Chevron Rib Tank

May 14, 2007
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Designer: Ann Budd
Published: May 15, 2007
Technique: Decreasing, Increasing, Ribbing
Skill Level: Intermediate

This casual tank is worked in a simple garter-rib pattern. The ribs on the back are vertical, but paired decreases at the center front, offset by single increases at each side edge, cause the ribs to form a chevron pattern and point at the lower front edge. The front neck is bound off in a single row—the stitch pattern forms the V shape. The neck and armhole edges are finished with a row of single crochet.

Finished Size: 34½ (37½, 40½)” (87.5 [95, 103] cm) bust/chest circumference. Tank shown measures 37½” (95 cm).

Yarn: Blue Sky Organic Cotton (100% organic cotton; 150 yd [137m]/100 g): bone (natural white), 3 (4, 4) balls.

Needles: Size 8 (5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker; tapestry needle; size H/8 (4.75-mm) crochet hook.

Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter rib patt; 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st.

Skill level: Intermediate.


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shivers079 wrote
on May 14, 2010 10:41 PM

about to start attempting my first garment!  gulp

PeggyK@5 wrote
on Mar 22, 2010 1:14 PM

Terrific pattern and fun to knit.  Having almost finished the back, I decided that I liked the wrong side better, so used it as the 'right side'. I had chosen a rich beige wool, but thought it needed a pick-up.  I knitted the front half beige and half a multi-color with matching beige in it.

To top it off, I used the multi-color and finished all edges by knitting I-cord onto hem, armholes and neck!  I never wear it without receiving compliments!

Peg Krents

PeggyK@5 wrote
on Mar 22, 2010 1:13 PM

Terrific pattern and fun to knit.  Having almost finished the back, I decided that I liked the wrong side better, so used it as the 'right side'. I had chosen a rich beige wool, but thought it needed a pick-up.  I knitted the front half beige and half a multi-color with matching beige in it.

To top it off, I used the multi-color and finished all edges by knitting I-cord onto hem, armholes and neck!  I never wear it without receiving compliments!

Peg Krents

on Feb 26, 2010 10:09 AM

id like to know is this one size fits all

PeggyK@5 wrote
on Oct 27, 2009 4:21 PM

What a fabulous vest.  I took the liberty of playing with it a bit.

As I was knitting, I discovered I liked the wrong side better than the right side.  In addition to that, I used different color yarns for each side of the front and then used an I-cord to finish all the edges!

SMASHING, If I say so myself!

Peggy 

PeggyK@5 wrote
on Oct 27, 2009 4:18 PM
PeggyK@5 wrote
on Oct 27, 2009 4:18 PM
PeggyK@5 wrote
on Oct 27, 2009 4:18 PM
on Sep 2, 2009 8:55 PM
ElaineP wrote
on Jun 19, 2009 8:40 AM

I made this pattern a few years ago in organic cotton.  It was lovely to work with but I suggest making the back much longer - it just was too short in contrast to the front. I never did figure out how to shorten the front or lengthen the back to compensate for it.  I just gave it away to a tall thin friend who could carry it off.   - sorry I can't remember how I fudged the pattern to keep the decrease rows looking the same but, indeed yes, I needed to fudge too so that the pattern looked the same going up the front.

on Apr 14, 2009 3:55 PM
hey, there! i've just begun the front side of this tank. wondered if i could get some advice? i was doing fine, til i tried to work the first dec row at the 1/2 in length. i decided to just work in pattern, making sure not to do the M1 increases. but then, after the next purl row, i wasn't sure what row in the pattern i should use? i understand that 3 and 5 are the same, the only difference is whether you start the repeat on the p1 or k2 but, what about row 1? that one has a very different bit in the middle near the marker if i hadn't done the dec row, i would have been on row 5. but, once i'd dec'd and done the purl row, the ribbing didn't seem to line up with any of the RS rows
ErinM wrote
on Oct 27, 2008 6:42 PM

Many websites have foreign language versions of their patterns.

For example lets take Coats&Clark. Go to their home page and select these options (free patterns, then either crochet or knit, and this site has spanish at the very bottom), or use this link:

www.coatsandclark.com/.../Projects

rosa wrote
on Jul 28, 2008 9:16 AM

Thank you very much for tha patern. Tthe last sweater a made was about 20 years ago. I still have lots yarn, I going to star over. I have a top with the chevron desing, and  I would like to make one my self.

It is gooing to be  little hard reading intructions. My first language is spanish. I'll try any way.

Thak you again.