This top combines a bit of knitting and some simple sewing to create a swingy summer tank.
Directions are for women’s size X-Small. Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X are in parentheses.
Bust – 40(44-48-52-56-60)”
Length – 24(24-24½-25-25½-26)
Note: This garment is designed to fit very loosely at bust and is gathered across the yoke. Please take this into consideration when selecting your size.
1(1-1-1-2-2) Hanks NaturLin (50 grs), #6315 Coriander (A) and 1 hank each #6303 Oats (B) and #6312 Maize (D)
1 Hank Berroco Lumina (50 grs), #1610 Fairy Dust (C)
Straight knitting needles, sizes 5 (3.75 mm) and 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
1¼(1¼-1½-1½-1¾-1¾) yds of woven fabric
Sewing needle and matching thread
24 sts = 4”; 34 rows = 4” in Pat St with larger needles
24 sts = 4”; 36 rows = 4” in Seed St with smaller needles
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
Seed Stitch (Even number of sts)
Row 1: * K1, p1, rep from * across.
Row 2: * P1, k1, rep from * across.
Rep these 2 rows for Seed St
Pattern Stitch (Multiple of 2 sts)
Row 1 (RS): With B, * k1, bring yarn to front, sl 1, bring yarn to back, rep from * across.
Row 2: With B, purl.
Row 3: With A, k1, * k1, bring yarn to front, sl 1, bring yarn to back, rep from * to last st, end k1.
Row 4: With A, purl.
Row 5: With C, rep Row 1.
Row 6: With C, purl.
Row 7: With D, rep Row 3.
Row 8: With D, purl.
Rep these 8 rows for Pat St.
With larger needles, using B, cast on 72(84-96-108-120-132) sts. Work even in Pat St for 2 rows, end on WS. Dec 1 st each end of next row, EVERY row 0(4-12-14-22-24) times more, every RS row 11(11-9-10-8-9) times, then every 4th row 1(0-0-0-0-0) times, end on WS – 48(54-54-60-60-66) sts. Work even if necessary until piece measures 3(3-3 ½-4-4 ½-6)” from beg, end on WS. Bind off.
Work same as back yoke.
Note: When 10 rows have been completed, change to C and work even for 1 row, then change back to A and work to end.
With smaller needles, using A, cast on 84(84-92-96-104-108) sts. Working in Seed St, work even for 1 row, end on RS. Bind off 0(0-0-0-4-4) sts at beg of the next 0(0-0-0-6-8) rows, 0(0-3-3-3-3) sts at beg of the next 0(0-6-12-8-8) rows, 0(0-2-2-2-2) sts at beg of the next 0(0-6-6-4-2) rows, then dec 1 st each side EVERY row 18(18-7-0-0-0) times – 48 sts. Bind off.
Work same as left strap.
Sew slanted edges of straps to slanted edges of back and front. Sew lower points of back and front tog on each side forming underarm edges. Cut fabric into 2 pieces each measuring 18” long x 20(22-24-26-28-30)” wide. Gather one long edge of one piece to fit along lower edge of back yoke and the other to fit along lower edge of front yoke. Sew to yokes. Note: Sewing may be done either with a sewing machine or by hand. Sew side seams. Hem bottom edge to desired length.