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Zaya Tied Tank

With flirty tie-straps and playful pleats, this tank guarantees you’ll have sun-kissed shoulders. Zaya is designed with a square neck and a lush cable pattern that forms a smocked body. The bodice is worked with 4×2 ribbing. The back and fronts are worked flat from the bottom up and sewn together. First, the pleated peplum is worked from waist to bottom, then the bodice is worked bottom up. This tangerine tank brightens any mood.

Time: 39 Hours

Skill level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 31 (35, 39, 43, 47)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)”

1″ negative ease recommended.

Shown in size 31″

Gauge: 38 sts and 36.5 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in cable patt; 26 sts and 29 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in 4×2 rib, after wet blocking

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Scheepjes Catona (100% mercerized cotton, 136 yards [125 meters]/50 grams): #383 Ginger Gold (7 (8, 9, 10, 11) balls)

Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, waist yarn for provisional CO.

Abbreviations

3/1 RC: Sl next st to cn and hold to back, k3, then k1 from cn.

3/1 LC: Sl next 3 sts to cn and hold to front, k1, then k3 from cn.

3/1 RPC: Sl next st to cn and hold to back, k3, then p1 from cn.

3/1 LPC: Sl next 3 sts to cn and hold to front, p1, then k3 from cn.

3/3 RC: Sl next 3 st to cn and hold to back, k3, then k3 from cn.

3/3 LC: Sl next 3 sts to cn and hold to front, k3, then k3 from cn.

Ssp: (Sl1k to RH needle) twice, return both sts back to LH needle and p2tog tbl. (1 st decreased)

RLI-p: Insert the RH needle from back to front into the right side of the next st one row below, place this stitch on the left needle, and purl this new st. (1 st increased)

Special Stitches

Edge stitch (ES)

Knit the first and last st of every row.

Double selvege stitch (DS)

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 wyib, k1, work in given stitch pattern to last 2 sts, sl 1 wyib, p1.

Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 wyib, p1, work in given stitch pattern to last 2 sts, sl 1 wyif, p1.

Rep Rows 1 & 2 for patt.

Cable Pattern (8-st rep):

Row 1 (RS): ES, k4, *k1, 3/3 RC, k1, rep from * to last 5 sts, k4, ES.

Row 2 & all even rows: Work sts as they present themselves.

Row 3: ES, 3/1 LPC, *3/1 RPC, 3/1 LPC, rep from * to last 5 sts, 3/1 RPC, ES.

Row 5: ES, *p1, 3/3 LC, p1, rep from * to last st, ES.

Rows 7 & 9: ES, *p1, k6, p1, rep from * to last st, ES.

Row 11: ES, *p1, 3/3 LC, p1, rep from * to last st, ES.

Row 13: ES, 3/1 RC, *3/1 LC, 3/1 RC, rep from * to last 5 sts, 3/1 LC, ES.

Row 15: ES, k4, *k1, 3/3 RC, k1, rep from * to last 5 sts, k4, ES.

Row 17: ES, 3/1 LC, *3/1 RC, 3/1 LC, rep from * to last 5 sts, 3/1 RC, ES.

Row 19: ES, *k1, 3/3 LC, k1, rep from * to last st, ES.

Row 21: ES, 3/1 RC, *3/1 LC, 3/1 RC, rep from * to last 5 sts, 3/1 LC, ES.

Rep Rows 1-22 for patt.

Pattern Notes

First the pleated peplum is worked from the waist down, then the bodice is worked from the waist up. The tank is worked in 2 identical pieces that are then seamed.

Pattern

Body (make 2)

Peplum:

Using a provisional cast-on method and waist yarn, CO 130 (146, 162, 186, 202) sts.

Sizes 31 (47)” only:

Row 1 (RS): ES, *p2, k4, rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, ES.

Row 2:  Work sts as they present themselves.

Row 3: ES, *p2, k4, M1, rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, ES. (151 (235) sts)

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Row 5: ES, *p2, k5, rep from * to last o last 3 sts, p2, ES.

Row 6: ES, k2, *M1 p-st, p5, k2, rep from * to last st, ES. (172 (268) sts)

Row 7: ES, *p2, k6, rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, ES.

Row 8 & all even rows:  Work sts as they present themselves.

Row 9: ES, *p2, k6, M1, rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, ES. (193 (301) sts)

Row 11: ES, *p2, k7, rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, ES.

Row 13: ES, *p2, k7, M1, rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, ES. (214 (334) sts)

Row 15: ES, *p2, k8, rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, ES.

Row 17: ES, *p2, k8, M1, rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, ES. (235 (367) sts)

Rows 19 & 21: ES, *p2, k9, rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, ES.

Row 23: ES, *p2, k9, M1, rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, ES. (256 (400) sts)

Row 25:  ES, *p2, k10, rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, ES.

Row 26: Rep Row 2.

BO all sts as they present themselves.

Sizes 35 (39, 43)” only:

Row 1 (RS): ES, p1 (0, 0), k4, *p2, k4, rep from * to last 2 (1, 1) st(s), p1 (0, 0), ES.

Row 2:  Work sts as they present themselves.

Row 3: ES, p1 (0, 0), k4, M1, *p2, k4, M1, rep from * to last 2 (1, 1) st(s), p1 (0, 0), ES. (170 (189, 217) sts)

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Row 5: ES, p1 (0, 0), k5, *p2, k5, rep from * to last 2 (1, 1) st(s), p1 (0, 0), ES.

Row 6: ES, k1 (0, 0), *M1 p-st, p5, k2, rep from * to last 7 (6, 6) sts, M1 p-st, p5, k1 (0, 0), ES. (194 (216, 248) sts)

Row 7: ES, p1 (0, 0), k6, *p2, k6, rep from * to last 2 (1, 1) st(s), p1 (0, 0), ES.

Row 8 & all even rows: Work sts as they present themselves.

Row 9: ES, p1 (0, 0), k6, M1, *p2, k6, M1, rep from * to last 2 (1, 1) st(s), p1 (0, 0), ES. (218 (243, 279) sts

Row 11: ES, p1 (0, 0), k7, *p2, k7, rep from * to last 2 (1, 1) st(s), p1 (0, 0), ES.

Row 13: ES, p1 (0, 0), k7, M1, *p2, k7, M1, rep from * to last 2 (1, 1) st(s), p1 (0, 0), ES. (242 (270, 310) sts)

Row 15: ES, p1 (0, 0), k8, *p2, k8, rep from * to last 2 (1, 1) st(s), p1 (0, 0), ES.

Row 17: ES, p1 (0, 0), k8, M1, *p2, k8, M1, rep from * to last 2 (1, 1) st(s), p1 (0, 0), ES. (266 (297, 341) sts)

Rows 19 & 21: ES, p1 (0, 0), k9, *p2, k9, rep from * to last 2 (1, 1) sts, p1 (0, 0), ES.

Row 23: ES, p1 (0, 0), k9, M1, *p2, k9, M1, rep from * to last 2 (1, 1) st(s), p1 (0, 0), ES. (290 (324, 372) sts)

Row 25: ES, p1 (0, 0), k10, *p2, k10, rep from * to last 2 (1, 1) st(s), p1 (0, 0), ES.

Row 26: Rep Row 2.

BO all sts as they present themselves.

All sizes:

Bodice:

Remove the provisional CO and place the live sts on to needle. (130 (146, 162, 186, 202) sts)

Work 2 rows in St st.

Next row (RS): Work Row 1 of cable patt following chart, or written instructions.

Cont to work cable patt until 2 reps are complete, then work Rows 1-19 once more. (63 rows)

Transition row (WS, dec): Work sts as the present themselves and dec evenly 26 (28, 30, 42, 44) sts. (104 (118, 132, 144, 158) sts rem)

Beg 4×2 rib as follows:

Sizes 31 (35)” only:

Set-up row (RS): ES, k2 (0), *p2, k4, rep from * to last 5 (3) sts, p2, k2 (0), ES.

Sizes 39 (43, 47)” only:

Set-up row (RS): ES, p3 (3, 1), k4, *p2, k4, rep from * to last 4 (4, 2) sts, p3 (3, 1), ES.

All sizes:

Cont in 4×2 rib as established until back measures 18.40 (18.10, 18.50, 18, 18.20)” from CO edge.

Shape armhole:

Next row (RS): BO 3 (5, 9, 10, 12) sts at the beg of row, work to end. (101 (113, 123, 134, 146) sts rem)

Next row (WS): BO 3 (5, 9, 10, 12) sts at the beg of row, work to last 2 sts, ssp. (97 (107, 113, 123, 133) sts rem)

Next row (RS): BO 2 sts at the beg of row, work to last 2 sts, k2tog. (94 (104, 110, 120, 130) sts rem)

Next row (WS): BO 2 sts at the beg of row, work to last 2 sts, ssp. (91 (101, 107, 117, 127) sts rem)

Next row (RS): BO 1 st at the beg of row, work to last 2 sts, k2tog.(89 (99, 105, 115, 125) sts rem)

Next row (WS): BO 1 sts at the beg of row, work to end. (88 (98, 104, 114, 124) sts rem)

Next row (Dec Row) (RS): DS, ssk, work to last 4 sts, k2tog, DS. (86 (96, 102, 112, 122) sts rem)

Rep Dec Row 3 (4, 5, 8, 9) more times. (80 (88, 92, 96, 104) sts rem)

Cont even until armhole measures 3.25 (3.55, 3.75, 4, 4.25)”, finishing with a WS row.

Shape neck:

Next row (RS): DS, (p1, k1) 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) times, p1, sl 1 wyib, RLI-p, and place these 13 (13, 13, 15, 15) sts on holder (left tie), BO next 55 (63, 67, 67, 75) sts, sl 1 st wyib, (p1, k1) 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) times, p1, DS. (13 (13, 13, 15, 15) sts each side)

Right tie:

Next row (WS): DS, k1, (p1, k1) 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) times, DS.

Cont working tie in 1×1 rib as established until tie measures 26 (27, 27, 28, 28)”. BO in patt.

Left tie:

Place held 13 (13, 13, 15, 15) left tie sts back on the needle and work as for right tie.

Finishing

Block all pieces to finished measurements. With yarn threaded on a tapestry needle, sew side seams with mattress stitch. Weave in ends.

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