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FREE Quick & Easy Tank Top Knitting Pattern

Knit this tank top using less than 1 skein of a fingering weight yarn {win!}.
It’s less than 1 skein of yarn, so it’s a quick knit {win!}!

It’s knit loosely, so it’s easy on your hands {win!}.

It’s knit mostly in the round {my favorite way to knit, so it’s a win for me!}.


About:

Available Sizes: 16 {30″- 64″ Bust}
Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
Pattern Language: English
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly
Pattern Name: Summertime


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Techniques:

Knit Flat {Back & Forth}
Knit in the Round
Knit & Purl Stitches


Materials: 

Yarn Weight: Fingering
Yardage: 280 – 620 yards {256 – 567 meters}
Suggested Yarn: A Chick That Knitz, Silky Singles, Dijon Mustard
Needle Size: US 10.5 {6.5mm} 24″ {60cm} Cable
Extras: Stitch Marker


Sizes:

BUST – IN303234363840424446
BUST – CM7681869196101106112117
# of CO STS8896104112120128136144152
BUST – IN485052545658606264
BUST – CM122127132137142147152157162
# of CO STS160168172180188196204212220

Yardage:

BUST – IN303234363840424446
BUST – CM7681869196101106112117
YARDS280300320340360380400420440
METERS256274292311329347366384402
BUST – IN485052545658606264
BUST – CM122127132137142147152157162
YARDS460480500520540560580600620
METERS421439457475494512530548567


Details:

Gauge: 15 STS & 22 rounds per 4” {10cm} square, knit in stockinette stitch


Notes:

Not reversible.
Knit bottom up.
Knit using the rib & stockinette stitch.
Partially, knit in the round with a circular needle.
When knitting in the round you’re always knitting the right side of your work.


Photo Details:

Model height: 5’9″ {175cm}
Model weight: 130lbs {59kg}
Model bust: 35″ {88cm}
Model waist: 25″ {63cm}
Finished tank top measurements for 34″ {85cm} bust:
-14″ wide x 21″ {35.5 x 53cm}  /  28″ {71cm} circumference
-Top to bottom length: 21″ {35.5cm}
-Armhole length: 7″ {18cm}
-Bottom to the armhole measures 14″ {36cm}
-Bottom ribbing: 1″ {2.5cm}
-Top ribbing: 1″ {2.5cm}
Tank top weight: 2.5oz {70g}
Model is wearing a size 34″ {86cm} bust, but has a 35″ bust, so it stretches a bit to fit.


Pattern, Knit in the Round:

CO the number of STS from the chart above, PM, join in the round.

Bottom rib:
Rows 1-4: *K2, P2*

Body:
Knit all rounds until it measures 14″ {35.5cm} from the beginning, or until desired length.


Top Front Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

Switch to knitting flat. From here on out knit flat, working one side at a time, the front and back are the same.

Next row: K52, put 52 STS on a place holder or scrap piece of yarn

Row 1 {WS}: *P*
Row 2 {RS}: *K*
Row 3 {WS}: *P*
Row 4 {RS}: SKPO, *K*, last 2 stitches: K2TOG
Repeat rows 1-4, 4 times or until desired width

Before the decreases it measures 14″ {35.5cm} across, after the decreases it measures 11″ {28cm} across

Note: Decrease until you’ve reached your desired width, knit in stockinette until you’ve reached your desired height.

Next Row {RS}: *K*
Next Row {WS}: *P*
Repeat 2 rows above until you’ve reached your desired arm hole size.


Approximate arm hole {armscye} size chart:

BUST – IN303234363840424446
BUST – CM7580859095100105110115
LENGTH – IN6.56.75777.257.257.57.57.75
LENGTH – CM16.51717.517.51818191919.5
BUST – IN485052545658606264
BUST – CM120125130135140145150155160
LENGTH – IN88.258.58.7599.259.59.7510
LENGTH – CM2020.521.52222.523.52424.7525.25

Top Ribbing:

Rows 1-4: *K1, P1*
Row 5: BO in pattern
Repeat the “Top Front Pattern” for the back.

Straps:

With the wrong sides together, seam along the top starting from the outside, sew 4 STS together, approximately 1″ {2.54cm}. Repeat on the opposite side.

Weave in the ends.
Steam-block lightly.


Abbreviations:

* – * – repeat between *
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
RS – right side
SKPO – slip 1 stitch knit-wise, K1, pass the slipped stitch over the stitch you just knitted
STS – stitches
WS – wrong side


Gauge:

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