Spring Rain

Col­ors dance across the fab­ric of the zigzag lace, mak­ing this the per­fect top for warmer spring days.



14 sts and 20 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in Tides Lace pat. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Pat­tern Stitches

Note: A chart is pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work pat sts from a chart. Tides Lace (mul­ti­ple of 3 sts + 4) Rnd 1: K1, *k2­tog, yo, k1; rep from * to end. Rnd 2 and all even-num­bered rnds: Knit. Rnd 3: K3, *k2­tog, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1. Rnd 5: K2, *k2­tog, yo, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 1. Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 3. Rnd 11: K1, *yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to end. Rnd 13: K2, *yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Rnd 15: K3, *yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to last st, k1. Rnd 17: Rep Rnd 11. Rnd 19: Rep Rnd 13. Rnd 20: Knit. Rep Rnds 1–20 for pat. When work­ing Tides Lace pat back and forth in rows, purl all WS rows.

Pat­tern Notes

Tank is worked in the round from the bot­tom up to the arm­holes, and then di­vided for front and back and worked in rows to the shoul­ders.

There is no arm­hole or neck shap­ing in this tank. The stretchy lace pat­tern and the drape of the yarn cause the shoul­ders to nat­u­rally fall into place. When work­ing chart in rows, even­num­bered rows are wrong­side rows and worked from left to right.


Us­ing Twisted Ger­man Cast-On method (see page 112), cast on 114 (126, 138, 150, 162) sts, pm for beg of rnd and join, be­ing care­ful not to twist sts. Beg Pat Set-up rnd: P1, k55 (61, 67, 73, 79) for back, p1, pm, p1, k55 (61, 67, 73, 79) for front, p1. Next rnd: [P1, work Rnd 1 of Tides Lace in rnds to 1 st be­fore marker, p1, slip marker] twice.

Work even through Rnd 20 of pat, then rep [Rnds 1–20] 2 (2,2,3, 3) times, then rep [Rnds 1–10] 1 (1,1,0,0) time(s).

Place re­mov­able mark­ers on cen­ter front and back sts. Di­vide Front & Back Next row: Bind off 3 (6,6,9,9) sts, con­tin­u­ing in es­tab­lished Tides Lace pat, work to marked cen­ter st, join 2nd ball of yarn, ssk, work to next marker, place next 57 (63, 69, 75, 81) sts on holder or waste yarn for front.


Next row (WS): Work­ing both sides at once with sep­a­rate balls of yarn, bind off 3 (6,6,9,9) sts, work to end—25 (25, 28, 28, 31) sts each shoul­der.

Be sure to choose a yarn that lends it­self well to drape. Plant fibers work best for this pat­tern. If us­ing a var­ie­gated yarn such as Alana (shown), try al­ter­nat­ing balls ev­ery round to avoid ob­vi­ous color pool­ing.

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