Tank of Many Colors

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

Shown here in Metallic FX

Shown in size Small.


Sizes

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


Finished Measurements

Bust – 38(42-46-52)".

Length (Including rolled edge)– 21-1/2(22-22-1/2-23)".

Note: When measuring length of this garment, flatten out rolled edge and measure from beg.


Materials

Berroco Metallic FX (25 grs), 9(10-11-12) hanks #1009 Tourmaline.

Straight knitting needles, size 8 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

Crochet hook, size 4.50 mm (G).


Gauge

11 sts = 2"; 8 rows = 1" in St st.

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.


Stitch Glossary

K2SP

K2 tog, then sl st back to LH needle, lift 2nd st on LH needle back over returned st and replace returned st on RH needle (2 sts dec’d).


Back

With size 8 needles, cast on 105(117-127-143) sts. Work even in St st for 2-1/2", end on WS.

Shape Waist: Dec Row (RS): K2, SSK, k to last 4 sts, k2 tog, k2. Rep this dec every 1" 4 times more, end on WS – 95(107-117-133) sts. Piece should measure 6-1/2" from beg. Work even for 1-1/2", end on WS.

Inc Row (RS): K2, M1k, k to last 2 sts, M1k, k2. Rep this inc every other RS row 4 times more – 105(117-127-143) sts. Work even in St st until piece measures 12-1/2" from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armholes: Bind off 3(4-5-7) sts at beg of the next 4 rows, then 3(4-6-8) sts at beg of the next 2 rows.

Row 7 (RS): K3, K2SP, k to last 6 sts, sl 1, k2 tog, psso, k3.

Rows 8 and 10: Purl.

Row 9: Knit. Rep Rows 7-10 3 times more, end on WS – 71(77-79-83) sts. Work even until armholes measure 4-1/2(5-5-1/2-6)", end on WS.

Note: Work decs on right side of neck as sl 1, k2 tog, psso, k3. Work decs on left side of neck as k3, K2SP.

Shape Neck: K25(26-27-27), join another hank of yarn and bind off center 21(25-25-29) sts, k to end. Working both sides at once, work 1 row even, then bind off 4 sts at each neck edge once. Dec 2 sts at each neck edge as in note on every other RS row 5 times – 11(12-13-13) sts each side. Work even until armholes measure 8(8-1/2-9-9-1/2)", end on WS.

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


Front

Work same as for back until armholes measure 3(3-1/2-4-4-1/2)", end on WS – 71(77-79-83) sts.

Note: Work decs on left side of neck as sl 1, k2 tog, psso, k3. Work decs on right side of neck as k3, K2SP.

Shape Neck: K25(26-27-27), join another hank of yarn and bind off center 21(25-25-29) sts, k to end. Working both sides at once, work 1 row even, then bind off 2 sts at each neck edge twice. Dec 2 sts at each neck edge as in note every other RS row 5 times – 11(12-13-13) sts each side. Complete same as for back.


Finishing

Steam pieces lightly. Sew shoulder and side seams, reversing seams over rolled edge at bottom. Using crochet hook, work in sc around neck, and armhole edges. Note: Work evenly so that edging lies flat. Allowing edge to roll back at bottom, tack in place at each side seam.