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Breezy Sleeveless Swing

A-line shaping and a handkerchief hem give this sleeveless tank youthful swing.

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This flattering tank features A-line shaping, a handkerchief front hem, and a V-neck. The front "handkerchief" point is formed by pairing increases at the side edges with decreases on both sides of the center ribs. The center-front ribs are crossed into a single cable that defines the V-neck opening; the ribs then extend to the shoulder and across the back neck. With no armhole or front-neck finishing, this tank is a breeze to knit. Made out of soft cotton yarn, it is super-comfortable to wear.
Finished Size: 36 (37 1/2, 40, 41 1/2, 44)" (91.5 [95, 101.5, 105.5, 112] cm) bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 40" (101.5 cm).
Yarn: Grignasco Mexico (100% cotton; 93 yd [85 m]/50 g): #987 baby pink, 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) balls.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st on larger needles.
Needles: Body-Size 6 (4 mm); Edging-Size 4 (3.5 mm). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch holders; markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits Spring 2000

SKU: EP1009

Author/Speaker/Editor: Norah Gaughan

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

Cute top -- wash your gauge swatch! Review by Rose White

It's a very nice, very knittable tank, and I loved it the first time I wore it, in 2001. Unfortunately, I had not washed my gauge swatch *exactly as I planned to wash the garment*, and it shrank lengthwise. I wasn't using the suggested yarn; I forget which cotton I had used. Of course this could be said for any pattern, but it was a hard lesson to learn. :/

(Posted on 4/21/11)