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Deco-Ribbon is 55% metallic and
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knit tank top - free knitting pattern

Deco-Stardust Tank Top

Designed and Knit by Dawn Leeseman for Crystal Palace yarns

Pattern in 6 sizes (finished bust): XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
Finished Bust size: 34.75 (36, 38.25, 40.5, 44, 48)"

Materials:
Crystal Palace Deco Stardust: 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8) 50 gr. balls of Petal Pink #4001
Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles: size 10.5 (6.5mm), 26 or 35" circular, and size 9 (5.5mm), 16" circular OR size needles to obtain gauge.
Spray Bottle
Stitch holder
Stitch markers: 2 different colors, (1 to mark beginning of round and other to mark 1/2 way point for front and back)
Pins for Blocking

Gauge: 14 sts = 4" (3.5 sts = 1") and 18 rows = 4" (4.5 rows = 1") in stockinette stitch, using size 10.5 (6.5mm) needles
Be sure to check gauge and adjust needle size if necessary.

Abbreviations:
Beg-beginning; BO-bind off; CO-cast on; Dec-decrease; K-knit; P3tog-purl 3 sts together as one stitch; PU-pick up; Rnd-round
RS-right side; St(s)-stitch (es); YO-yarn over; *- repeat

NOTE: Tank is worked in the round to armhole, and then divided, working front and back flat.

Body:
Using size 10.5(6.5mm) circular needles, CO 122 (126, 134, 142, 154, 170) sts. Join round taking care that stitches aren’t twisted.
Place 1st marker for beg of rnd, purl 61 (63, 67, 71, 77, 85) sts place 2nd marker for ½ way point, purl 61 (63, 67, 71, 77, 85).
Purl 3 rnds
Beg pattern for center lace scallop:
 Rnd 1: Knit 19 (20, 22, 24, 27, 31) sts, yo, k10, p3tog, k10, yo, k38 (40, 44, 48, 54, 62) sts, yo, k10, p3tog, k10, yo, k 19 (20, 22, 24, 27, 31) sts
 Rnd 2 and all even rows: Knit
 Rnd 3: Knit 20 (21, 23, 25, 28, 32) sts, yo, k9, p3tog, k9, yo, k 40 (42, 46, 50, 56, 64) sts, yo, k9, p3tog, k9, yo, k20 (21, 23, 25, 28, 32) sts
 Rnd 5: Knit 21 (22, 24, 26, 29, 33) sts, yo, k8, p3tog, k8, yo, k 42 (44, 48, 52, 58, 66) sts, yo, k8, p3tog, k8, yo, k21 (22, 24, 26, 29, 33) sts
 Rnd 7: Knit 22 (23, 25, 27, 30, 34) sts, yo, k7, p3tog, k7, yo, k44 (46, 50, 54, 60, 68) sts, yo, k7, p3tog, k7, yo, k22 (23, 25, 27, 30, 34) sts
 Rnd 9: Knit 23 (24, 26, 28, 31, 35) sts, yo, k6, p3tog, k6, yo, k46
(48, 52, 56, 62, 70) sts, yo, k6, p3tog, k6, yo, k23 (24, 26, 28, 31, 35) sts
 Rnd 11: Knit 24 (25, 27, 29, 32, 36) sts, yo, k5, p3tog, k5, yo, k48 (50, 54, 58, 64, 72) sts, yo, k5, p3tog, k5, yo, k24 (25, 27, 29, 32, 36) sts
 Rnd 13: Knit 25 (26, 28, 30, 33, 37) sts, yo, k4, p3tog, k4, yo, k50 (52, 56, 60, 66, 74) sts, yo, k4, p3tog, k4, yo, k25 (26, 28, 30, 33, 37) sts
 Rnd 15: Knit 26 (27, 29, 31, 34, 38) sts, yo, k3, p3tog, k3, yo, k52 (54, 58, 62, 68, 76) sts, yo, k3, p3tog, k3, yo, k26 (27, 29, 31, 34, 38) sts
 Rnd 17: Knit 27 (28, 30, 32, 35, 39) sts, yo, k2, p3tog, k2, yo, k54 (56, 60, 64, 70, 78) sts, yo, k2, p3tog, k2, yo, k27 (28, 30, 32, 35, 39) sts
 Rnd 19: Knit 28 (29, 31, 33, 36, 40) sts, yo, k1, p3tog, k1, yo, k56 (58, 62, 66, 72, 80) sts, yo, k1, p3tog, k1, yo, k28 (29, 31, 33, 36, 40) sts
 Rnd 21: Knit 29 (30, 32, 34, 37, 41) sts, yo, p3tog, yo, k58 (60, 64, 68, 74, 82) sts, yo, p3tog, yo, k29 (30, 32, 34, 37, 41) sts
Center shaping is complete.
Continue to knit every row until piece measures 14 (14.5, 15, 15.5, 16, 16.5)" from beg, MEASURING FROM THE CAST ON EDGE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCALLOP. This edge will roll under approximately ½" when worn.
Divide for front and back:
Put last 61 (63, 67, 71, 77, 85) sts worked on holder for front.
Note: Back and front will be worked separately, back and forth in Stockinette Stitch from this point.

Back:
Working on 61 (63, 67, 71, 77, 85) sts for the back, BO 4 (4, 4, 5, 6, 7) sts at the beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of every RS row 7 (7, 7, 7, 7, 8) times; 39 (41, 45, 47, 49, 53)) sts. Work even until armhole measures 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5, 8.25, 8.50)" from armhole BO.

Neck shaping:
Knit 10 (11, 12, 13, 13, 14) sts, bind off 19 (19, 21, 21, 23, 25) sts; attach another ball and k10 (11, 12, 13, 13, 14) sts.
Work 1 row even. BO.

Front:
Put stitches from holder for front onto needles and work armhole shaping same as back; AT THE SAME TIME, when the armhole measures 2 (2, 2.5, 2.5, 3, 3.5) begin neck shaping.

Neck Shaping:
Knit to center 3 sts, BO these 3 sts. Attach another ball, working both sides at same time; Dec 1 stitch at each neck edge every RS row 8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10) times. 10 (11, 12, 13, 13, 14) sts on each side.
Work even until armhole measures the same as for back.
BO.

Finishing:
With RS together sew shoulder seams.

Armhole Trim:
Using size 9 (5.5mm) needles, RS facing, beg at underarm, PU 48 (52, 56, 60, 64, 66) sts evenly around armhole. Work eyelet trim as follows:

Eyelet Trim: Multiple of 2 sts
Rnd 1: Knit
Rnd 2: *Yo, k2tog, rep from *
Rnd 3: Knit
BO all sts.
Rep for other armhole

Neck Trim:
Using size 9 (5.5mm) needles, RS facing, beg at left shoulder, PU17 (18, 20, 22, 23, 24) sts along neck edge, PU 3 center BO sts, PU17 (18, 20, 22, 23, 24) sts along right neck edge to right shoulder, PU3st to center BO sts, PU 19 (19, 21, 21, 23, 25) center BO sts, PU3 sts to shoulder. 62 (64, 70, 74, 78, 82) sts
Work Eyelet trim around the neck same as for the armhole trim.
Work in all ends.

BLOCK:
Pin out to finished measurements; DO NOT PIN OR FLATTEN BOTTOM EDGE, allow it to roll to the inside. Spray with water. Place clean, kitchen size towels to weigh down neck and armhole trim if necessary, so it lays flat. Allow to dry.

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. Yarn shops carrying Crystal Palace Deco-Stardust are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

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Last revision of this page February 07, 2012                                                                        cpy sweater #54