Tidal Tank Top

Effortless style with casual femininity was the inspiration for this raglan-style tank top. The lacy border and a fitted silhouette combine with a flattering raglan shoulder line and a diamond-shaped aperture to create plenty of visual interest in this fun-to-knit project.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 32.5 (35.25, 37.5, 42.5, 47.5, 52.25) / [82.5 (89.5 95.25, 108, 120.25, 132.75) cm]

1” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 37.5”

Gauge: 23 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Anzula Squishy (80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 385 yards [352 meters]/114 grams): 111317 Blueberry (2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4) hanks)

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

Notions: Markers, stitch holders or scrap yarn, tapestry needle, US size F (3.5 mm) Crochet hook, 1.25″ shank button

Special Stitches

Lower Lace Pattern

Rnd 1: K2, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, k3.

Rnd 2 and all even numbered rnds: Knit.

Rnd 3: K1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, k2.

Rnd 5: (K2tog, yo) twice, k5, (yo, ssk) twice, k1.

Rnd 7: (Yo, ssk) twice, k5, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1.

Rnd 9: K1, (yo, ssk) twice, k3, (k2tog, yo) twice, k2.

Rnd 11: K2, (yo, ssk) twice, k1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3.

Rnd 13: K3, yo, ssk, yo, cdd, yo, k2tog, yo, k4.

Waist Lace Pattern

Rnd 1: K4, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3.

Rnd 2 and all even numbered rnds: Knit.

Rnd 3: K3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2.

Rnd 5: K2, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k.

Rnd 7: K2, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k.

Rnd 9: K3, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k2.

Rnd 11: K4, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3.

Rnd 13: K5, yo, cdd, yo, k4.

Pattern Notes

Body is worked in the round to the yoke then back and forth. The tunic can also be reversed so that the high aperture is worn in the front instead of the back.

Pattern

Body

CO 196 (210, 224, 252, 280, 308), pm, join for working in the nd.

Purl 3 rnd.

Knit 1 rnds.

Work Rnds 1-13 of Lower Lace Pattern.

Knit 1 rnd.

Purl 3 rnds.

Work even in St st until piece meas 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 7)” / [10 (10, 12.75, 12.75, 15.25, 17.75) cm] from CO edge.

Setup Rnd: K98 (105, 112, 126, 140, 154), pm, knit to end.

Dec Rnd: *K1, k2tog, knit to 3 sts from end, ssk, k1; rep from * once more. (4 sts dec’d)

Rep Dec Rnd every 6th rnd 8 (8, 7, 7, 6, 5) times. (160 (174, 192, 220, 252, 284) sts)

Work even until piece meas 11 (11, 11.5, 11.5, 12, 13)” / [28 (28, 29.5, 29.5, 30.5, 33) cm] from CO edge.

Next Rnd: *K8 (3, 0, 2, 6, 10) , work Waist Lace Pattern to m; rep from * once more.

Work Rnds 2-13 of Waist Lace pattern.

Knit 1 rnd.

Inc Rnd: *K1, m1l, knit to 1 st from m, m1r, k1; rep from * once more. (4 sts inc’d)

Rep Inc Rnd every 8th rnd 6 (6, 5, 5, 4, 3) times. (188 (202, 216, 244, 272, 300) sts)

Work even until piece meas 20 (20, 21, 21, 22, 22)” / [50.75 (50.75, 53.5, 53.5, 56, 56) cm] from CO edge.

Yoke

Separate for Front and Back.

Work 1 rnd even.

Place previous 94 (101, 108, 122, 136, 150) on holder or scrap yarn for Back. (94 (101, 108, 122, 136, 150) live sts rem on needles)

Front

Underarm Dec Row: K1, sssk, knit to 4 sts from end, k3tog, k1. (4 sts dec’d)

Purl 1 WS row.

Rep Underarm Dec Row every RS row 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 9) times. (74 (81, 84, 94, 108, 110) sts)

Knit 1 WS row.

Shoulder Dec Row: K1, ssk, knit to 3 sts from end k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d)

Purl 1 WS row.

Rep Dec Row every RS row 12 (14, 13, 14, 17, 16) more times. 48 (51, 56, 64, 72, 76) sts

Knit 1 WS row.

Shape Straps

Left Strap

K9 (10, 11, 11, 13, 14), place rem sts on holder or scrap yarn.

Work in St st for 1” / [2.5 cm], place sts on holder or scrap yarn.

Right Strap

Place 9 (10, 11, 11, 13, 14) on needles.

With WS facing, rejoin yarn and purl across.

Work in St st for 1” / [2.5 cm], place sts on holder or scrap yarn.

Back

Shoulder shaping is continued through Aperture Shaping. Be sure to read through carefully before starting.

Place Back sts on needles and rejoin yarn.

Underarm Dec Row: K1, sssk, knit to 4 sts from end, k3tog, k1. (4 sts dec’d)

Purl 1 WS row.

Rep Underarm Dec Row every RS row 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 9) times. (74 (81, 84, 94, 108, 110) sts)

Knit 1 WS row.

Shoulder Dec Row: K1, ssk, knit to 3 sts from end k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d)

Purl 1 WS row.

Rep Dec Row every RS row 3 (5, 4, 5, 8, 11) times. (66 (69, 74, 82, 90, 94) sts)

Purl 1 WS row.

Shape Aperture Left Dec (RS): K1, ssk, k27 (29, 31, 35, 39, 41), k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d)

Purl 1 WS row.

Next Row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to 3 sts from end, k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d)

Rep Dec Row every RS row twice more.

Purl 1 WS row.

Shape Aperture Left Inc (RS): K1, ssk, knit 1 st from end, m1l, k1.

Purl 1 WS row.

Rep Inc row every RS 3 more times. (24 (26, 28, 32, 36, 38) sts)

Purl 1 WS row.

Place sts on holder or scrap yarn.

With RS facing rejoin yarn.

Shape Aperture Right Dec (RS): K1, ssk, knit to 3 sts from end, k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d)

Rep Dec Row every RS row twice more.

Purl 1 WS row.

Shape Aperture Right Inc (RS): K1, m1r, k to 3 sts from end, k2tog, k1.

Purl 1 WS row.

Rep Inc row every RS 3 time. (24 (25, 28, 32, 36, 38) sts)

Purl 1 WS row.

Place sts on holder or scrap yarn.

Join Shoulders

Carefully return Right Front sts to needle and 9 (10, 11, 11, 13, 14) Right Back sts, from the shoulder edge, to the other needle. Using the Kitchener method to graft sts together. Carefully return Left Front sts to needle and 9 (10, 11, 11, 13, 14) Left Back sts, from the shoulder edge, to the other needle. Using the Kitchener method to graft sts together.

Neckline

Starting that the Right Back Edge, return 15 (15, 17, 21, 23, 24) sts to needle, pick up but do not knit 6 (7, 8, 8, 10, 11) along shoulder strap, return 30 (31, 34, 42, 46, 48) Front sts, pick up but do not knit 6 (7, 8, 8, 10, 11) along shoulder strap, return 15 (15, 17, 21, 23, 24) Left Back sts to needle.

With RS facing, rejoin yarn and purl 2 rnds.

BO pwise.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Block to schematic measurements.

Using crocket hook, make a 1” [2.5 cm] chain, fold chain in half and sew onto Right top of Aperture.

Sew button of left top of Aperture.

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