Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Basic Tank Top

This lovely top is so easy to knit! The design is simple enough that it will look as good with shorts and jeans as it will with a dressy skirt; or wear it to work, layered under a jacket. It has shaping that hugs your waist nicely, but it’s roomy enough that it won’t cling to your hips. If you prefer a slightly looser fit, you might want to consider working the next larger size.

This tank top is worked from the bottom up in pieces, then sewn together, with waist and bust shaping.


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Skill Level: Easy

Skills Used: Increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches

Sizes: XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)

Finished Measurements: 26 (30.5, 34, 38, 42, 46, 51, 55, 59, 63, 67)” bust; intended to be worn with approximately 2″ ease

Materials: Worsted weight cotton/wool blend: 500 (575, 625, 675, 750, 825, 925, 1000, 1100, 1175, 1275) yards.

Model knit in Balance by Vermont Organic Fiber Company (50% certified organic cotton / 50% certified organic merino wool, 50 g ball = 130 yards): color# 2109.

Needles and Notions: One pair size 4 (3.5 mm) knitting needles, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; one size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 16” long

Gauge: In Stockinette stitch, 23 stitches and 32 rows = 4″/10 cm, blocked.

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