Crystal Palace Yarns
Tank Top Tee in
Designed and Knit by Marla Mutch
Sizes: 41 (44, 48, 52) inches finished measurements
Deco Ribbon 7 (8, 9,
10) 50 gr balls Deco-Ribbon, see gauge and sizes below.
Crystal Palace Bamboo 26" Circular Needle size
10 through 13 depending on size tank desired
Gauge and sizes: (gauge swatches worked in Stockinette
Sizing method for this tank top is based on gauge only.
All sizes have the same numbers of stitches.
Experiment with swatches to get the gauge you want for the size desired.
Gauges for Deco-Ribbon:
14 sts/4 in. on size 10-10.5 needles, 13 sts/4 in. on sizes 10.5-10.75, 12 sts/4
in. on size 11.
Sizes for Tank Top:
14 stitches/4 inches will give you a finished size 41 (7 balls of Deco-Ribbon).
13 stitches/17 rows equals 4 inches in stockinette for finished size 44 (8
12 stitches/4 inches will give you finished size 48 (9 balls)
11 stitches/4 inches will make a finished size 52, (10 balls).
If you are going to make this longer than 21 inches, buy more yarn.
The Deco-Ribbon col. #9234 orange crush version is photographed on model 5’7"
with 36 inch bust in finished size 44". The Deco-Ribbon col. #9542 “dreamy" is
on a small size mannequin and is a finished size 41.
YO= yarn over.
S= slip as if to knit.
PSSO= pass slipped stitch over stitch just knit.
SKP= Slip, knit, pass slipped stitch over.
Body: Cast on 150 stitches on the size needles for your tank top, see
gauge and size above. Join into round, being careful not to twist stitches.
Place marker for beginning. Work 1 row knit. Work one row purl. Begin pattern as
Row 1: K1, YO, K10, S, K2tog, PSSO, K10, YO, K1.
Row 2: and all rows after a pattern row, knit even.
Row 3: K2, YO, K9, S, K2tog, PSSO, K9, YO, K2.
Row 5: K3, YO, K8, S, K2tog, PSSO, K8, YO, K3.
Row 7: K4, YO, K7, S, K2tog, PSSO, K7, YO, K4.
Row 9: K5, YO, K6, S, K2tog, PSSO, K6, YO, K5.
Row 11: K6, YO, K5, S, K2tog, PSSO, K5, YO, K6.
Row 13: K7, YO, K4, S, K2tog, PSSO, K4, YO, K7.
Row 15: K8, YO, K3, S, K2tog, PSSO, K3, YO, K8.
Row 17: K9, YO, K2, S, K2tog, PSSO, K2, YO, K9.
Row 19: K10, YO, K1, S, K2tog, PSSO, K1, YO, K10.
Row 21: K11, YO, S, K2tog, PSSO, YO, K11.
Knit 1 row, repeat row 21 until armhole shaping at 14“ as measured from cast on
edging at top of V of scallop, or desired length.
Continue center patterns, but do not continue the side patterns from row 21.
Row 1: 6 Stitches before marker, (YO, K2tog) 6 times to make eyelets.
Row 2: Work one round even.
Row 3: 6 stitches before marker, begin bind off. Bind off 12 stitches. K63, bind
off 12. There should be 63 stitches front, and 63 stitches back.
Place markers at 31 stitches for V neck shaping which you will begin
before armhole is done. Front and back are worked exactly the same. You will now
be knitting the right side and purling the wrong side.
Eyelet armhole decreases: [Note:
start V neck shaping after second armhole decrease.] Dec every right
side row 6 times by K1, K2tog, YO, K2tog, Knit to within last 5 stitches and K1,
K2tog, YO, K2tog.
Purl the wrong side row.
After the 6th decrease on armhole edge, begin non decrease rows with K1, K2tog,
YO for left sides, for the right sides, knit to within last 3 stitches, YO,
K2tog, K1. In this way the K2tog is on the outside edge of the yarn over, making
a neat, thicker border.
V neck eyelet edging: Begin this after 2nd armhole decrease, on the
right side only. At marker at neck edge split for right and left side, by SKP
the center stitch, 31 stitches on each side. Begin neck hole decreases by
working the same decreases as armhole, every right side row, 12 times, 12
stitches remain. Work even, making on decrease eyelets until armhole is 7
inches, or desired depth. Work each side in the same way, placing 12 stitches on
holder for three needle bind off after all are done, or cast off, to sew
Finishing: Join using a three needle bind off, by holding right sides
of garment together put the third needle into the first stitch on the front
needle and the first stitch of the back needle, knit those two stitches
together. Repeat to second stitch and cast off the first stitch. Work in this
manner until all 12 stitches have been cast off. Or cast off and sew shoulders
together. Weave in ends.
Thanks to Marla Mutch for this design. Marla lives in
We saw Marla at TNNA in Ohio wearing this Deco-Ribbon Tank Top Tee and
practically "bought it off her back".
You can reach Marla Mutch Designs at her
email: mjmutch -at- hotmail.com
(replace the -at- with @. We avoid a live-link to reduce Spam.
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