Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Summer Striped Tank

You'll be cool and collected (even if your location is ovwer 100 degrees), in this fabulous TSC pattern!
SIZE Small (Medium, Large, XL)
MATERIALS• 4 (4, 5, 5) balls S. Charles CollezioneSOLARIS 70% rayon, 30% linen(1.75oz/50g; 108yds/100m) in color#01 pearl (MC)
• 2 (2, 2, 2) balls S. Charles CollezioneCRYSTAL 85% polyester, 15% cotton(0.88oz/25g; 144yds/131m) in color#03 silver mist (A)
• One pair size 5 (3.75mm) needlesOR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE• One size 5 (3.75mm) circular needle,16”/40cm long for Neckband andArmholes• Stitch holder• Stitch markers
• Yarn needle

KNITTED MEASUREMENTSBust 33½ (37½, 42, 45½)”/85 (95.5, 106.5, 115.5) cmLength 21½ (22, 22½, 23)”/54.5 (56, 57, 58.5) cm
PATTERN STITCHESGarter stitch (Garter st) Knit every row.Stockinette stitch (St st) Knit on RS, purl on WS.K1, p1 rib (multiple of 2 sts)

GAUGE21 sts and 24 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitchTAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

Stripe Pattern*Work 26 rows in St st in MC, beg with a knit row, then 10 rows in Garter st in A; rep from * for Stripe Pattern.
BACKUsing A, cast on 88 (98, 110, 120) sts. Knit 9 rows.(RS) Change to Stripe Pattern; work even until piece measures 14” from beg, end with a WS row.Shape Armholes(RS) Bind off 4 (5, 7, 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st each side every other row 5 (6, 7, 9) times – 70 (76, 82, 86) sts rem.Work even until 4 stripes have been worked in A. Change to MC, work even until Armholes measure 7½ (8, 8½, 9)” from beg, end with a WS row.Shape Shoulders and Neck(RS) Bind off 13 (16, 19, 21) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Place rem 44 sts on holder for BACK neck.

Work as for BACK to beg of Armhole shaping, end with a WS row. Pm either side of center 6 sts.Shape Armholes and NeckNOTE: Armhole and Neck shaping are worked at the same time; please read entire section through before beginning.(RS) Shape Armholes as for BACK and AT THE SAME TIME, work across to marker, join a second ball of yarn, bind off center sts and work to end. Working both sides at the same time, bind off 2 sts at each Neck edge once, dec 1 st at each Neck edge every other row 14 (13, 12, 11) times, then every 4th row 3 (4, 5, 6) times – 13 (16, 19, 21) sts rem each side for shoulders.Work even until Armholes measure same as for BACK to shoulder shaping.Bind off all sts.

Block pieces to measurements. Sew shoulder seams. Sew side seams.

Armhole Edging
With RS facing, using circular needle and MC, pick up and knit 70 (76, 82, 90) sts around Armhole edge. Join for working in the rnd; pm for beg of rnd. Beg k1, p1 rib.Work even for 2 rows. Bind off all sts in Rib.NeckbandWith RS facing, using circular needle and MC, beg at right shoulder, pick up and knit 122 (124, 132, 136) sts around Neck shaping, including sts on holder; beg k1, p1 rib.Work even for 2 rows. Bind off all sts in Rib.Weave in ends.

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