This summery tank is knit in one piece from the bottom up. Work the lower body in the round, then separate at the armholes to work front and back.
See that V-neck? Believe it or not, there is no neck shaping involved. The stretchy lace stitch pattern combined with the drape of viscose blend Alana (158yds/100g) causes the shoulders to naturally fall into place.
Amy Gunderson calls for a Twisted German Cast-On in this pattern, due to its greater flexibility. She says, “The lace pattern is fairly open and stretchy, and I didn’t want it to be constrained by a too-tight cast-on.”
It’s not a hard technique. If you can do a long-tail cast-on, you can do this. I used this recently for a pair of top-down socks and loved it. It’s a Goldilocks cast-on. Not too tight, not too loose, just right. The Knit Witch has a good how-to video on this technique.
We hope you enjoy this free pattern. Happy knitting!
Two crochet Free Pattern Fridays in a row? Well, we’re cheating just a little bit with this one – the edging at the neck, arm, and hem are knit. Crocheting purists are of course free to work their magic with an alternate trim. Those of us (like me) who are still polishing their crochet skills may stick with the edging as written. Someday I’ll be able to wing it, though!
The top is made in Flax (50g/137yds) which, as the name implies, is 100% linen. The ladder pattern combined with the flax fiber makes this a perfect tank for summer. Things I love about this piece: the Flax (which I’ll take any excuse to work with), the fact that it’s sized from Small to 3X, and the shaping, which of course you can customize to your own tastes.
We hope you’re having a great summer, and that you’re beating the heat. As for me, I’m going to make some fruit and yogurt ice pops and then cast on for a cool project.
Cotton Gold is a thread of cotton with some extra sparkle. A strand of metallic glitter is wound around the cotton, and the whole affair is generously strung with glittering sequins. You don’t have to imagine what this does for a lace pattern, you can see. It dazzles. This is another yarn that we love so much that we are expanding the color palette. You can see sneak peeks of the silver, purple, and blue on our website.
The Amphoras Tank is a very stretchy top designed to fit with up to 4″ of negative ease. The yarn is held doubled throughout. The Amphoras Lace repeat is written and charted – follow whichever is most comfortable for you.
We hope you enjoy this bit of glitter in your day!