Short-Sleeved Sweater Knitting Patterns

When you want the perfectly light sweater for spring, you'll want to explore our free short-sleeved sweater knit patterns. You'll find tunics, cardigans, and simple short-sleeved tops that will surely add just the right amount of style and warmth for spring. You'll be able to show off your style and your knitting skills at the same time.

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Pretty Bows Top
Dainty bows knit into the design and a unique back neckline are the focal points of this elegant, feminine top. Woman's Size: small(medium)(large).

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Diane Zangl
Rich Fronds Top
Pair this lacy sweater with a tank top for stylish, warm-weather fashion. This cap sleeve top is sure to be a summer favorite. Stitch this free knit pattern using a chart and worsted weight yarn. Size: Includes Woman's S through XL..

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Diane Zangl
Ripple Effect
This atypical tee is a must for the warm-weather months. The flattering vertical stripes are formed by working the yoke in an unexpected side-to-side construction. This e-pattern was originally published in the Spring 2014 issue of Creative Knitting magazine.

Size: Includes Woman's S through 3XL. Made with fine (sport) weight yarn and size 4/3.5mm 16" and 24" circular needles.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Kim Haesemeyer
Slip-Stitch Style Dog Sweater
Doggie will love to step out in style with this dapper sweater. Fits dog sizes: small(medium, large, extra-large)

Skill level: Intermediate
Designed by
Laura Polley
Smart Cotton Lace Cardigan Knitting Pattern
This summer cardigan looks much more difficult than it actually is with a deceptively simple lace pattern. This free cardigan knitting pattern uses worsted weight cotton yarn, size 6 & 7 knitting needles and a size G crochet hook. Fits Woman's size: extra-small through extra-large.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Kathleen Power Johnson
Stripes & Blocks Tank
A simple shell is made bold with blocks and stripes on the border. This e-pattern was originally published in Creative Knitting July 2009.

Size: Includes women's small through 2X-large. Made with light (DK) weight yarn and sizes 6 (4mm) and 8 (5mm) needles.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Kennita Tully
Summer Blouse
Add a pretty knit blouse to your summer wardrobe. Lady's sizes: small (medium, large, extra-large).

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Ann Emery Smith
Summer Breeze
Knit this sleeveless summer top with knit and purl stripes and a lace edge pattern. The rounded neckline is decorated with reverse single crochet. Ladies' size: medium.

Skill Level: Advanced
Designed by
Nazanin S. Fard
Summer Fun
While the pattern in this summer top looks complicated, only one color is used at a time. Slipped stitches form the interesting stripe and cable design. Fits woman's sizes: extra-small (small, medium, large, extra-large)

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Svetlana Avrakh
Summer Lace Tee
Touches of light lacework enhance a summery top.

Includes: Woman's size small to X-large. Made with medium (worsted) weight yarn, size 6 (4mm) straight and 16" circular needles and size 7 (4.5mm) needle.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Edie Eckman
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Short-Sleeved Sweaters Show Spring Style

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