace/update the collection. Some websites might require that you register with them before being able to access the pattern, but this is also free.

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