Easy to make and easy to wear, this garter stitch tank is edged with simple ribbing.
Shown in size Small
Directions are for women's size X-Small. Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X are in parentheses
To Fit Bust Size: 30(34-38-42-46-50)"
Bust - 36(40-44-48-52-56)"
Length - 18½(19-19½-20-21-21½)"
Note: This garment was designed with approximately 6" of ease. Please take this into consideration when selecting your size. Due to the nature of Karma, your garment will stretch slightly in length while wearing and will wind up approximately 1" longer than original measurement.
6(7-8-9-10-11) Hanks Berroco Karma (50 grs), #3418 Sanguine
Straight knitting needles, sizes 10½ (6.50 mm) and 15 (10 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
16" Length circular knitting needle, size 10½ (6.50 mm)
1 St marker
11 sts = 4"; 20 rows = 4" in Garter St on larger needles
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
With smaller straight needles, cast on 59(65-71-77-85-91) sts.
Ribbing: Row 1 (RS): K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.
Row 2: P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across. Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 1½" from beg, end on RS. Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 9(9-9-9-13-13) sts as evenly spaced across as possible - 50(56-62-68-72-78) sts. Work even in Garter St until piece measures 11(11-11½-11½-12-12)" from beg, end on WS.
Shape Armholes: Bind off 2(3-3-4-4-5) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the following 2 rows - 42(46-52-56-60-64) sts. Dec 1 st each side every RS row 3(4-5-6-7-7) times - 36(38-42-44-46-50) sts. Work even until armholes measure 7½(8-8-8½-9-9½)", end on WS.
Shape Shoulders: Bind off 3(4-4-5-4-6) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 3(3-4-4-5-5) sts at beg of the next 4 rows. Bind off remaining 18 sts for back neck.
Work same as back until armholes measure 5½(6-6-6½-7-7½)", end on WS - 36(38-42-44-46-50) sts.
Shape Neck: Next Row (RS): K13(14-16-17-18-20), join another hank of yarn and bind off center 10 sts, k to end. Working both sides at once, dec 1 st at each neck edge every RS row 4 times. Work even on 9(10-12-13-14-16) sts each side until armholes measure 7½(8-8-8½-9-9½)", end on WS. Bind off 3(4-4-5-4-6) sts at each armhole edge once, then 3(3-4-4-5-5) sts twice for shoulders.
Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband: With RS facing, using circular needle, beg at left shoulder seam, pick up and k72 sts around entire neck edge. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up. Work in k1, p1 ribbing for 5 rnds. Bind off in ribbing.
Armbands: With RS facing, using smaller straight needles, pick up and k67(71-71-75-79-83) sts around entire armhole edge. Beg with Row 2, work in ribbing same as back for 5 rows, end on WS. Bind off in ribbing. Sew side and armband seams.