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.