Badia

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing

 

Badia is a scoop neck tank with a braided cable and easy diagonal lace in the center panel.

Shown in size Small

 

Sizes

Directions are for women’s size X-Small.  Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X are in parentheses.

 

Finished Measurements

Bust – 33(35-37-39-43-47)”

Length – 21 1/2(22-22 1/2-22 1/2-23-23 1/2)”

 

Materials

8(8-9-9-10-12) Balls Berroco Bonsai (50 grs), #4110

Straight knitting needles, sizes 6 and 8 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

24” Length circular knitting needle, size 6

Cable needle (cn)

2 St holders

2 St markers

 

Gauge

20 sts = 4”;  28 rows = 4” in St st on size 8 needles

38 sts = 7”;  28 rows = 4” in Pat St on size 8 needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

 

Stitch Glossary

CF8

Sl 4 sts to cn and hold in FRONT, k4, k4 from cn

CB8

Sl 4 sts to cn and hold in BACK, k4, k4 from cn

 

Pattern Stitch (Worked over 38 sts)

Row 1 (RS):  (K2, k2 tog, yo) 3 times, p1, k12, p1, (yo, ssk, k2) 3 times.

Row 2 and all WS rows:  K the k sts and p the p sts as they face you.  P all yo’s.

Row 3:  (K1, k2 tog, yo, k1) 3 times, p1, k4, CF8, p1, (k1, yo, SSK, k1) 3 times

Row 5:  (K2 tog, yo, k2) 3 times, p1, k12, p1, (k2, yo, SSK) 3 times.

Row 7:  K1, (k2, k2 tog, yo) twice, k3, p1, k12, p1, k1, (k2, yo, SSK) twice, k3.

Row 9:  (K2, k2 tog, yo) 3 times, p1, CB8, k4, p1, (yo, SSK, k2) 3 times.

Row 11:  (K1, k2 tog, yo, k1) 3 times, p1, k12, p1, (k1, yo, SSK, k1) 3 times.

Row 13:  (K2 tog, yo, k2) 3 times, p1, k12, p1, (k2, yo, SSK) 3 times.

Row 15:  K1, (k2, k2 tog, yo) twice, k3, p1, k4, CF8, p1, k1, (k2, yo, SSK) twice, k3.

Row 17:  (K2, k2 tog, yo) 3 times, p1, k12, p1, (yo, SSK, k2) 3 times.

Row 19:  (K1, k2 tog, yo, k1) 3 times, p1, k12, p1, (k1, yo, SSK, k1) 3 times.

Row 21:  (K2 tog, yo, k2) 3 times, p1, CB8, k4, p1, (k2, yo, SSK) 3 times.

Row 23:  K1, (k2, k2 tog, yo) twice, k3, p1, k12, p1, k1, (k2, yo, SSK) twice, k3.

Row 24:  Rep Row 2.

Rep these 24 rows for Pat St.

 

Back

With smaller straight needles, cast on 86(90-98-102-110-122) sts.

Ribbing:  Row 1 (RS):  K2, * p2, k2, rep from * across.

Row 2:  P2, * k2, p2, rep from * across.  Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 4 1/2” from beg, end on RS.  Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 10(10-12-12-10-12) sts evenly spaced across – 76(80-86-90-100-110) sts.

Establish Pat St:  Row 1 (RS):  K19(21-24-26-31-36), place marker, work Row 1 of Pat St over next 38 sts, place marker, k to end.

Row 2:  P to first marker, work Row 2 of Pat St to next marker, p to end.  Work even in pat as established until piece measures 9” from beg, end on WS.  Inc 1 st each end of next row, then every 1” 4 times more – 86(90-96-100-110-120) sts.  Work even until piece measures 13 1/2” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armholes:  Bind off 4(5-5-5-6-7) sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 78(80-86-90-98-106) sts.  Dec 1 st at each armhole edge every RS row 8(9-9-9-10-11) times – 62(62-68-72-78-84) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 4(4 1/2-5-5-5 1/2-6)”, end on WS.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  Work 17(17-20-22-25-28) sts, sl center 28 sts onto holder, join another ball of yarn and work to end.  Working both sides at once, dec 1 st at each neck edge every RS row 7 times – 10(10-13-15-18-21) sts each side.  Work even until armholes measure 7(7 1/2-8-8-8 1/2-9)”, end on WS.

Shape Shoulders:  Bind off 4(4-5-5-6-7) sts at each armhole edge once, then 3(3-4-5-6-7) sts twice.

 

Front

Work same as back until armholes measure 1 1/2(2-2 1/2-2 1/2-3-3 1/2)”, end on WS – 68(66-68-72-78-84) sts.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  Continuing to work armhole decs if necessary, work 23(22-23-25-28-31) sts, sl center 22 sts onto holder, join another ball of yarn and work to end.  Working both sides at once, dec 1 st at each neck edge EVERY row 113(12-10-10-10-10) times – 10(10-13-15-18-21) sts each side.  Work even until armholes measure 7(7 1/2-8-8-8 1/2-9)”, end on WS.  Shape shoulders same as back.

 

Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.

Neckband:  With RS facing, sl 14 sts from back holder to circular needle without working them.  K remaining 14 sts from holder, pick up and k63(67-71-71-75-79) sts along back and front neck edge to front holder, k22 sts from holder, pick up and k62(67-71-71-75-79) sts along front and back neck edge, then k14 unworked sts from beg of needle – 176(184-192-192-200-208) sts.  Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.  Work even in k2, p2 ribbing for 3 rnds.  Bind off in ribbing.

Armbands:  With RS facing, using smaller straight needles, pick up and k106(110-114-114-118-122) sts along armhole edge.  Beg with Row 2, work in ribbing same as back for 3 rows, end on WS.  Bind off in ribbing.  Sew side and armband seams.