Eliza

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing
Designer: 
Berroco Design Team

Plane geometry looks right in our cropped tank with engineered seed and stockinette ribs, side seam slits and wide seeded shoulder straps in Touché.

Shown in size Small


Sizes

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


Finished Measurements

Bust – 33(35-37-39)”

Length – 20(20-20 1/2-21)” (Including straps)


Materials

5(5-6-7) Hanks Berroco Touché (50 grs), #7930 Green Tea

Straight knitting needles, sizes 7 and 8 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

2 St holders


Gauge

20 sts = 4”;  24 rows = 4” in St st on size 8 needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Back

With smaller needles, cast on 85(89-95-99) sts.

Row 1 (RS): (k1TBL, P1TBL) 2(3-2-3) times, * k7(7-6-7), k1TBL, p1TBL, k1TBL, rep from * 6(6-8-7) times more, k7(7-6-7), (k1TBL, p1TBL) 2(3-2-3) times.

Row 2:  (P1, k1) 2(3-2-3) times, * p7(7-6-7), k1, p1, k1, rep from * 6(6-8-7) times more, p7(7-6-7), (p1, k1) 2(3-2-3) times.  Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 3” from beg, end on RS.  Change to larger needles.

Dec Row (WS):  (P1, k1) 2(3-2-3) times, p2 tog, p to last 6(8-6-8) sts, p2 tog, (p1, k1) 2(3-2-3) times – 83(87-93-97) sts.  Keeping 4(6-4-6) sts each side in pat as established and remaining sts in St st, work even until piece measures 11” from beg, end on RS.

Inc Row (WS):  (P1, k1) 2(3-2-3) times, M1p, p to last 4(6-4-6) sts, M1p, (p1, k1) 2(3-2-3) times – 85(89-95-99) sts.  Change to smaller needles.

Establish Yoke Pat:  Row 1 (RS):  (K1TBL, p1TBL) 12(13-14-14) times, k7(7-9-10),  * k1TBL, p1TBL, k1TBL, k7(7-6-7), rep from * twice more, k0(0-3-3), (k1TBL, p1TBL) 12(13-14-14) times.

Row 2:  (P1, k1) 12(13-14-14) times, p7(7-9-10), * k1, p1, k1, p7(7-6-7), rep from * twice more, p0(0-3-3), (p1, k1) 12(13-14-14) times.  Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 12” from beg, end on WS.  Bind off.


Front

Work same as back until piece measures 12”, end on WS – 85(89-95-99) sts.

Shape Armholes:  Bind off 13(15-17-17) at beg of the next 2 rows – 59(59-61-65) sts.  Work even in pat as established until piece measures 13 1/2” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Neck and Straps:  Next Row (RS):  Work 11 sts, join another hank of yarn and bind off center 37(37-39-43) sts, work to end – 11 sts each side.  Working both straps at once with separate balls of yarn, work even until straps measure 13(13-14-15)” or desired length, end on WS.  Sl all sts onto st holders.


Finishing

Sew side seams, leaving 3” open at lower edge for side slits.  Try on garment and position straps, adjusting length if necessary.  Bind off all sts of each strap.  Pin bound-off edges of straps to back, then sew in place.