• Samm Morgan

The Nordic Summer Top Light by Witre Designs

This fun summer knit features a wide and cropped silhouette. It's simple construction makes this knit a breeze to alter and modify. And the best part, it flies off your needles! Who doesn't love that? Light weight, drapey and fast? It's everything I look for summertime knitting!

My Nordic Summer Top Light was knit using YOTH's Best Friend held double in a one of their limited edition speckles from years back. The neutral base with it's sweet blue and purple "one stitch speckles" drew my attention as soon I saw it and I quickly claimed the three remaining puppies* as my own! They sat on my shelf, brightening up my space for a long time before one cake decided it was destined for this tank. The cotton/wool blend is so well suited for this pattern and provides the wonderful breathability and drape that summer knitwear requires.

Mods: Replaced the rolled hem for a broken rib hem.

Note: The designer is European and therefore her patterns are written as such. If you have never knit from a traditional European pattern it can seem daunting as much is left up to the discretion of the knitter. Luckily we have Ravelry pattern pages! If you find the pattern confusing I recommend heading over to the pattern page to read ChelseaJaye's (Ravelry username) project notes.

*skeins wound and grouped together, displayed on dowel rods in YOTH booths


Pairing the Nordic Summer Top with a pair of loose fitting, linen shorts and strappy sandals creates a simple, easy to wear summer look.

Shorts: H&M Linen Shorts

Shoes: American Eagle Flat Sandals

Necklace: Sseko Designs

Earrings: Universal Thread


For more of that handmade wardrobe vibe, I threw on my "made by me" Tyler Trousers and simple "woven" leather sandals.

Pants: Tyler Trousers by Janet Celeste

Shoes: Leather Flat Sandals

Earrings: Unknown


A pair of Arenite pants, black and white wedge sneakers, and retro resin earrings give way to more playful and funky look.

Pants: Arenite Pants by SewLiberated

Shoes: Steve Madden Wedge Sneakers

Earrings: Target


The Nordic Summer Top, paired with a super high waisted, wide leg jean and funky woven platform sandals creates a modern take on a retro look..

Jeans: Levi's Ribcage Wide Leg

Shoes: Steve Madden Platform Sandals

Earrings: Universal Thread

Necklace: Sseko Designs

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