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152 free knitting pattern - mikado ribbon tank top
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free knitting pattern


Mikado Ribbon   sw027
Tank top


 SIZES: Directions are for finished size small 41." Changes for medium (44") and large (46") are in parentheses.

MATERIALS: Crystal Palace Mikado Ribbon, 6 (7,8) balls. Crystal Palace Bamboo Knitting needles or DAISY Needles size 8.

GAUGE: 5 sts equal 1" in pattern. Be sure to learn the pattern and test the gauge with a swatch.

Row 1: Knit.
Rows 2 & 4; K3 * P1, K4 *. Repeat between * until 4 sts remain. P1, K3.
Row 3: P3 * Yarn back, slip 1 st purlwise, Yarn front, P4 * last repeat P3.
Repeat rows 3 & 4 for pattern.

BACK Cast on 97(102,107) sts and work in Slipped Rib pattern. Inc 1 st each side every 18(14,10) rows, 3(4,5) times, working added sts into pattern, 103(110,117) sts. At 10(10-1/2,11)" from beginning, for armholes, each side; bind off 2 sts, 3 times; 1 st every other row, 7(9,9) times; 1 st every 4 rows, 3 times; 1 st every 6 rows, 3 times, 69(70,75) sts. Continue to work in pattern and at 23(23-1/2,24)," bind off the central 37(36,41) sts for the neckline. Bind off each side of neckline, 5 sts, then at each neck edge bind off 2 sts. Continue to work separately on remaining 9(10,10) sts for shoulders, until 24(24-1/2,25)" from beginning. Bind off all sts.

FRONT: As for back to neckline at 20-1/2(21,21-1/2)." Bind off the central 13(12,13) sts, then bind off each neck edge, 4
sts; then at each neck edge bind off 3 sts, 2 times; 2 sts, 2(2,3) times; then dec 1 st, every other row 4 times, then dec 1 st in the following 4th row. Finish as for back.

FINISHING: Join shoulders and sew side seams.

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