Summer knitwear is a big trend for SS22: Here are 17 pieces to buy now

With summer approaching, you may just be lucky enough to be planning a holiday abroad over the next few months, which means some new holiday clothes are probably at the top of your wish list right now. And even if you’re not jetting off anywhere, faced with our first restriction-free summer for two years, some new summer-y clothing is definitely a must buy right now.

With that said, one particular summer trend has caught our eyes lately, and that’s summer knitwear. The trend is essentially knitwear reinvented in summery shapes – think crocheted tank tops, knitted sleeveless dresses and open-knit crop tops, for example.

If you think it’s a trend you can’t get on board with, think again. A knitted crop top goes perfectly with wide-leg linen trousers or high waisted denim shorts – the slightly longer kind we’re seeing everywhere this summer. Throw an open-knit dress over a slip for added modesty, or go for a knitted trousers and top co-ord for a chic, pulled together look.

Our summer knitwear picks start from £15 so there’s something for every budget, and come from all corners of the high street, from stalwart M&S and Next to Monki, & Other Stories and ASOS. Keep scrolling to shop the best summer knitwear available now…

Summer knitwear to buy now

knitted orange midi column dress

Open knit midi dress, £89, Cos

knitted trousers

Openwork knit trousers, £49.99, Mango

crochet striped top
French Connection

Nora stripe crochet vest top, £60, French Connection

black open stitch top

Laura Whitmore Contrast Stripe Open Stitch Crop, £28 (was £35), Warehouse

black crochet cover up dress

Crochet Maxi Dress, £45, Next

beige knitted vest top

Knitted silk-blend top, £24.99, H&M

green open knit sleeveless top

Open knit top, £19.99, ZARA

striped crochet dress
John Lewis

Phase Eight Kimmy Striped Crochet Maxi Dress, £110, John Lewis

pink knitted vest top

Ribbed Relaxed Knitted Vest with Linen, £15, M&S

white crochet halter neck top

Crochet Halter Neck Top, £45, Arket

dark brown knitted button vest top
New Look

Dark Brown Knit Button Front Crop Vest, £12.99, New Look

crochet skirt

Square Crochet Knit Skirt, £55.30 (was £79), Warehouse

blue and white knitted halter neck top

Patterned cropped halter top, £20, Monki

knitted halterneck top
& Other Stories

Halterneck Knit Top, £45, & Other Stories

sunset knitted dress
Oliver Bonas

Sunset Sparkle Pink Knitted Mini Dress, £65, Oliver Bonas

green knitted midi dress

Ribbed knit dress, £35.99, Mango

patterned knitted skirt

Urban Revivo co-ord knitted mini skirt with fringing in orange check, £39.99, ASOS