Knitted Women's Shell and Sleeveless Top Patterns in DK Weight and Sport Weight Yarn

DK weight yarn is slightly lighter than worsted weight yarn. Sport weight is lighter than DK weight, and slightly heavier than Fingeringing weight. If you are worried that you would get too warm in wool, try a DK or Sport weight cotton or silk blend. These sleeveless shells are normally knit to pretty much body measurement, but if you knit it slightly looser, these shells would also make great vests for layering.

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Basix Rockport Top-Down Shell #107

from Basix Knitting

  

Finished Measurements:Chest: 26 (30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66)"
Gauge:6 sts = 1" in stockinet.
Needles:US#5 24" or longer and 16" circulars.
Yarn Requirements:Lt Worsted or DK weight cotton: approximately 450 (525, 600, 675, 750, 850, 925, 1025, 1100, 1200, 1300) yards.
Perhaps Universal's New Bamboo Pop, or check out DK weight options on our DK Weight Yarn page.
Other:Stitch markers in 2 different colors; waste yarn

Eliza top

from Lorna's Laces

Bright colors and a cowl collar combine in a jazzy summer blouse. This top ends just below the waist; peek-a-boo holes highlight the lower band. For the more daring, the length can be shortened to tummy baring. Narrow ribbing finishes the armholes and lower edges of the collar and body.

  

Finished Measurements:Chest: 34, 37, 40, 44"
Gauge:5 sts = 1" in stockinet.
Needles:US#4 & #5 straight and 24" circular.
Yarn Requirements:Pattern uses a discontinued yarn, but gauge is very common. 600m, 600, 750, 900 yds of main color and 300 yards of contrast color. Check out DK weight options on our DK Weight Yarn page.

Lace & Laced Up

from Lorna's Laces

A very light weight and cool shell in a simple lace pattern.

  

Finished Measurements:Chest: 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60"
Gauge:5.5 sts = 1" in stockinet.
Needles:US#5 straight or circular, and US#5 16" circular.
Yarn Requirements:pattern uses 2 strands, held together, of Helen's Lace. Smallest size requires only 1 hank, all other sizes need 2 hanks.

L.A. Tank

#EK717 from Oat Couture

  

Finished Measurements:36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54 inches.
Gauge:Worsted Weight Version: 4.5sts = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
Sport Weight Version: 5.5sts = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
Needles:Worsted Weight Version: US#7 & 9 US Needles. 24" circular #7 for neckband.
Sport Weight Version: US#4 & 6 US Needles. US#4 24" circular for neckband.
Yarn Requirements::Worsted Weight Version: 520, 560, 640, 670, 710, 790, 830 yds.
Sport Weight Version:740, 795, 900, 950, 1000, 1115, 1175 yds.
Suggestions: :Too many to mention, but for Worsted Weight try a cotton such as Universal Cotton Supreme, Cascade Sierra or check out other options on our Worsted Weight Yarn page.
for Sport Weight this tank would be cool in Cascade Ultra Pima, but also check our Sport Weight Yarn page.

Calypso Top

#EK717 from Oat Couture

  

Finished Measurements:36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54 inches.
Gauge:Worsted Weight Version: 5 sts = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
Sport Weight Version: 6 sts = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
Needles:Worsted Weight Version: US#5 and 7.
Sport Weight Version:US#3 and 6.
Yarn Requirements::Worsted Weight Version: 550, 580, 665, 695, 735, 810, 840 yds..
Sport Weight Version: 775, 820, 935, 975, 1035, 1135, 1180 yds.
Suggestions: :Too many to mention, but for Worsted Weight try Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb or check out other options on our Worsted Weight Yarn page.
for Sport Weight this top would be sweet in Lorna's Laces Honor, or Universal's Uptown DK , but also check our Sport Weight Yarn page.