Flirtatious panels of easy lace add an interesting textural touch to a basic stockinette tank.
Shown in size Small
Directions are for women’s size X-Small. Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X are in parentheses
Bust – 32(36-40-44-48-52)”
Length – 21(21½-22-22½-23-23½)”
5(6-7-7-8-9) Hanks Berroco Lago (50 grs), #8442 Reef Green
Straight knitting needles, size 7 (4.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
20 sts = 4”; 28 rows = 4” in St st
20 sts = 4”; 35 rows = 4” in Pat Sts A and B
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
When decreasing over Pat St, make sure that there is a k2 tog to balance each yo. If there are not enough sts to work the entire repeat, work the extra sts in St st.
Pattern Stitch A (Even number of sts)
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2: K1, * k2 tog, yo, rep from * to last st, end k1.
Rows 3 and 4: Knit.
Rep these 4 rows for Pat St A.
Pattern Stitch B (Even number of sts)
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2: K1, * yo, SSK, rep from * to last st, end k1.
Rows 3 and 4: Knit.
Rep these 4 rows for Pat St B.
Cast on 102(114-126-138-150-162) 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 2” from beg, end on RS. Purl the next row, dec 16(18-20-22-24-26) sts across – 86(96-106-116-126-136) sts. Work even in St st until piece measures 5(5-5½-5½-6-6)” from beg, end on WS. Dec 1 st each side on next row, then every 3” twice more – 80(90-100-110-120-130) sts. Work even until piece measures 12(12-12½-12½-13-13)” from beg, end on RS. Work even in Pat St A until piece measures 13(13-13½-13½-14-14)” from beg, end on WS.
Shape Armholes: Bind off 3 sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the following 2 rows – 70(80-90-100-110-120) sts. Keeping 1 st each side in Garter St for edge st, dec 1 st each side EVERY row 0(0-0-2-6-12) times, every RS row 0(6-10-13-11-8) times, then every 4th row 7(4-2-0-0-0) times – 56(60-66-70-76-80) sts. Work even until armholes measure 8(8½-8½-9-9-9½)”, end on WS. Bind off.
Work same as back until piece measures 12(12-12½-12½-13-13)” from beg, end on WS – 80(90-100-110-120-130) sts.
Shape Top: Bind off 3(3-4-4-4-5) sts at beg of the next 10(20-2-12-22-4) rows, then 2(2-3-3-3-4) sts at beg of the next 18(8-26-16-6-24) rows. Bind off remaining 14 sts. Mark beg and end of bound-off row.
Left Side: With RS facing, beg at left side edge, pick up and k38(42-46-52-56-60) sts along bound-off sts to marker. Work in Pat St A. Work 3 row even, end on WS. Note: The left edge of work (this is the neck edge) will stay straight throughout with no decs at this edge. Dec 1 st at beg of the next row, then at same edge every 4th row once more, end on WS side – 36(40-44-50-54-58) sts.
Shape Armhole: Bind off 3 sts at beg of the next 4 RS rows, then 2 sts at beg of the next 4 RS rows, end on WS – 16(20-24-30-34-38) sts. Dec 1 st at same edge every 4th row 6(2-0-0-0-0) times, every RS row 7(15-19-13-11-7) times, then EVERY row 0(0-0-12-16-24) times, end on WS. Bind off remaining 3(3-5-5-7-7) sts for shoulder.
Right Side: With RS facing, beg at second marker on front, pick up and k38(42-46-52-56-60) sts along bound-off sts to right side edge. Work in Pat St B. Complete to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping. Work first 2 decs at end of rows instead of at beg of rows. Bind off for armhole on WS rows. Work armhole decs at end of RS rows.
Sew right shoulder seam.
Neckband: With RS facing, beg at left front shoulder, pick up and k40 sts along left front neck edge, 14 sts across center front neck edge, 40 sts along right front neck edge, then 50(54-54-60-60-64) sts across back neck edge – 144(148-148-154-154-158) sts. Knit 2 rows. Bind off knitwise on WS. Sew left shoulder and neckband seam.
Armbands: With RS facing, pick up and k112(117-117-122-122-127) sts around entire armhole edge. Knit 2 rows. Bind off knitwise on WS. Repeat on the other armhole. Sew side and armband seams.