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The Wear Everywhere Tank

The Wear Everywhere Tank is a close-fitting top with eye-catching details. With features like a high neck, cable collar, buttoned keyhole back and a lace bottom edge, this tank is anything but boring. Great for layering and great for spring, you’ll be wearing this tank … well, everywhere.

Time: 1 Week Project

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 30 (34, 38, 42, 46)” to fit bust 30 (34, 38, 42, 46)”

0” ease recommended.

Shown in size 34”

Gauge: 22 sts and 27 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Garnstudio Drops Belle (53% Cotton, 33% Viscose, 14% Linen; 131 yards [120 meters]/50 grams): #02 Off White (5 (5, 6, 7, 8) balls)

Needles: US size 6 (4.0 mm) 24” / [60 cm] circular and straight

Notions: Markers, removable markers, stitch holders, cable needle, tapestry needle, one 0.6” (15 mm) mother of pearl button.

Abbreviations

M1R (make 1 right): Pick up the horizontal loop between the stitches from back to front and knit it through the front loop.

M1L (make 1 left): Pick up the horizontal loop between the stitches from front to back and knit it through the back loop.

C6F (cable 6 front): Slip 3 sts onto cable needle and leave at front of work, k3, then k3 from cable needle.

Cdd (center double decrease): Slip 2 sts together, k1, pass 2 slipped sts over.

Special Stitches

Stockinette stitch (worked in the round)

Knit all rnds.

Garter stitch (worked back and forth)

Knit all rows.

Pattern Notes

The pattern is worked in rnds on circular needles from bottom to underarms, then the piece is divided for front and back.

The cable collar is worked separately and then is sewn to front and back.

Pattern

Body

CO 168 (192, 216, 240, 264) sts. Join to knit in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker at beg of rnd.

Rnds 1-2: Knit.

Rnd 3: [K1, yo, k4, cdd, k4, yo] to end.

Rnd 4: Knit.

Rnd 5: K2, [yo, k3, cdd, k3, yo, k3] to last 10 sts, yo, k3, cdd, k3, yo, k1.

Rnd 6: Knit.

Rnd 7: [K1, yo, skp, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k2tog, yo] to end.

Rnd 8: Knit.

Rnd 9: K2, [yo, skp, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k3] to last 10 sts, yo, skp, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k1.

Rnd 10: Knit.

Rnd 11: *K1, (yo, skp) 2 times, yo, cdd, yo, (k2tog, yo) 2 times; rep from * to end.

Rnds 12-13: Knit.

Rnd 14: Purl.

Rnd 15: Knit.

Rnd 16: Purl.

Rnds 17-18: Knit.

Rnd 19: K23 (27, 30, 34, 38), pm, k38 (42, 48, 52, 56), pm, k46 (54, 60, 68, 76), pm, k38 (42, 48, 52, 56), pm, k23 (27, 30, 34, 38). (168 (192, 216, 240, 264) sts)

Waist Shaping

Decrease Rnd: [K to marker, sm, skp, k until 2 sts before next marker, k2tog, sm] twice, k to end. (164 (188, 212, 236, 260) sts)

Continue in St st, work a decrease rnd every 4th rnd 6 (7, 8, 8, 8) more times for a total of 7 (8, 9, 9, 9) times. (140 (160, 180, 204, 228) sts)

Continue even in St st until garment measures 8.75 (8.75, 9, 9, 9)” / [22 (22, 23, 23, 23) cm].

Increase Rnd: [K to marker, sm, m1r, k to marker, m1l, sm] twice, k to end. (144 (164, 184, 208, 232) sts)

Continue in St st, every 4th rnd work an increase rnd 5 (6, 7, 7, 7) more times for a total of 6 (7, 8, 8, 8) times. (164 (188, 212, 236, 260) sts)

Remove markers except for the one at beg of rnd. Continue even in St st until garment measures 13.5 (13.75, 14.25, 14.5, 15)” / [34 (35, 36, 37, 38) cm].

Next Rnd: Knit to 6 (7, 9, 12, 15) sts before marker, place marker, remove marker at beg of rnd. The armhole shaping rnds will start from here. Place the second marker at mid-point of row. (82 (94, 106, 118, 130) sts after the first marker)

Armhole Shaping

Next Rnd: [P12 (14, 18, 24, 30), k to marker] twice.

Next Rnd: Knit.

Next Rnd: [P12 (14, 18, 24, 30), k to marker] twice.

Next Rnd: Knit.

Next Rnd: [P3, BO6 (8, 12, 18, 24) sts, p3, k to marker] twice, k3.

Place back sts on holder and leave front sts on needle. (76 (86, 94, 100, 106) sts)

Front

Foundation Row (WS): K3, p to end. (76 (86, 94, 100, 106) sts)

Row 1 (RS): P3, skp, k to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3. (74 (84, 92, 98, 104) sts)

Row 2 (WS): K3, p to end. (74 (84, 92, 98, 104) sts)

Work Rows 1-2 for a total of 20 (22, 24, 26, 27) times. (36 (42, 46, 48, 52) sts)

Next Row (RS): P3, skp, k4 (5, 6, 7, 8), slip these sts onto stitch holder, BO18 (22, 24, 24, 26), k4 (5, 6, 7, 8), k2tog, k3. (8 (9, 10, 11, 12) sts)

Next Row (WS): K3, p5 (6, 7, 8, 9). (8 (9, 10, 11, 12) sts)

Next Row (RS): Skp, k1 (2, 3, 4, 5), k2tog, k3. (6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts)

Next Row (WS): K3, p3 (4, 5, 6, 7). (6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts)

BO rem sts.

Work sts from the stitch holder:

Next Row (WS): Purl. (8 (9, 10, 11, 12) sts)

Next Row (RS): P3, skp, k1 (2, 3, 4, 5), k2tog. (6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts)

Next Row (WS): Purl. (6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts)

BO rem sts.

Back

Row 1 (RS): K3, skp, k32 (37, 41, 44, 47), slip these sts onto stitch holder, BO2, k to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3. (36 (41, 45, 48, 51) sts)

Row 2 (WS): K3, p to last st, k1. (36 (41, 45, 48, 51) sts)

Row 3: K, skp, k to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3. (34 (39, 43, 46, 49) sts)

Row 4: K3, p to last st, k1. (34 (39, 43, 46, 49) sts)

Rows 5-6: Rep Rows 3-4. (32 (37, 41, 44, 47) sts)

Row 7: K to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3. (31 (36, 40, 43, 46) sts)

Row 8: K3, p to last st, k1. (31 (36, 40, 43, 46) sts)

Work Rows 7-8 for a total of 11 (13, 15, 17, 18) times. (21 (24, 26, 27, 29) sts)

Next Row (RS): K1, m1r, k to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3. (21 (24, 26, 27, 29) sts)

Next Row (WS): K3, p to last st, k1. (21 (24, 26, 27, 29) sts)

Next Row: K to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3. (20 (23, 25, 26, 28) sts)

Next Row: K3, p to last st, k1. (20 (23, 25, 26, 28) sts)

Work last 4 rows for a total of 3 times. (18 (21, 23, 24, 26) sts)

Next Row (RS): BO9 (11, 12, 12, 13), k4 (5, 6, 7, 8), k2tog, k3. (8 (9, 10, 11, 12) sts)

Next Row (WS): K3, p5 (6, 7, 8, 9). (8 (9, 10, 11, 12) sts)

Next Row: Skp, k1 (2, 3, 4, 5), k2tog, k3. (6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts)

Next Row: K3, p3 (4, 5, 6, 7). (6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts)

BO rem sts.

Work sts from the stitch holder:

Row 2 (WS): K1, p to last 3 sts, k3. (36 (41, 45, 48, 51) sts)

Row 3: K3, skp, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (34 (39, 43, 46, 49) sts)

Row 4: K1, p to last 3 sts, k3. (34 (39, 43, 46, 49) sts)

Rows 5-6: Rep Rows 3-4. (32 (37, 41, 44, 47) sts)

Row 7: K3, skp, k to end. (31 (36, 40, 43, 46) sts)

Row 8: K1, p to last 3 sts, k3. (31 (36, 40, 43, 46) sts)

Work Rows 7-8 for a total of 11 (13, 15, 17, 18) times. (21 (24, 26, 27, 29) sts)

Next Row (RS): K3, skp, k to last st, m1l, k1. (21 (24, 26, 27, 29) sts)

Next Row (WS): K1, p to last 3 sts, k3. (21 (24, 26, 27, 29) sts)

Next Row: K3, skp, k to end. (20 (23, 25, 26, 28) sts)

Next Row: K1, p to last 3 sts, k3. (20 (23, 25, 26, 28) sts)

Work last 4 rows for a total of 3 times. (18 (21, 23, 24, 26) sts)

Next Row (RS): K3, skp, k to end. (17 (20, 22, 23, 25) sts)

Next Row (WS): BO9 (11, 12, 12, 13), p to last 3 sts, k3. (8 (9, 10, 11, 12) sts)

Next Row: K3, skp, k to last 2 sts, k2tog. (6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts)

Next Row: P to last 3 sts, k3. (6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts)

BO rem sts.

Collar

CO 7 sts.

Knit 3 rows in garter st.

Next Row (RS): K3, yo, skp, k2. (7 sts)

Knit 3 rows in garter st.

Next Row (RS): K1, m1l, k2, m1l, k3, m1l, k1. (10 sts)

Next Row: Purl.

Continue in cable stitch:

Row 1: K1, p1, C6F, p1, K1. (10 sts)

Row 2: K2, p6, k2. (10 sts)

Row 3: K1, p1, k6, p1, K1. (10 sts)

Row 4: K2, p6, k2. (10 sts)

Row 5: K1, p1, k6, p1, K1. (10 sts)

Row 6: K2, p6, k2. (10 sts)

Rep Rows 1-6 until the collar measures 15.75 (17, 17.75, 18.5, 19.75)” / [40 (43, 45, 47, 50) cm], ending with Row 2.

Next Row (RS): K1, skp, k1, skp, k1, skp, k1. (7 sts)

Knit 7 rows in garter stitch.

BO all sts.

Finishing

Sew collar end with button hole along the bind-off edge of the right side of the back.

Sew other end of collar along the bind-off edge of left side of the back. Make sure not to twist collar.

Align middle of collar with middle of front.

Sew collar to front.

Sew button to garter end of collar.

Weave in all yarn ends. Block to measurements.

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Comments
    • Nicola P.

      Hi Catherine! At this time, we do not have downloadable PDFs for our patterns. You are welcome to save this pattern by copying and pasting into a word document or by printing the pattern via the printer icon on the left hand side of your screen. Hope this helps! – Nicola, Editor

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  • Barbaral L.

    You can just go to File under Safari and choose export as PDF!

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    • Nicola P.

      Hi! We recommend pairing this tank top with a store-bough cardigan or jacket for warmth in the cooler months. – Nicola, Editor

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