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.
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.
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.