Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Ribbed Openwork Tank

I think this top is just stunning! It would look gorgeous with jeans, layered under a nice jacket, or dressed up for going out. The ribbing pattern has a lot of sideways stretch, and the top is meant to be worn very close to the body. If you’d prefer a looser fit, you might want to go up a size – just check the finished measurements when deciding which size to make.

This pullover is worked from the bottom up in pieces, then sewn together.

The openwork pattern is presented in both written and charted formats.


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Skill Level: Intermediate

Skills Used: Lace knitting, knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches

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

Finished Measurements: 25 (30.5, 33, 38, 43, 45.5, 51, 53.5, 58.5, 61, 66.5)” bust; intended to be worn with approximately 1-2″ ease

Materials: Worsted weight bamboo yarn: 500 (750, 750, 750, 1000, 1000, 1000, 1250, 1250, 1250, 1500) yards.

Model knit in Bamboo by South West Trading Company (100% bamboo, 100 g ball = 250 yards): Color# 521.

Needles and Notions: 6 (4 mm) knitting needles, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; one size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 16” long; stitch marker

Gauge: In Ribbed Openwork Pattern, 28 sts and 30 rows = 4”/10 cm

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