Crystal Palace Yarns
free knit tank top pattern


 

Above is a close-up to show the texture.
 

The pattern for the coordinating Shrug shown below
knit with Blippity and Deco-Ribbon is HERE

Blippity Tank Top
Designed and Knit by Dawn Leeseman for Crystal Palace Yarns

Sizes/Bust: 33 (34.75) (36.75) (38.5) (40.50) (42.5) (44.25) (46) (48) inches

Designed to fit slightly smaller than or close to actual bust measurement.

Note: For a Shrug in Blippity + Deco-Ribbon coordinated to go with this tank top - Click Here.

Length to underarm: 10 (10) (10.5) (10.5) (11) (11) (11) (11.5) (12)"; measured flat, will hang approximately " longer when worn.

Armhole Depth: 6 (6.5) (6.5) (7) (7) (7.5) (7.5) (7.75) (8)"; when measured flat.

Materials: Crystal Palace Blippity #432, Strawberries/Limes 5 (5) (5) (6) (6) (7) (8) (8) (9) 50 gr. balls 

Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles or Daisy Needles:
Size US 9 (5.5mm) 26" circular OR Size to obtain gauge
Size G Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet Hook
1 large stitch holder

Gauge:
17 sts = 4 inches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stocking Stitch knit in the round, measured on flat surface without stretching.

This Tank Top is worked in the round and divided at armhole.

Be sure to make a gauge swatch before beginning project.

Abbreviations: BO-bind off; Ch-chain; CO-cast on; Dec-decrease; inc-increase; K- knit; K2tog- knit 2 stitches together; PU-pick up; p2tob-tbl; Rem- remaining; Rep-repeat; Rnd-round; RS-right side; SC-single crochet; SSK- slip slip knit; St(s)-stitch (es); WS- wrong side.

Body:
Note: The thick and thin nature of this yarn can cause a thin stitch to get underneath a thick stitch, allowing 2 stitches to be knit together as one. Take care that you do not accidentally knit 2 stitches together.

Loosely CO140 (148) (156) (164) (172) (180) (188) (196) (204) sts. Knit 1 row. Join into round taking care that sts are not twisted, knit in the round until piece, when laid flat and un-stretched; measures 10 (10) (10.5) (10.5) (11) (11) (11) (11.5) (12)", this will lengthen approximately 1/2" when worn. May be lengthened or shortened as desired, although an extra ball may be needed if adding to the length.

Divide for Front and Back:
Working on the next 70 (74) (78) (82) (86) (90) (94) (98) (102) sts for the Back; place 70 (74) (78) (82) (86) (90) (94) (98) (102) sts on large holder for the front.

Back Armhole Shaping:
You will now be working back and forth in stocking stitch.
(RS) Knit; (WS) Purl. BO3 (4) (4) (4) (5) (5) (5) (5) (5) sts at beg next 2 rows.
Dec Row: Ssk, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog. Rep Dec Row every other row 4 (4) (5) (5) (6) (7) (5) (6) (6) times. 54 (56) (58) (62) (62) (64) (72) (74) (78) sts remain. Work even until armhole measures 3 (3) (3) (3) (3.5) (3.5) (3.5) (4) (4)" armhole BO, end after working WS row.

Shape Neck and shoulder shaping:
Work both sides at the same time. Work across 22 (23) (24) (25) (25) (26) (30) (31) (33) sts; join 2nd ball of yarn; BO next 10 (10) (10) (12) (12) (12) (12) (12) (12) sts; with 2nd ball of yarn work rem sts; 22 (23) (24) (25) (25) (26) (30) (31) (33) sts on each shoulder.
Work neck edge Dec rows as follows:
Dec Row 1 (RS): 1st shoulder; knit to last 2 sts, k2tog; 2nd shoulder; SSK, knit to end of row.
Dec Row 2 (WS): 1st shoulder; Purl to last 2 sts; p2tog-tbl; 2nd shoulder; p2tog, purl to end of row. Rep Dec rows 1 and 2 at each neck edge every row for a total of 6 (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (10) (10) (12) times.
Work Dec Row 1 every RS row 4 (4) (4) (4) (4) (4) (6) (6) (6) times. 11 (11) (12) (13) (13) (14) (14) (15) (15) sts rem.
Work even if necessary until armhole measures 6 (6.5) (6.5) (7) (7) (7.5) (7.5) (7.75) (8)". BO all sts.

Front:
Place stitches from large stitch holder, onto needles and work same as for back.

Finishing:
Close the gap at the CO bottom at beginning of the 1st round.
Sew shoulder seams, and work in all ends.
Begin at underarm; single crochet 2 rounds around armholes as follows:
Rnd 1: Sc in every stitch, join to beginning of rnd, Ch 1.
Rnd 2: Sc 4, * skip 1 sc; sc 4; rep from * to end of rnd; join to beginning of rnd with slip stitch, fasten off. Rnd 2 is optional, since this fabric lengthens when worn you may want to try on tank to see how the armhole fits, if it is slightly large you may want to add 2nd rnd. Repeat for other armhole.
Beginning at left shoulder work 1 rnd Sc, join to beginning of rnd with slip stitch and fasten off.
Single Crochet was not applied to bottom edge to allow it to slightly ruffle and flare.

Designed and knit by Dawn Leeseman for Crystal Palace Yarns

Pattern Copyright 2005 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CP Yarns Blippity are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

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Last revision of this page February 21, 2012