Knit Tank Tunic

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Knit Tank Tunic

designed by Lorna Miser
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Breeze right through the spring and summer in this versatile combination of a tank top and a tunic dress. Knit in Caron's Simply Soft.

Sizes

S
34 ins [86.5 cm]
30 ins [76 cm]
M
40 ins [101.5 cm]
31 ins [78.5 cm]
L
46 ins [116.5 cm]
31 ins [78.5 com]
XL
50 ins [127 cm]
32 ins [81 cm]
2XL
56 ins [142 cm]
32 ins [81 cm]
3XL
62 ins [157.5 cm]
32 ins [81 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $35.45

Step 1:

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Size:

  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • 2XL
  • 3XL
Finished bust measurement
34 ins [86.5 cm]
Finished length measurement
30 ins [76 cm]

Step 2:

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Main Color (MC)

Simply Soft | Strawberry, 0015Edit Color
$8.58

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 8/5mm
$3.95

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 6/4mm
$3.95

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 16"

Size 6/4mm
$8.49

Locking Stitch Markers

20/Pkg
$5.49

Chibi Tapestry Needle Set

Jumbo 2/Pkg
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The materials for this project cost $35.45

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

K3(4,n)tog = Knit next 3(4, n)stitches together.

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

Tbl = Through back loops

WS = wrong side

yo = yarn over the needle (makes 1 extra stitch)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished bust measurement
S 34 ins [86.5 cm]
M 40 ins [101.5 cm]
L 46 ins [116.5 cm]
XL 50 ins [127 cm]
2XL 56 ins [142 cm]
3XL 62 ins [157.5 cm]
Finished length measurement
S 30 ins [76 cm]
M 31 ins [78.5 cm]
L 31 ins [78.5 com]
XL 32 ins [81 cm]
2XL 32 ins [81 cm]
3XL 32 ins [81 cm]

MATERIALS

Tank Tunic
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
SizesSMLXL2XL3XL 
Main Color (MC)
Strawberry (0015)
233445
One pair size US 8 (5mm) needles or size to obtain gauge. One pair size US 6 (4mm) needles. One circular size US 6 (4mm) 16"/40.5cm long. Stitch markers. Yarn needle

GAUGE

18 sts = 4"/10cm with larger needles in stockinette stitch.

INSTRUCTIONS

PATTERN STITCH
Eyelet Stripes (multiple of 6 + 3) 
Row 1 (RS) P3, *yo, k3tog tbl, yo, p3; repeat from * to end.
Row 2 *K3, p3; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for Eyelet Stripes pattern.
 
NOTES
When working side, armhole and neck decreases, change stitch pattern to Reverse Stockinette stitch when there are not enough stitches to work a full pattern repeat.
 
BACK 
Using smaller needles, CO 83 (101, 113, 119, 131, 143) sts. Knit every row for 1"/2.5 cm, ending after a WS row. Change to larger needles.
Next row (RS) K7, pm (place marker), work Eyelet Stripes pattern to last 7 sts, pm, k7.
Next row (WS) K7, work Eyelet Stripes to last 7 sts, k7.
Repeat last 2 rows until Back measures 4"/10cm from CO edge. Pm in each end of last row for seam placement.
 
Shape sides
Continue in Eyelet Stripes pattern, working first and last 7 sts in Reverse Stockinette st (p on RS, k on WS), dec 1 st at each end every 8th row 7 (10, 10, 10, 10, 10) times—69 (81, 93, 99, 111, 123) sts. Work even until Back measures 23 (23.5, 23, 23.5, 23, 22.5)"/58 (59.5, 58, 59.5, 58, 57)cm from CO edge.
 
Shape armholes
Continue in Eyelet Stripes, BO 4 (6, 8, 7, 9, 11) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of next 2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12) rows. Work even on 57 (61, 65, 69, 73, 77) sts until armhole measures 2 (2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5)"/ 5 (6, 7.5, 9, 10, 11)cm, ending after a WS row.
 
Shape neck
Next row (RS) Work in pattern across 21 (23, 25, 27, 29, 31) sts, join 2nd ball of yarn, BO center 15 sts, continue in pattern to end of row. Working both sides of neck at the same time with separate balls of yarn, BO 3 sts at each neck edge 3 times—12 (14, 16, 18, 20, 22) sts each side. Work even until armhole measures 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5)"/18 (19, 20.5, 21.5, 23, 24) cm. BO rem sts each side.
 
FRONT
Work same as Back.
 
FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.
 
Armhole edging
With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up and k66 (74, 82, 90, 96, 106) sts along front and back armhole edge. Knit 4 rows. BO.
 
Sew side seams down to markers, leaving bottom slits open.
 
Neck edging
With RS facing, using circular needle, beginning at shoulder edge, pick up and k approximately 122 sts around neck edge. Place marker for beginning of round. *Purl 1 round. Knit 1 round. Repeat from * once. BO.
 
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.