Summer Festival Tank

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Short and cropped tops are the in thing for summer style, and this top does not disappoint. The fringed bottom gives the cabled tank an edginess that would be perfect paired with jean shorts—and a concert or festival celebrating long summer days.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 32 (36, 40, 44, 47, 51, 54, 59, 62)” to fit bust 29 (33, 37, 41, 44, 48, 51, 56, 59)”

3” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 36”

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Valley Yarns Southwick (52% Pima Cotton, 48% Bamboo Viscose; 105 yards [96 meters]/50 grams): 18 Persimmon, 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) balls

Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm): 32” circular; US size 6 (4 mm): 24” circular

Notions: Markers; cable needle; tapestry needle; US size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook

Abbreviations

1-1 RC: Cable 2 right

1-1 LC: Cable 2 left

Special Stitches

Cable Pattern

Rnd 1: *1-1 LC, 1-1 RC; rep from * to end.

Rnd 2: *K1, 1-1 RC, k1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 3: *1-1 RC, 1-1 LC; rep from * to end.

Rnd 4: K1, *k2, 1-1 LC; rep from * to end, working last 1-1 LC with the first st of the following rnd. Between 2 repeats, put last st of Rnd 4 on cable needle, remove marker, k1, pm, k1, k1 from cable needle. This count as the last 1-1 LC of Rnd 4 and the first 1-1 LC of Rnd 1.

Rep Rnds 1-4 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round from the bottom up. Back and Front are separated at underarm and worked flat, then the shoulders are seamed together. Stitches are then picked up along neckline and armhole to create a neat border.

Pattern

Body

With larger needles, CO 144 (164, 180, 196, 212, 232, 244, 264, 280) sts, join in the rnd being careful not to twist and pm.

Rnd 1: Knit.

Rep Rnd 1, 15 more times.

Work Rnds 1-4 of Cable Pattern 3 times.

Rep Rnd 1, 12 times.

Work Rnds 1-4 of Cable Pattern 3 times.

Rep Rnd 1, 12 times.

 

Separate Front and Back

Next Rnd: BO 8 (8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 20) sts, work 64 (74, 80, 86, 92, 100, 104, 112, 120) sts for Back, BO 8 (8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 20) sts, work 64 (74, 80, 86, 92, 100, 104, 112, 120) sts for Front.

Leave the Back sts on circular needle on hold. Now work Front sts back and forth.

Front

Armhole Shaping

Row 1 (WS): Purl.

 

Sizes – (36, 40, 44, 47, 51, 54, 59, 62)” only

Row 2 (RS): BO 3 sts, k to end.

Row 3: BO 3 sts, p to end.

Rep Rows 2-3, – (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1) more times – – (68, 74, 80, 86, 88, 92, 100, 108) sts.

 

All Sizes

Row 4: BO 2 sts, k to end.

Row 5: BO 2 sts, p to end.

Rep Rows 4-5, 0 (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1) more times – 60 (64, 70, 76, 82, 84, 88, 92, 100) sts.

 

Sizes – (-, 40, 44, 47, 51, 54, 59, 62)” only

Row 6: K1, ssk, k to 3 sts before end, k2tog, k1.

Row 7: Purl.

Rep Rows 6-7, – (-, 0, 1, 3, 3, 5, 6, 10) more times – – (-, 68, 72, 74, 76, 76, 78, 78) sts.

 

All Sizes

Row 8: Knit.

Row 9: Purl.

Rep Rows 8-9, 12 (13, 14, 14, 13, 13, 13, 12, 10) more times.

Row 10: K25 (27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 32, 33, 32) Left Front sts, BO 10 (10, 10, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 14) sts, k25 (27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 32, 33, 32) Right Front sts.

Leave Left Front sts on circular needles on hold. Now work Right Front sts back and forth.

Right Front

Neck Shaping

Row 1: Purl.

 

Sizes – (-, 40, 44, 47, 51, 54, 59, 62)” only

Row 2: BO 3, k to end.

Row 3: Purl

Rep Rows 2-3, – (-, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1) more times – – (-, 26, 27, 28, 29, 29, 27, 26) sts.

 

All Sizes

Row 4: BO 2, k to end.

Row 5: Purl.

Rep Rows 4-5, 1 (2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 1, 1) more times – 21 (21, 22, 23, 24, 23, 23, 23, 22) sts.

Row 6: K1, ssk, k to end.

Row 7: Purl.

Rep Rows 6-7, 3 (2, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1) more times – 17 (18, 19, 20, 21, 21, 21, 21, 20) sts.

Row 8: Knit.

Row 9: Purl.

Rep Rows 8-9 once more.

 

Shoulder Shaping (short rows)

Row 10: K to last 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5) sts, wrap and turn.

Row 11: Purl.

Row 12: K to last 8 (8, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10) sts, wrap and turn.

Row 13: Purl.

Row 14: K to last 12 (12, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15) sts, wrap and turn.

Row 15: Purl.

Row 16: K to end, picking up the wraps and knitting them together with the wrapped sts.

Row 17: Purl.

BO all sts knitwise.

Reattach yarn to Left Front at neck center.

Left Front

Neck Shaping

 

Sizes – (-, 40, 44, 47, 51, 54, 59, 62)” only

Row 1: BO 3, p to end.

Row 2: Knit.

Rep Rows 1-2, – (-, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1) more times – – (-, 26, 27, 28, 29, 29, 27, 26) sts.

 

All Sizes

Row 3: BO 2, p to end.

Row 4: Knit.

Rep Rows 3-4, 1 (2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 1, 1) more times – 21 (21, 22, 23, 24, 23, 23, 23, 22) sts.

Row 5: P1, p2tog, p to end.

Row 6: Knit.

Rep Rows 5-6, 3 (2, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1) more times – 17 (18, 19, 20, 21, 21, 21, 21, 20) sts.

Row 7: Purl.

Row 8: Knit.

Rep Rows 7-8 once more.

 

Shoulder Shaping (short rows)

Row 9: P to last 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5) sts, wrap and turn.

Row 10: Knit.

Row 11: P to last 8 (8, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10) sts, wrap and turn.

Row 12: Knit.

Row 13: P to last 12 (12, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15) sts, wrap and turn.

Row 14: Knit.

Row 15: P to end, picking up the wraps and purling them together with the wrapped sts.

Row 16: Knit.

BO all sts purlwise.

Back

Rejoin yarn to Back sts on hold with the WS facing.

Work same as Front until end of Armhole Shaping (Row7) – 60 (64, 68, 72, 74, 76, 76, 78, 78) sts.

 

All Sizes

Row 8: Knit.

Row 9: Purl.

Rep Rows 8-9, 18 (19, 20, 20, 19, 19, 19, 18, 16) more times.

 

Neck and Shoulder Shaping

Row 10: K23 (25, 26, 28, 29, 29, 29, 30, 29) Right Back sts, BO 14 (14, 16, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18, 20) sts, k23 (25, 26, 28, 29, 29, 29, 30, 29) Left Back sts.

Leave Right Back sts on circular needles on hold. Now work the Left Back sts back and forth.

Left Back

Row 1: Purl.

Row 2: BO 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts, k to last 4 sts, wrap and turn – 20 (21, 22, 24, 25, 25, 25, 25, 24) sts.

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: BO 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) sts, k to last 8 sts, wrap and turn – 17 (18, 19, 20, 21, 21, 21, 21, 20) sts.

Row 5: Purl.

Row 6: K to last 12 (12, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15) sts, wrap and turn.

Row 7: Purl.

Row 8: K to end, picking up the wraps and knitting them together with the wrapped sts.

Row 9: Purl.

BO all sts knitwise.

Reattach yarn to Right Back at neck center.

Right Back

Row 1: BO 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts, P to last 4 sts, wrap and turn – 20 (21, 22, 24, 25, 25, 25, 25, 24) sts.

Row 2: Knit.

Row 3: BO 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) sts, P to last 8 sts, wrap and turn – 17 (18, 19, 20, 21, 21, 21, 21, 20) sts.

Row 4: Knit.

Row 5: P to last 12 (12, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15) sts, wrap and turn.

Row 6: Knit.

Row 7: P to end, picking up the wraps and purling them together with the wrapped sts.

Row 8: Knit.

BO all sts purlwise.

Finishing

Sew shoulders using mattress stitch.

 

Neckline

Using smaller needles, pick up and k73 (76, 80, 84, 84, 87, 87, 91, 95) sts around neck starting at one shoulder. Join in the rnd and pm at the beg of your rnd.

Knit 1 rnd.

BO all sts loosely knitwise.

 

Armholes

Using smaller needles, pick up and k63 (71, 79, 83, 88, 96, 103, 109, 115) sts around armhole starting at shoulder. Join in the rnd and pm at the beg of your rnd.

Knit 1 rnd.

BO all sts loosely knitwise.

Repeat for the other armhole.

Weave in all ends, wash and block to dimensions.

 

Add fringes

Use a cardboard about 5” long to cut 3 threads of about 10″. Fold them in half, insert crochet hook into the CO edge and pull it, then pass the thread through the loop to attach the fringe. Repeat 15 (16, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30) more times, spacing fringes about 2″. yarn ball

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