Lean­ing Di­a­monds Tank

The small­est size of this del­i­cate sport-weight tank with a cen­tral lace panel is made with just two balls of yarn. It will keep you cool, and it won’t break the bank!

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De­sign by Patty Lyons

Spe­cial Abbreviations

Cen­tered Dou­ble De­crease (CDD): Slip next 2 sts as if to k2­tog, k1, p2sso to dec 2 sts. Left Lifted In­crease (LLI): In­sert LH nee­dle in top of st 2 rows be­low st on RH nee­dle; knit the st. Right Lifted In­crease (RLI): Knit into top of st (the purl bump) in the row be­low next st on LH nee­dle. Re­fer to page 110 to learn these

two tech­niques.

Pat­tern Stitch

Notes: A chart is pro­vided for those pre

fer­ring to work pat st from a chart. When work­ing flat, purl all WS (even

num­bered) rows. Lean­ing Di­a­monds Lace (mul­ti­ple of

6 sts + 4) Rnd 1: K2, *yo, k2­tog, k1, yo, ssk, k1;

rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, k2­tog. Rnd 2 and all even-num­bered rnds:

Knit. Rnd 3: K2, *k2­tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1;

rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Rnd 5: K1, yo, *CDD, yo, k3, yo; rep

from * to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1. Rnd 7: K2, *yo, ssk, k4; rep from * to

last 2 sts, yo, ssk. Rnd 9: K2­tog, yo, *k1, yo, ssk, k1,

k2­tog, yo, rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Rnd 11: K4, *yo, CDD, yo, k3; rep from

* to end. Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 2. Rep Rnds 1–12 for pat.

Pat­tern Notes

Tank is worked in the round to arm­hole, then di­vided to work front and back flat. Gauge may be dif­fer­ent when work­ing in the round ver­sus work­ing flat. Swatch both flat and in the round (and block swatches) for more ac­cu­rate gauges; change nee­dle sizes if nec­es­sary.

Tank

Body Us­ing long-tail cast-on (see page 107), cast on 192 (208, 224, 236, 252, 280) sts; pm for beg of rnd and join with­out twist­ing sts. Set-up rnd: [P34 (38, 42, 45, 46, 53), pm; p28 (28, 28, 28, 34, 34), pm; p34 (38, 42, 45, 46, 53), pm for side seam] twice, us­ing beg-of-rnd marker for 2nd side-seam marker. Knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd, knit 1 rnd. Rnd 1: Knit to first marker; [work Lean­ing Di­a­monds Lace pat to next marker; knit to side-seam marker] twice. Work in es­tab­lished pat un­til piece mea­sures 1 (1, 11/2, 11/2, 13/4, 21/2) inch(es). Shape Waist Dec rnd: [K4, k2­tog, work in pat to 6 sts be­fore side-seam marker, ssk, k4] twice—4 sts dec. Rep Dec rnd [ev­ery 4 (4,4, 4, 5, 5) rnds] 8 times—156 (172, 188, 200, 216, 244) sts. Work 8 (8,8, 8, 10, 12) rnds even. Inc rnd: [K4, RLI, work in pat to 4 sts be­fore side-seam marker, LLI, k4] twice—4 sts inc. Rep Inc rnd [ev­ery 8 (8,8, 8, 7, 7) rnds] 5 times—180 (196, 212, 224, 240, 268) sts. Work even un­til piece mea­sures 131/2 (131/2, 14, 14, 141/4, 141/2) inches, end­ing with an even-num­bered rnd. Trans­fer last 90 (98, 106, 112, 120, 134) sts worked to holder for front; 90 (98, 106, 112, 120, 134) sts rem for back. Cut yarn. Back Shape Arm­hole With RS of back fac­ing, re­join yarn. Main­tain­ing es­tab­lished pat and purl­ing all WS rows, bind off 6 (7, 9, 10, 11, 14) sts at beg of next 2 rows— 78 (84, 88, 92, 98, 106) sts. Dec row (RS): K1, ssk, work to last

3 sts, k2­tog, k1—2 sts dec. Rep Dec row [ev­ery RS row] 16 (18, 19, 19, 21, 24) times, end­ing with a RS row—44 (46, 48, 52, 54, 56) sts. Knit 3 rows.

Last row (RS): K3 and trans­fer to holder; bind off 37 (39, 41, 45, 47, 49) sts for back neck; trans­fer st on RH nee­dle to LH nee­dle, then k2­tog, k2; trans­fer these 3 sts to holder. Cut yarn. Front With RS fac­ing, trans­fer front sts to

nee­dle and re­join yarn. Work same as for back, but leave last

3 sts on nee­dle. Do not cut yarn. Straps *Trans­fer 3 front sts to dpn; work I-cord (see page 110) for ap­prox 4 inches; do not cut yarn. Pin end of I-cord to cor­re­spond­ing 3 back sts on holder and try on to check for length. Ad­just I-cord length as nec­es­sary. Rep from * on other side. When straps are de­sired length, graft end of each I-cord to to 3 back sts on holder us­ing Kitch­ener st (see page 110). Fin­ish­ing Sew bound-off un­der­arm edges tog. Weave in ends. Block to mea­sure­ments.

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