Pink Sunrise Tank

Cute pockets combined with a feminine lace panel result in the essential tank design for a day spent outside enjoying the summer weather. Wear it with any cute pair of shorts, and then layer it with a cardigan when the weather gets cooler.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 32 (34, 38, 42, 47, 50)” to fit bust 32 (34, 38, 42, 47, 50)”

0” ease recommended.

Shown in size 34”

Gauge: 22 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st with larger needles after wet blocking

19 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Lace pattern with larger needles after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Light weight yarn Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino (51% Silk, 49% Merino Wool; 150 yards [137 meters]/50 grams): #427 Party Pink, 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8) balls

Needles: US size 6 (4 mm): 24″, 32″ or 40″ circular

Notions: Markers; tapestry needle; stitch holders or waste yarn

Pattern Notes

This top is worked bottom up seamlessly to pockets, then pocket linings are joined. After that the top is worked to desired length to the armholes. Upper Front and Back are worked separately to shoulders. Front has central lace panel. Pockets, pocket linings and sides are worked is St st. The neckline is quite low.

Pattern

Pockets

With larger needles, CO 33 (33, 35, 35, 37, 37) sts.

Work in St st for 5½” / [14 cm].

Break yarn, leaving a 10″ tail. Place open sts on a stitch holder.

Rep for 2nd pocket.

Body

With smaller needles, CO 186 (200, 222, 238, 268, 284) sts. Join to work in rnd, PM for beg rnd.

Rib Rnd (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to end.

Work Rib Rnd 3 more times.

Switch to larger needles.

Set-up Rnd: K19 (17, 20, 18, 21, 18), PM (Right Side), k16 (18, 17, 19, 18, 21), PM, work Chart A over next 65 (65, 81, 81, 101, 101) sts, PM, k16 (18, 17, 19, 18, 21), PM (Left Side), k19 (17, 20, 18, 21, 18), PM, p1, k to last 2 sts, p2tog – 185 (199, 221, 237, 267, 283) sts.

Rnd 1: (K to M, SM) twice, work next row Chart A, SM, (k to M, SM) twice, p1, k to last st, p1, SM.

Work as est until piece meas 6″ / [15 cm].

Next Rnd 1: BO 33 (33, 35, 35, 37, 37) sts, SM, work next row Chart A, SM, BO 33 (33, 35, 35, 37, 37) sts, SM, p1, k to last st, p1, SM.

Next Rnd 2 (joining pocket linings): With RS pocket lining facing, k across 33 (33, 35, 35, 37, 37) sts of pocket lining, SM, work next row Chart A, SM, k across 33 (33, 35, 35, 37, 37) sts of 2nd pocket lining, SM, p1, k to last st, p1, SM.

Set-up Rnd: K19 (17, 20, 18, 21, 18), PM (Right Side), k to M, SM, work next row Chart A, SM, k16 (18, 17, 19, 18, 21), PM (Left Side), k to M, SM, p1, k to last st, p1.

Next Rnd: (K to M, SM) twice, work next row Chart A, SM, (k to M, SM) twice, p1, k to last st, p1, SM

Work as est, repeating last rnd for 10 more rnds.

Dec Rnd: K to 3 sts before M, ssk, k1, SM, k1, k2tog, k to M, SM, work next row Chart A, SM, k to 3 sts before M, ssk, k1, SM, k1, k2tog, k to M, SM, p1, k to last st, p1, SM – 4 sts dec’d.

Work as est until piece meas 17” / [43 cm] or to desired length, AT THE SAME TIME repeating Dec Rnd in 20 rnds once more, ending with an even Chart row – 177 (191, 213, 229, 259, 275) sts.

Armholes

Rnd 1: K to 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) sts before M, BO 8 (10, 10, 12, 12, 12) sts, k to M, SM, work next row Chart A, SM, k to 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) sts before M, BO 8 (10, 10, 12, 12, 12) sts, k to M, p1, k to last st, p1, SM – 161 (171, 193, 205, 235, 251) sts.

The Front and Back will now be worked separately. Place live Front sts on a stitch holder.

Back

77 (85, 93, 103, 115, 124) sts on the needles.

Working in patt as est, BO 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) st at beg of next 2 rows.

Work 2 rows straight.

BO – (-, -, -, 1, 1) st at beg of next 2 rows.

Work 2 rows straight.

BO – (-, -, -, -, 1) st at beg of next 2 rows – 14 (18, 18, 20, 22, 24) sts dec’d; 63 (67, 75, 83, 93, 100) sts.

Work as est until Armhole meas 6 (6¼, 7, 7½, 8¼, 8½)” / [15 (16, 18, 19, 21, 21.5) cm], ending with a WS row.

Neckline and Shoulders

Row 1 (RS): K14 (16, 16, 18, 20, 22) sts, BO until there are 14 (16, 16, 18, 20, 22) sts on LN left, k to end.

Left Back Shoulder

Row 1 (WS): BO 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts, p to end.

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

Row 3: Rep Row 1.

Row 4: Knit.

Row 5: BO rem sts.

Right Back Shoulder

WS facing, rejoin yarn.

Row 1 (WS): BO 3 sts, p to end.

Row 2 (RS): BO 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts, k to end.

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Row 5: Rep Row 3.

Row 6: BO rem sts.

Front

WS facing rejoin yarn. Place open front sts on working needles.

84 (86, 100, 102, 120, 127) sts on the needles.

Working in patt as est, BO 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) st at beg of next 2 rows.

Work 2 rows straight.

BO – (-, -, -, 1, 1) st at beg of next 2 rows.

Work 2 rows straight.

BO – (-, -, -, -, 1) st at beg of next 2 rows – 14 (18, 18, 20, 22, 24) sts dec’d; 70 (68, 82, 82, 98, 103) sts.

Work as est in patt for 1″ / [2.5 cm], ending with a WS row.

Neckline Shaping

Next Row (RS): Work in patt over next 23 (25, 25, 27, 29, 31) sts, BO until there are 23 (25, 25, 27, 29, 31) sts on LN, work in patt to end.

Working in patt, BO at neckline edge 3 sts once, 2 sts twice, then 1 st every 2nd row 3 times, then 1 st every 4th row 2 times – 11 (13, 13, 15, 17, 19) sts.

Work as est until Armhole meas 6 (6¼, 7, 7½, 8¼, 8½)” / [15 (16, 18, 19, 21, 22) cm], ending with a RS row.

Right Front Shoulder Shaping

Row 1 (WS): BO 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts, p to end.

Row 2 (RS): Knit.

Rep Rows 1-2 once more.

Row 5: BO rem sts.

Left Front Neckline Shaping

Working in patt, BO at neckline edge 3 sts once, 2 sts twice, 1 st 3 times, then 1 st every 4th row 2 times – 11 (13, 13, 15, 17, 19) sts.

Work as est until Armhole meas 6 (6¼, 7, 7½, 8¼, 8½)” / [15 (16, 18, 19, 21, 22) cm], ending with a WS row.

Left Front Shoulder Shaping

Row 1 (RS): BO 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts, k to end.

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Rep Rows 1-2 once more.

Row 5 (RS): BO all rem sts.

Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.

Neckline Binding

With smaller needles, beg at Right Shoulder, pick up and k28 (28, 36, 38, 42, 52) sts along Back neckline, then 46 (52, 58, 62, 68, 84) sts along front neckline, PM for beg rnd – 74 (80, 94, 100, 110, 136) sts.

Work in St st for 3 rows.

BO all sts.

Armhole Binding

With smaller needles, beg at center underarm, pick up and k70 (78, 88, 92, 100, 104) sts. Join in rnd, PM for beg rnd.

Work in St st for 3 rows.

BO all sts.

Rep for 2nd armhole.

Weave in all the ends. Wet block to measurements.

Schematics

Measurements

yarn ball

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