Marisol Tank Top

A sleek design, with clear and crisp lines, Marisol will be a great addition to your beachy wardrobe, when spending an evening at the seashore with a glass of wine.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)” with 1×1 rib panel stretched

2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 34”

Gauge: 20 sts and 25 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Omega Otoño (100% Cotton; 197 yards [180 meters]/100 grams): 975 Turquoise (MC, 3 (4, 4, 5, 5), 909 Mustard (CC, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) balls)

Needles: US size 6 (4mm) 36” / [100 cm] circular and DPNs; US size 4 (3.5mm) 36” / [100 cm] circular

Notions: Five markers (one of different color), stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Ssk: Slip, slip, knit these 2 stitches together. (1 st dec’d)

Sk2p: Slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over the knit 2 together. (2 sts dec’d)

K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together. (1 st dec’d)

K3tog: Knit 3 stitches together. (2 sts dec’d)

Special Stitches

Carrying yarn in the back

Wrap working yarn around resting yarn in the back every two or three rounds, pulling lightly but avoiding a pucker.

Jogless Join

Lift the right leg of the st below, place it on needle and knit it together with the first st of the stripe.

I-cord Bind-Off

Using DPNs, slide the 5 sts of I-cord strap back to LH needle, *k4, k2tog through back loop, slide sts to the right; rep from * as necessary for patt.

I-cord Grafting

Step 1: Insert needle purlwise through first st of last row on front needle, take it off.

Step 2: Insert needle purlwise under the two legs of first st of beginning row of I-cord CO edge, it’s slightly on the back.

Step 3: Insert needle knitwise through first st of last row on front needle (it’s no longer on needle).

Step 4: Insert needle purlwise through next live st of last row on front needle, take it off.

Step 5: Insert needle purlwise under the two legs of next live st of beginning row of I-cord CO edge.

Rep Steps 3, 4, 5 as necessary.

Step 6: Insert needle knitwise through first st of last row, secure it and weave in the end.

1×1 Bind-Off

K1, *k1, pass the first st over the second st, p1, pass the first st over the second st; rep from * as necessary for the patt.

Pattern Notes

The pattern is worked in the round from the bottom up to armholes, then front and back are worked flat. The seamless construction incorporates a 1×1 rib stitch and stockinette stitch with color stripes of different widths at the bottom.

Techniques required are: Long Tail cast-on, I-cord bind off and grafting, decreasing, jogless join, carrying yarn in the back, and raglan shaping.

Pattern

Body

Using the Long Tail Cast-on Method, with smaller needles and CC, CO 170 (190, 210, 230, 250) sts, join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts, PM of different color to signal the beg of rnd.

Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from *.

Rnds 2-6: Rep Rnd 1.

Rnd 7: With MC and larger needles, k58 (68, 78, 88, 98), pm, (k1, p1) 10 times, k1, pm, k65 (75, 85, 95, 105), pm, (k1, p1) 10 times, k1, pm, k5.

Rnd 8: Jogless join first st, k57 (67, 77, 87, 97), sm, (k1, p1) 10 times, k1, sm, k65 (75, 85, 95, 105), sm, (k1, p1) 10 times, k1, sm, k5.

Rnd 9: With CC, k58 (68, 78, 88, 98), sm, (k1, p1) 10 times, k1, sm, k65 (75, 85, 95, 105), sm, (k1, p1) 10 times, k1, sm, k5.

Rnd 10: Jogless join first st, k57 (67, 77, 87, 97), sm, (k1, p1) 10 times, k1, sm, p k65 (75, 85, 95, 105), sm, (k1, p1) 10 times, k1, sm, k5.

Rnds 11-12: Rep Rnd 9.

Rnd 13: With MC, k58 (68, 78, 88, 98), sm, (k1, p1) 10 times, k1, sm, k65 (75, 85, 95, 105), sm, (k1, p1) 10 times, k1, sm, k5.

Rnd 14: Jogless join first st, k57 (67, 77, 87, 97), sm, (k1, p1) 10 times, k1, sm, k65 (75, 85, 95, 105), sm, (k1, p1) 10 times, k1, sm, k5.

Rnd 15: With CC, k58 (68, 78, 88, 98), sm, (k1, p1) 10 times, k1, sm, k65 (75, 85, 95, 105), sm, (k1, p1) 10 times, k1, sm, k5.

Rnd 17: With MC, k58 (68, 78, 88, 98), sm, (k1, p1) 10 times, k1, sm, k65 (75, 85, 95, 105), sm, (k1, p1) 10 times, k1, sm, k5.

Rnd 18: Jogless join first st, k57 (67, 77, 87, 97), sm, (k1, p1) 10 times, k1, sm, k65 (75, 85, 95, 105), sm, (k1, p1) 10 times, k1, sm, k5.

Rep Rnd 17 until piece meas 14 (14.5, 14.5, 15, 15)” from CO edge. If desired, the last 6 rnds of 1×1 rib panels may be worked with smaller needles for a firmer edge.

Next rnd divide sts for working Back and Front in rows removing markers:

Rnd 19: K58 (68, 78, 88, 98), (k1, p1) 2 times, k2, BO 9 sts in 1×1 rib, work the next 77 (87, 97, 107, 117) sts for Front Yoke as they present themselves, then place them on a holder or waste yarn, BO 9 sts in 1×1 rib, 75 (85, 95, 105,115) sts for Back Yoke.

Back Yoke Shaping

Row 1 (RS): Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) 2 times, sk2p, k59 (69, 79, 89, 99), k3tog, (p1, k1) 2 times, k1. (4 (4, 4, 4, 4) sts dec’d, 71 (81, 91, 101, 111) sts)

Row 2 and all WS rows: Sl1wyf, work sts as they present themselves in all WS rows, k1.

Size 32 (-, -, -, -)” only

Row 3: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, ssk, k57, k2tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (2 (-, -, -, -) sts dec’d, 69 sts)

Row 5: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, ssk, k55, k2tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (2 (-, -, -, -) sts dec’d, 67 sts)

Sizes – (36, 40, 44, 48)” only

Row 3: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, sk2p, k- (65, 75, 85, 95), k3tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (- (4, 4, 4, 4) sts dec’d, – (77, 87, 97, 107) sts)

Row 5: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, sk2p, k- (61, 71, 81, 91), k3tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (- (4, 4, 4, 4) sts dec’d, – (73, 83, 93, 103) sts)

Sizes 32 (36, -, -, -)” only

Row 7: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, ssk, k53 (59, -, -, -), k2tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (2 (2, -, -, -) sts dec’d, 65 (71, -, -, -) sts)

Row 9: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, ssk, k51 (57, -, -, -), k2tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (2 (2, -, -, -) sts dec’d, 63 (69, -, -, -) sts)

Sizes – (-, 40, 44, 48)” only

Row 7: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, sk2p, k- (-, 67, 77, 87), k3tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (- (-, 4, 4, 4) sts dec’d, – (-, 79, 89, 99) sts)

Row 9: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, sk2p, k- (-, 63, 73, 83), k3tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (- (-, 4, 4, 4) sts dec’d, – (-, 75, 85, 95) sts)

Sizes 32 (36, 40, -, -)” only

Row 11: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) 2 times, ssk, k49 (55, 61, -, -), k2tog, (p1, k1) 2 times, k1. (2 (2, 2, -, -) sts dec’d, 61 (67, 73, -, -) sts)

Row 13: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) 2 times, ssk, k47 (53, 59, -, -), k2tog, (p1, k1) 2 times, k1. (2 (2, 2, -, -) sts dec’d, 59 (65, 71, -, -) sts)

Row 15: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) 2 times, ssk, k45 (51, 57, -, -), k2tog, (p1, k1) 2 times, k1. (2 (2, 2, -, -) sts dec’d, 57 (63, 69, -, -) sts)

Sizes – (-, -, 44, 48)” only

Row 11: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) 2 times, sk2p, k- (-, -, 69, 79), k3tog, (p1, k1) 2 times, k1. (- (-, -, 4, 4) sts dec’d, – (-, -, 81, 91) sts)

Row 13: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) 2 times, sk2p, k- (-, -, 65, 75), k3tog, (p1, k1) 2 times, k1. (- (-, -, 4, 4) sts dec’d, – (-, -, 77, 87) sts)

Row 15: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) 2 times, sk2p, k- (-, -, 61, 71), k3tog, (p1, k1) 2 times, k1. (- (-, -, 4, 4) sts dec’d, – (-, -, 73, 83) sts)

Sizes 32 (36, 40, 44, -)” only

Row 17: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) 2 times, ssk, k43 (49, 55, 59, -), k2tog, (p1, k1) 2 times, k1. (2 (2, 2, 2, -) sts dec’d, 55 (61, 67, 71, -) sts)

Row 19: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) 2 times, ssk, k41 (47, 53, 57, -), k2tog, (p1, k1) 2 times, k1. (2 (2, 2, 2, -) sts dec’d, 53 (59, 65, 69, -) sts)

Row 21: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) 2 times, ssk, k39 (45, 51, 55, -), k2tog, (p1, k1) 2 times, k1. (2 (2, 2, 2, -) sts dec’d, 51 (57, 63, 67, -) sts)

Size – (-, -, -, 48)” only

Row 17: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) 2 times, sk2p, k- (-, -, -, 67), k3tog, (p1, k1) 2 times, k1. (- (-, -, -, 4) sts dec’d, – (-, -, -, 79) sts)

Row 19: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) 2 times, sk2p, k- (-, -, -, 63), k3tog, (p1, k1) 2 times, k1. (- (-, -, -, 4) sts dec’d, – (-, -, -, 75) sts)

Row 21: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) 2 times, sk2p, k- (-, -, -, 59), k3tog, (p1, k1) 2 times, k1. (- (-, -, -, 4) sts dec’d, – (-, -, -, 71) sts)

All Sizes

Row 23: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) 2 times, ssk, k37 (43, 49, 53, 57), k2tog, (p1, k1) 2 times, k1. (2 sts dec’d, 49 (55, 61, 65, 69) sts)

Rep Dec Row 23 every RS row 9 (11, 13, 14, 15) more times. (31 (33, 35, 37, 39) sts)

Next WS row, cut yarn leaving a 7-9” long tail and place sts on stitch holder or waste yarn.

Front Yoke Shaping

Replace stitches from holder or waste yarn.

Row 1 (RS): Attach MC yarn and with larger needles, k1, (k1, p1) 2 times, sk2p, k61 (71, 81, 91, 101), k3tog, (p1, k1) 2 times, k1. (4 sts dec’d, 73 (83, 93, 103, 113) sts)

Row 2 and all WS rows: Sl1wyf, work sts as they present themselves, k1.

Row 3: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) 2 times, sk2p, k57 (67, 77, 87, 97), k3tog, (p1, k1) 2 times, k1. (4 sts dec’d, 69 (79, 89, 99, 109) sts)

Size 32 (-, -, -, -)” Only

Row 5: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, ssk, k55, k2tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (2 (-, -, -, -) sts dec’d, 67 (-, -, -, -) sts)

Row 7: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, ssk, k53, k2tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (2 (-, -, -, -) sts dec’d. 65 (-, -, -, -) sts)

Sizes – (36, 40, 44, 48)” Only

Row 5: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, sk2p, k- (63, 73, 83, 93), k3tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (- (4, 4, 4, 4) sts dec’d, – (75, 85, 95, 105) sts)

Row 7: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, sk2p, k- (59, 69, 79, 89), k3tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (- (4, 4, 4, 4) sts dec’d. – (71, 81, 91, 101) sts)

Sizes 32 (36, -, -, -)” Only

Row 9: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, ssk, k51 (57), k2tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (2 (2, -, -, -) sts dec’d, 63 (69, -, -, -) sts)

Row 11: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, ssk, k49 (55), k2tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (2 (2, -, -, -) sts dec’d, 61 (67, -, -, -) sts)

Sizes – (-, 40, 44, 48)” Only

Row 9: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, sk2p, k- (-, 65, 75, 85), k3tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (- (-, 4, 4, 4) sts dec’d, – (-, 77, 87, 97) sts)

Row 11: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, sk2p, k- (-, 61, 71, 81), k3tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (- (-, 4, 4, 4) sts dec’d, – (-, 73, 83, 93) sts)

Sizes 32 (36, 40, -, -)” Only

Row 13: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, ssk, k47 (53, 59, -, -), k2tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (2 (2, 2, -, –) sts dec’d, 59 (65, 71, -, –) sts)

Row 15: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, ssk, k45 (51, 57, -, -), k2tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (2 (2, 2, -, –) sts dec’d, 57 (63, 69, -, –) sts)

Row 17 (RS): Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, ssk, k43 (49, 55, -, -), k2tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (2 (2, 2, -, –) sts dec’d, 55 (61, 67, -, –) sts)

Sizes – (-, -, 44, 48)” Only

Row 13: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, sk2p, k- (-, -, 67, 77), k3tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (- (-, -, 4, 4) sts dec’d, – (-, -, 79, 89) sts)

Row 15: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, sk2p, k- (-, -, 63, 73), k3tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (- (-, -, 4, 4) sts dec’d, – (-, -, 75, 85) sts)

Row 17: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, sk2p, k- (-, -, 59, 69), k3tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (- (-, -, 4, 4) sts dec’d, – (-, -, 71, 81) sts)

Sizes 32 (36, 40, 44, -)” Only

Row 19: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, ssk, k41 (47, 53, 57, -), k2tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (2 (2, 2, 2, –) sts dec’d, 53 (59, 65, 69, -) sts)

Row 21: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, ssk, k39 (45, 51, 55, -), k2tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (2 (2, 2, 2, –) sts dec’d, 51 (57, 63, 67, -) sts)

Row 23: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, ssk, k37 (43, 49, 53, -), k2tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (2 (2, 2, 2, –) sts dec’d, 49 (55, 61, 65, -) sts)

Size – (-, -, -, 48)” Only

Row 19: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, sk2p, k- (-, -, -, 65), k3tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (- (-, -, -, 4) sts dec’d, – (-, -, -, 77) sts)

Row 21: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, sk2p, k- (-, -, -, 61), k3tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (- (-, -, -, 4) sts dec’d, – (-, -, -, 73) sts)

Row 23: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, sk2p, k- (-, -, -, 57), k3tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (- (-, -, -, 4) sts dec’d, – (-, -, -, 69) sts)

All Sizes

Row 25: Sl1wyf, (k1, p1) twice, ssk, k35 (41, 47, 51, 55), k2tog, (p1, k1) twice, k1. (2 (2, 2, 2, 2) sts dec’d, 47 (53, 59, 63, 67) sts)

Rep Row 25 every RS row 7 (9, 11, 12, 13) more times. (33 (35, 37, 39, 41) sts)

Next WS row cut yarn leaving a 7-9” long tail and place sts on stitch holder or waste yarn.

Neck I-cord Strap and BO

With larger DPNs, CO 5 sts. Slide sts to the right.

Row 1: K5, slide sts to the right.

Rep Row 1 twice more.

Remove stitch holder or waste yarn from Back sts and place sts on large needles, BO 31 (33, 35, 37, 39) sts of Back Yoke using I-cord BO method.

Continue with I-cord strap as follows:

Rep Row 1, 16 more times for all sizes.

Remove stitch holder or waste yarn from Front sts and place sts on large needles. BO 33 (35, 37, 39, 41) sts of Front Yoke using I-cord BO method.

Rep Row 1, 12 more times for all sizes.

Graft the last 5 sts to I-cord CO edge, matching tension.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Wash your garment carefully and block it flat.

Enjoy it with your favorite drink on the beach!

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