Free Pattern – Funky Tank Top

Published July 29, 2016 by estherknit

Funky Tank Top 14Machines

These instructions are written for KH260 Brother chunky gauge machines

Measurements

To fit chest size: 102 cm (40 inch)

Actual Measurements: 112 cm (44 inch)

Length from Back of Neck: 74 cm (29 inch)

Materials

Various double knitting yarns in shades of blue, 300 g

A pair of 3¾ mm knitting needles for ribs.

Main tension / gauge

17 sts and 23 rows to 10 cm (4 inches) measured over st.st. MT = 5.

Pattern notes

Twisted rib pattern

Cast on a number of stitches divisible by 2, plus 1.

1st row: K1, * k1 tbl, p1; repeat from * to 1ast 2 sts, k1 tbl, k1.

2nd row: K1 tbl, * p1, k1 tbl; repeat from * to end.

These two rows form the pattern and are repeated.

Random Stripe Pattern

The sweater is knitted in a random stripe pattern using various yarns in shades of blue.

The ribs are knitted in one shade of blue.  Match the stripes for the back and front.

Funky Tank Top 7To knit Sweater

Back

COR. Using the open edge cast on method and WY cast on over 95 needles.

K 6 R. Break off yarn.

Join MY. Knit in random stripe pattern until RC = 78.

Shape armhole

Continue in random stripe pattern.

Cast off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st each end on next and every alt rows 11 times in total. 65 sts remain.

Knit until RC = 150.

Shoulders and neck

Remove centre 37 sts onto WY for back neck.

Remove 14 sts onto WY for right shoulder.

Remove 14 sts onto WY for left shoulder.

Back ribbing

Using 3¾ mm needles, pick up 94 sts from waste yarn at bottom of sweater.

Work 8 rows in twisted k1, p1 rib.

Cast off loosely.

Front

Work as for Back in random stripe pattern to armhole.

RC = 000

Remove all sts to LHS of ‘0’ onto WY.

Put centre st onto a stitch holder for v neck.

Shape armhole and neck

Continue in random stripe pattern as for back.

Cast off 4 sts at beg of next row.  K1R.

Work dec at armhole edge as for Back. (65 sts)

Remove sts on WY.  RC=000.

Work LHS as follows:

Place 32 sts back onto ndls for LHS.

Dec 1 st at neck edge every alt row 18 times in all.

Knit until  RC = 48.

Remove 14 sts for shoulder onto WY.

Work RHS as follows:

Place 32 sts back onto ndls for RHS.

Dec 1 st at neck edge every alt row 18 times in all.

Knit until  RC = 48.  Remove 14 sts for shoulder onto WY.

Front ribbing

Using 3¾ mm needles, pick up 94 sts from waste yarn at bottom of sweater.

Work 18 rows in twisted k1, p1 rib.   Cast off loosely.

Neckband ribbing

Sew left shoulder seam.

With right side facing, pick up 37 sts across back neck, 45 sts down right side of front neck,

1 st at V (mark this stitch with a safety pin or stitch market), 45 sts up left side of front

neck, (128 sts) Work 8 rows in twisted k1, p1 rib, decreasing 1 st either side of V st every alt

row.  Cast off loosely.

Armhole ribbing

Sew right shoulder and neckband seams.

Using 3¾ mm needles pick up 104 sts around armhole.

Work 8 rows in twisted k1, p1 rib.

Cast off loosely.

To make up / Finishing

Sew side seams. Weave in ends.

Funky Tank Top 6

 

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