Chunky Knit Tank Top Pattern

This Chunky Knit Tank Top Pattern is a great beginner garment pattern. The simple combination of stockinette stitches & easy construction makes a cozy sleeveless sweater.

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About the Pattern

Available Sizes: One
Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
Pattern Language: English
Skill Level: Beginner
PDF Format: Printer Friendly
Bonus: Video
Pattern Name: Thick & Quick


Here are some of the knitting skills you need to know before getting started:

Knit Flat (Back & Forth)
Knit in the Round
Knit & Purl Stitches
Clean Edge

Yarn & Substitutions

Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Yardage: 375 – 400 yards (343 – 366 meters)
Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Needles & Notions

US 13 (9mm) Circular Needles with a 24″+ (60cm) Cable

Yarn Substitutes:

Cascade Lana Grande
Lang Yarns Virginia
Phildar Phil Alaska
Rowan Big Wool Yarn
MillaMia Super Chunky
Read more about yarn substitutions here (+ video).


9 STS & 13 rows per 4” (10cm) square, knit in the stockinette stitch

Knitting Gauge for the Chunky Knit Tank Top PatternPin


Measurements: 20 1/2″ wide x 25 1/2″ (52cm x 65cm)
Weight: 1lb 4.3oz (580g)


Not reversible.
Knit top down.
Knit flat and in the round.
Knit using the stockinette stitch.
The top front and the top back are the same.
Knit the front 1/3 and back 1/3 flat and then join in the round to finish.
When knitting in the round you’re always knitting the right side of your work.


Learn how to add an I-cord to the edge of your sleeve to create a pretty edge.

Knitting Abbreviations

*– * – repeat between * to end of round
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on (long-tail cast-on method)
K – knit stitches (K1 means to knit 1 stitch)
K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together
P – purl stitches (P2 means to purl 2 stitches)
PM – place marker
P2TOG – purl 2 stitches together
RS – right side
S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise
STS – stitches
WS – wrong side
WYIB – with yarn in back
WYIF – with yarn in front

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Pattern Instructions

Knitting flat


Row 1 (WS): WYIB S1PW, P41, WYIF S1PW, P1

Row 2 (RS): WYIB S1PW, K41, WYIB S1PW, P1

Repeat rows 1 & 2, 16 times, approximately 9 1/2” (24cm)

Repeat row 1, slip onto a scrap piece of yarn to save for later.

Repeat the above for the other side, ending on a wrong side row. Without removing the stitches, add the other side and join in the round.

Knit in the round for 14 1/2” (37cm), approximately 43 rows

Bottom rib edge:

Next row: K2TOG, K1 *P2, K2* P1, P2TOG

Next 4 rows: *K2, P2* BO in pattern

Create collar:

At the top, starting from the outside, sew 14 STS together, about 6” (15cm). Repeat on the opposite side, leaving an approximate 8” (20cm) gap for your head to fit through

Weave in the ends.

Lightly block to even out the stitches.

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