basic festival top - free knitting pattern with no seams http://killercrafts.co/2018/06/02/basic-festival-top/ #summerknits #knittng #pattern #free #croptop

Basic Festival Top

I've always had an internal conflict when it comes to summer knits. Knitting is for cold weather. It's meant to keep people warm. So a knit tank top has always seemed like an oxymoron to me.

However, I've seen a lot of crochet festival tanks floating around Pinterest, and I have to admit they've been stuck in my head. In fact, they've made such an impression that I decided to try knitting one.

basic festival top - free knitting pattern with no seams http://killercrafts.co/2018/06/02/basic-festival-top/ #summerknits #knittng #pattern #free #croptop
basic festival top - free knitting pattern with no seams http://killercrafts.co/2018/06/02/basic-festival-top/ #summerknits #knittng #pattern #free #croptop

Maybe I'm just lucky, or maybe the knitting gods smiled down on me as I made this, because it was the fastest and easiest pattern I have ever designed. After one quick sketch, one day of knitting, and two different attempts at lacing up the back, it was finished. Less than 24 hours after it was even conceptualized, I had a beautiful top that required absolutely no frogging.

Best of all, it fit perfectly.

basic festival top - free knitting pattern with no seams http://killercrafts.co/2018/06/02/basic-festival-top/ #summerknits #knittng #pattern #free #croptop

I should note: this is a top, not a corset. It's not meant to be cinched up too tight, or it will stretch out and the gaps in the stitches will make it see-through.

Now, just in time to kick off festival season, I'm sharing this pattern with you. Click the link below to view the pattern, and leave a comment to let me know what you think!

What you'll need:

Leneta is a graduate from Oregon State University currently living in Paris, France. When not writing or crafting, you can find her sipping espresso from tiny cups, watching true crime documentaries, or cuddling her cat, Jack.