Between Spring Break getaways, temperatures on the rise, and flowers blooming, we’re in the mood for warm weather knits. Lightweight tees, both cropped and relaxed, are inspiring us to dig into our stash and cast on. This week we dish about four, new short sleeve and sleeveless tops that are quick to knit while we transition from cool to warm and fun to wear when hot is finally here.

Shai by Jerusha Robinson

Released in support of Quince & Co’s fingering weight Sparrow, Shai is a sleeveless tunic that features an antique lace chevron motif, a wide boat neck, and a split hem. Knit Shai in one color, or follow the lead of designer Jerusha Robinson and add a subtle color blocking element; work the front and back panels in slightly different colors. Available in 9 adult sizes this is a statement piece that you won’t want to take off.

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Arequita Tunic by Susanna IC

Designed as part of a collection for Manos del Uruguay, Arequita Tunic is a sleeveless tunic that is knit with lightweight, fingering weight yarn. The fitted top is knit in two identical pieces, from the top down, and features stunning, tapered lacework. Seamed up the side, but not all the way, slits on either side add modern details that make this top a flattering to wear. Arequita Tunic is written for 6 adult sizes and calls for 890 – 1780 yards of fingering weight yarn.

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Silver Springs by Robin Knits

Trendy and modern, this cropped top features simple, cascading columns of eyelets down and around the short sleeve sweater. Silver Springs, by Netherlands-based designer Robin Knits, is worked from top down and in one, seamless piece. Knit with lightweight fingering yarn, it is available in 7 size options.

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Kalimera by Jesse Molzan

Kalimera is an extremely wearable tee with a relaxed fit and an allover, lace pattern. This go-to warm weather top is knit in two pieces with sport weight yarn. Just seam together at the shoulder and pick up a neck edge and start wearing. Kalimera is available in five size options and calls for 832 – 1664 yards of yarn.

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