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The Weekend Tank

This beautifully simple tank is flattering and modern with its moss stitch edging and straps, paired with elegant lace detail. It’s also the perfect tank for layering. The pattern involves one color of yarn and is worked mainly in the round. Knit in one weekend, you’ll be wearing your own Weekend Tank by next weekend.

Time: Weekend Project

Skill Level: Beginner

Size: Finished Bust Size 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58)” to fit bust 33.5 (37.5, 41.5, 45.5, 49.5, 53.5, 57.5)”

0.5” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 38”

Gauge: 25 sts and 34 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Lana Grossa Lace Seta Mulberry (35% Mulberry Silk, 35% Baby Alpaca, 30% Merino Wool; 191 yards [175 meters]/50 grams): 002 (4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) balls).

Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) 24” circular

Notions: Markers, tapestry needle

Lace Chart (in the round)

Row 1: Ktbl, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, ktbl.

Row 2: K.

Rep Rows 1-2 for pattern.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round from the bottom up.

Pattern

CO 224 (248, 276, 300, 324, 348, 376) sts. Connect to work in the rnd.
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 2: *P1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnds 1-2 until piece measures 2”.

Rnd 3: K53 (59, 66, 72, 78, 84, 91), pm, Lace Chart, pm, k106 (118, 132, 144, 156, 168, 182), pm, Lace Chart, pm, k53 (59, 66, 72, 78, 84, 91).

Rep Rnd 3, slipping markers, until piece measures 15”.

Rnd 4: [K1, p1] 10 times, k33 (39, 46, 52, 58, 64, 71), sm, Lace Chart, sm, k33 (39, 46, 52, 58, 64, 71), [k1, p1] 20 times, k33 (39, 46, 52, 58, 64, 71), sm, Lace Chart, sm, k33 (39, 46, 52, 58, 64, 71), [k1, p1] 10 times.

Rep Rnd 4 until piece measures 16”.

Rnd 5: BO 13 sts, [p1, k1] 3 times, p1, k33 (39, 46, 52, 58, 64, 71), sm, Lace Chart, sm, k33 (39, 46, 52, 58, 64, 71), [p1, k1] 3 times, p1, BO 26 sts, [p1, k1] 3 times, p1, k33 (39, 46, 52, 58, 64, 71), sm, Lace Chart, sm, k33 (39, 46, 52, 58, 64, 71), [p1, k1] 3 times, p1, BO 13 sts. 172 (196, 224, 248, 272, 296, 324) sts; 86 (98, 112, 124, 136, 148, 162) sts for Front and Back.

Work front and back separately at the same time following the below instructions for both, working them both flat.

Row 6: [P1, k1] 3 times, p1, work next 33 (39, 46, 52, 58, 64, 71) sts in St st, sm, Lace Chart, sm, work next 33 (39, 46, 52, 58, 64, 71) sts in St st, [p1, k1] 3 times, p1.

Work Row 6 for a total of 0 (0, 0, 4, 4, 8, 8) rows.

Row 7 (RS): [P1, k1] 3 times, p1, k2tog, k11, [p1, k1] for 46 (58, 72, 84, 96, 108, 122) sts, k11, ssk, [p1, k1] 3 times, p1. (84 (96, 110, 122, 134, 146, 160) sts)

Row 8: [P1, k1] 3 times, p1, p2tog, p10, [p1, k1] for 46 (58, 72, 84, 96, 108, 122) sts, p10, ssp, [p1, k1] 3 times, p1. (82 (94, 108, 120, 132, 144, 158) sts)

Row 9: [P1, k1] 3 times, p1, k2tog, k9, [p1, k1] for 46 (58, 72, 84, 96, 108, 122) sts, k9, ssk, [p1, k1] 3 times, p1. (80 (92, 106, 118, 130, 142, 156) sts)

Row 10: [P1, k1] 3 times, p1, p2tog, p8, [p1, k1] for 46 (58, 72, 84, 96, 108, 122) sts, p8, ssp, [p1, k1] 3 times, p1. (78 (90, 104, 116, 128, 140, 154) sts)

Row 11: [P1, k1] 3 times, p1, [k2tog] 2 times, k5, [p1, k1] for 46 (58, 72, 84, 96, 108, 122) sts, k5, [ssk] 2 times, [p1, k1] 3 times, p1. (74 (86, 100, 112, 124, 136, 150) sts)

Row 12: [P1, k1] 3 times, p1, [p2tog] 2 times, p5, [p1, k1] for 42 (54, 68, 80, 92, 104, 118) sts, p5, [ssp] 2 times, [p1, k1] 3 times, p1. (70 (82, 96, 108, 120, 132, 146) sts)

Row 13: [P1, k1] 3 times, p1, [k2tog] 2 times, k3, [p1, k1] for 42 (54, 68, 80, 92, 104, 118) sts, k3, [ssk] 2 times, [p1, k1] 3 times, p1. (66 (78, 92, 104, 116, 128, 142) sts)

Row 14: [P1, k1] 3 times, p1, sp2p, [p1, k1] for 46 (58, 72, 84, 96, 108, 122) sts, sp2p, [p1, k1] 3 times, p1. (62 (74, 88, 100, 112, 124, 138) sts)

Row 15: [K1, p1] 7 times, k1, BO 32 (44, 58, 70, 82, 94, 108) sts, [k1, p1] 7 times, k1. (30 (30, 30, 30, 30, 30, 30) sts; 15 (15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15) sts on each side)

Work remaining sts separately as left and right shoulder straps.

All Straps

Row 16 (WS): K2tog, [p1, k1] 6 times, p1. (14 sts)

Row 17 (RS): Ssk, [p1, k1] 6 times. (13 sts)

Row 18: P2tog, [p1, k1] 5 times, p1. (12 sts)

Row 19: Ssp, [p1, k1] 5 times. (11 sts)

Row 20: K2tog, [p1, k1] 4 times, p1. (10 sts)

Row 21: Ssk, [p1, k1] 4 times. (9 sts)

Row 22: [K1, p1] 4 times, k1.
Rep last row until armhole length 7.5 (8, 8, 8.5, 8.5, 9, 9)”.

BO all sts.

Finishing

Sew the front strap BO edges to the back strap BO edges.

Weave in ends and wet block to measurements.

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Comments
  • Pattern notes says “this pattern is worked from the bottom down”. Not being snarky, just wanted to bring to your attention.

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Good catch! It should definitely be “bottom up”. Thanks for bringing this to our attention! – Nicola, Editor

      Reply
  • Pamela L.

    Can you make this in cotton for a summer weight tank? I’m a noobie and am just not sure if it would look right.
    Thanks for your advice!

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hello Pamela! I’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor

      Reply
    • Fiona M.

      Hi Pamela! Yes you can definitely make this tank in a cotton based yarn and that would be really nice for summer. The main difference you would notice from the photographed sample is that in cotton it would have more drape. The photographed sample uses a fibre blend (Lana Grossa Lace Seta Mulberry with 35% Mulberry Silk, 35% Baby Alpaca, 30% Merino Wool) and the wool in the blend provides a little bit of structure / stiffness.

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  • Melinda K.

    Hello, I see it is a bit short, could I make this top longer by just adding extra rows in the beginning? I am fairly new to knitting and still have so much to learn, thank you.

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hello! I’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor

      Reply
  • Melinda K.

    Me again, lol, sorry, but what does this mean…. Work Row 6 for a total of 0 (0, 0, 4, 4, 8, 8) rows.

    Reply

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