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Kendall Lacy Tank

For a dash of elevated and timeless style, Kendall is a chic lace tank top you’ll want to add to your collection. The front has a v-neckline and the back has a round neckline that are interchangeable. Therefore, it can be worn with a V-neck in front or the round neck. The front and back are finished with applied I-cord and the straps are I-cords.

Time: 50 Hour Project

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)” to fit bust 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)”

2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 36”

Gauge: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st with larger needles after wet blocking

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Plymouth Yarn Pima Rino (70% pima cotton, 30% merino superwash wool; 109 yards [100 meters]/50 grams): 9 Light Pink (5 (6, 7, 8, 9) balls)

Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm) straight, US 5 (3.75 mm) dpn

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers

Special Stitches

Mountain top lace pattern:

Multiple of 15 sts + 2

Row 1: K1, *k2tog, yo, [ssk, yo] 2 times, k3, [yo, k2tog] 2 times, yo, ssk; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2 and all even numbered rows: P.

Row 3: K1, *k2tog, k1, yo, [ssk, yo] 2 times, k1, [yo, k2tog] 2 times, yo, k1, ssk; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 5: K1, *k2tog, k2, yo, ssk, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, yo, k2, ssk; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 7: K1, *k2tog, k3, yo, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, ssk; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 9: K1, *k2tog, k4, yo, k3, yo, k4, ssk; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 11: K1, *k2tog, k5, yo, k1, yo, k5, ssk; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 13: K1, p to last st, k1.

Row 14: P.

Rep Rows 1-14 for patt.

I-cord:

With dpn, CO 3 sts.

  1. Slide all sts to the other end of the needle.
  2. Hold the yarn to the back and with right-hand needle, k all sts.
  3. Rep last 2 steps until you have the length of cord you need.

Bind off all sts loosely.

Applied I-cord:

With dpn, CO 3 sts.

  1. Insert RH needle under both legs of the edge stitch of your knitted piece and pick up a stitch.
  2. Slip the last stitch of I-cord over the stitch just picked up.
  3. Slide all sts to the other end and k across all sts as for regular I-cord.
  4. Rep from Step 1.

Pattern Notes

When decreasing for underarm or neckline,

  1. Slip the first st as if to purl.
  2. Decrease right after the slipped stitch:
    1. for the right front armhole edge and left back armhole, ssk; for the left front armhole edge and right back armhole, k2tog.
    2. for the neckline, on the front right-side and back left-side, ssk; for the front left-side and back right-side, k2tog.

Pattern

Back

With larger needles, CO 92 (107, 122, 137, 152) sts.

K 6 rows.

Beg mountain top lace patt and work Rows1-14 six times or to desired length to underarm.

Armhole shaping:

BO 10 (10, 15, 15, 15) sts at beg of next 2 rows. (72 (87, 92, 107, 122) sts rem)

Decrease 1 stitch on both sides every other row 5 (5, 5, 7, 8) times. (62 (77, 82, 93, 106) sts rem)

Cont even in mountain top lace patt to complete started rep and to end with Row 14. (7 (7, 7, 8, 8) patt reps total)

Back neck shaping:

Beg working in St st.

K16 (16, 18, 21, 26), BO next 30 (45, 46, 51, 54) sts, attach a new ball of yarn and k rem sts. (16 (16, 18, 21, 26) sts each side)

Working both sides at the same time, decrease 1 st at neck edge every other row until 3 sts rem.

BO all sts loosely.

Front

Work same as for back until 5 mountain top lace patt have been worked.

V-neck shaping:

Note: Armhole shaping will beg after v-neck shaping has started.

Work in patt as established over first 46 (53, 61, 68, 76) sts, BO 0 (1, 0, 1, 0) sts at the center, then work in pattern over last 46 (53, 61, 68, 76) sts.

Working both sides at the same time, decrease 1 st every 4 rows 4 times, then every other row until 3 sts rem. BO all sts loosely.

At the same time, when 6 mountain top lace patt reps have been completed, shape armhole as follows:

BO 10 (10, 15, 15, 15) sts at the armhole edge of both fronts then decrease 1 stitch on both sides every other row 5 (5, 5, 7, 8) times.

Finishing

Armhole edging:

Sew side seams.

With smaller dpns, work applied I-cord around each of the armholes, starting towards the back and around to the front. BO all sts loosely.

Neck edging:

With dpns, beg working applied I-cord from the edge of the right-side of the back neck to the left side of the back neck. Then work regular I-cord for the left shoulder strap to be long enough for the armhole to measure 9 (9, 10, 10, 11)”. Then reattach to the front neckline and cont working in applied I-cord along the front V-neck. Then cont to work regular I-cord for the right shoulder strap to be the same length as the left shoulder strap. BO all sts and join the I-cord to the left back neck edge.

Weave in all ends. Block piece to size.

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