Openly On-Trend

This on-trend tank with shirt­tail and ex­tended arm­holes is a great lay­er­ing wardrobe so­lu­tion for spring.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by SANDI PROSSER

De­sign by Sandi Prosser

Sizes

Woman’s small (medium, large, X-large) In­struc­tions are given for small­est size, with larger sizes in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to all sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Chest/torso: 34 (38, 43, 47) inches Front length: 21 (21, 211/2, 211/2) inches Back length: 25 (25, 251/2, 251/2) inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Noro Mi­rai (DK weight; 40% cot­ton/25% silk/25% vis­cose/ 10% polyamide; 328 yds/ 100g per ball): 3 balls lilac/lime/ lemon #02

• Size 8 (5mm) nee­dles or size needed to ob­tain gauge

• Size 7 (4.5mm) cro­chet hook

• Lock­ing stitch mark­ers

Gauge

18 sts and 34 rows = 4 inches/10cm

in Garter Ridge pat (blocked). To save time, take time to

check gauge.

Pat­tern Stitch

Garter Ridge (mul­ti­ple of 4 sts + 5) Row 1 (WS): K4, *yo, sl 1, k3; rep from

* to last st, k1. Row 2: K4, *knit next st tog with yo,

k3; rep from * to last st, k1. Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pat.

Pat­tern Notes

Vest is worked from the bot­tom up in 2 pieces, then seamed. Arm­holes are very deep. Back is longer than front be­low arm­holes. Slip all stitches purl­wise.

Tank

Back Cast on 77 (85, 97, 105) sts. Work in Garter Ridge pat un­til piece mea­sures 6 inches; pm at each end of last row worked. Work even un­til piece mea­sures 3 inches from marked row, end­ing with a WS row; pm at each end of last row. Shape Arm­holes Dec row (RS): K4, yo, sl 1, k3, yo, sl 1, k2­tog, work in es­tab­lished pat to last 11 sts, ssk, [yo, sl 1, k3] twice, k1—75 (83, 95, 103) sts. Main­tain­ing pat, rep Dec row [ev­ery

4 rows] 7 times—61 (69, 81, 89) sts. Work even un­til piece mea­sures 16 (16, 161/2, 161/2) inches from 2nd marked row, end­ing with a WS row. Bind off kwise. Front Cast on 77 (85, 97, 105) sts. Work in Garter Ridge pat un­til piece mea­sures 2 inches; pm at each end of last row worked. Work even un­til piece mea­sures 3 inches from marked row, end­ing with a WS row; pm at each end of last row.

Shape arm­holes as for back, then work even un­til piece mea­sures 14 (14, 141/2, 141/2) inches from 2nd marked row, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Neck Di­vi­sion row (RS): Work 22 (26, 31, 34) sts; join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off cen­ter 17 (17, 19, 21) sts; work in pat to end—22 (26, 31, 34) sts each side. Work­ing both sides at once, bind off 3 sts at each neck edge twice and [2 sts] 3 times—10 (14, 19, 22) sts each side. Work even un­til piece mea­sures 16 (16, 161/2, 161/2) inches from 2nd marked row, end­ing with a WS row. Bind off kwise. Fin­ish­ing Weave in ends. Block pieces to fin­ished mea­sure

ments. Sew shoul­der seams. Neck Edg­ing Note: If not fa­mil­iar with sin­gle cro­chet st (sc), re­fer to Cro­chet Class on page 111. With RS fac­ing and us­ing cro­chet hook, join yarn with a sl st in shoul­der seam. Work 1 rnd of sc evenly around

neck edge. Fas­ten off. Sew side seams be­tween mark­ers. Weave in ends.

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