A Hot-Weather Pattern

Tiger-Teddy Tank Top

Pant! Pant! Bengalina relaxes under a shade tree. Her rainbow cotton tank top helps her keep cool. Here’s how you make it:

(Worked on size 8 needles with worsted-weight cotton yarn)

Front:

Cast on 42 stitches

Work 2 rows knit 1 purl 1 ribbing

Next row: Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit until last 3 stitches, knit 2 together, knit 1

Work 6 rows stockinette stitch, starting with a purl row

Row 7: Purl 1, purl 2 together, purl to last 3 stitches, purl  2 together, purl 1

Row 8: Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 2 together, knit to last 5 stitches, knit 2 together, knit 2 together, knit 1

Row 9: Repeat row 7

Row 10: Knit 1, knit 2 together 3 times, knit to last 7 stitches, knit 2 together 3 times, knit 1

Row 11: Purl 1, purl 2 together twice, purl to last 5 stitches, purl 2 together twice, purl 1

Row 12: Knit

Row 13: Purl

Row 14: Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit to last 3 stitches, knit 2 together, knit 1

Row 15: Purl

Row 16: Knit

Row 17: Purl

Row 18: Knit 5, cast off 10, knit 5

With left (attached) five stitches, work 6 rows stockinette stitch, starting with a purl row

Bind off

Re-attach yarn to right five stitches and work 6 rows stockinette stitch, starting with a purl row

Bind off

Right side:

                Cast on 18 stitches

                Work 2 rows knit 1, purl 1 ribbing

                Work 16 rows stockinette stitch

                Row 17: Knit 15, knit 2 together, knit 1

                Row 18: Cast off 12, purl 5

                Work 6 rows stockinette stitch with remaining 5 stitches, starting with a knit row

                Bind off

Left side:

                Cast on 18 stitches

                Work 2 rows knit 1, purl 1 ribbing

                Work 16 rows stockinette stitch

                Row 17: Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 15

                Row 18: Purl 5, cast off 12

Re-attach yarn to remaining five stitches and work 6 rows stockinette stitch, starting with a knit row

Bind off

Finishing:

  1. 1.       Sew side seams 2 ½ inches up from the bottom.
  2. 2.       Sew shoulder seams.
  3. 3.       Weave in all ends.
  4. 4.       Sew on 3 snaps for closure.
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One Response to A Hot-Weather Pattern

  1. agujasblog says:

    How cute. And what a cooperative model!

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