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Lace Tank Top Knitting Pattern

Designed by CoatsCraft.co.uk Design Team

Lace Tank Top Knitting Pattern

Beautiful light weight lace tank top, great for warm weather!

Lace Tank Top Knitting Pattern Sizes:
To fit: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42)" (81 (86, 91, 97, 102, 107) cm)
Finished Chest Measurement: 33.5 (36, 37.5, 40, 42, 43.5)" (85 (91, 95, 101, 107, 111) cm)
Finished Length: 22 (22.5, 23, 23, 23.5, 24)" (56 (57, 58, 59, 60, 61) cm)

Gauge:
20 sts and 31 rows to 4" (10 cm) over lace pattern, 20 sts and 28 rows to 4" (10 cm) over St st with larger needles or size needed to achieve gauge.

Materials:
Size 3 US (3.25 mm) needles Size 5 or 6 US (4 mm) needles
59 " (150 cm) of narrow ribbon
5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) balls Patons Serenity
Color #00004 Pistachio
50% Viscose (from Bamboo), 50% Cotton
131 yards (120 meters)/50 grams

Instructions
Lace Pattern
Row 1 (RS): K2, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl 1 knitwise, k1, psso, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K1, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, sl 1 knitwise, k1, psso; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-4.

Back
With larger needles, cast on 93 (100, 100, 107, 114, 121) sts.
Work Lace patt until Back meas 11 (11.5, 11.5, 12, 12, 12.25)" (28 (29, 29, 30, 30, 31) cm), ending with WS facing for next row.
Next row (WS): P3 (5, 9, 7, 8, 5), p2tog, [p10 (9, 18, 16, 14, 10), p2tog] 7 (8, 4, 5, 6, 9) times, p to end - 85 (91, 95, 101, 107, 111) sts.
Rib patt:
Row 1 (RS): K0 (1, 1, 0, 1, 1), *p1, k1; rep from * to last 1 (0, 0, 1, 0, 0) st, p1 (0, 0, 1, 0, 0).
Row 2: P0 (1, 1, 0, 1, 1), *k1, p1; rep from * to last 1 (0, 0, 1, 0, 0) st, k1 (0, 0, 1, 0, 0).
Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Next row (RS): Rib 6 (9, 3, 6, 9, 3), yo, K2tog, *rib 6, yo, K2tog; rep from * to last 5 (8, 2, 5, 8, 2) sts, rib to end.
Cont in rib patt until Back meas 14 (14.5, 14.5, 15, 15, 15.25)" 36 (37, 37, 38, 38, 39) cm, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape armholes
Keeping to pattern, cast off 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 77 (81, 85, 89, 95, 97) sts.**
Dec 1 st at each end of next 5 (5, 5, 5, 7, 7) rows, then on foll 3 (4, 5, 6, 6, 6) alt rows - 61 (63, 65, 67, 69, 71) sts.
Work even until armhole meas 6 (6, 6.25, 6.25, 6.75, 6.75)" (15 (15, 16, 16, 17, 17) cm), ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape back neck
Next row (RS): Work rib patt 20 (20, 21, 21, 22, 23) sts, turn and work this side first.
Dec 1 st at neck edge of next 8 rows, then on foll alt row -11 (11, 12, 12, 13, 14) sts.
Work 3 rows, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape shoulder
Cast off 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of next row.
Work 1 row.
Cast off rem 6 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts.
With RS facing, rejoin yarn to rem sts, cast off centre 21 (23, 23, 25, 25, 25) sts, rib to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shaping.

FRONT
Work as for Back to **.
Dec 1 st at each end of next 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) rows - 67 (71, 75, 79, 83, 85) sts.
Work 1 (1, 1, 1, 0, 0) row, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape front neck
Next row (RS): work 2 tog, rib 24 (25, 27, 28, 30, 31), turn and work this side first.
Keeping rib correct, dec 1 st at neck edge of next 6 rows, then on foll 3 alt rows, then on 2 foll 4th rows, then on foll 6th row and at same time dec 1 st at armhole edge of 2nd and foll 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 5) alt rows - 11 (11, 12, 12, 13, 14) sts.
Work even until Front matches Back to start of shoulder shaping, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape shoulder
Cast off 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of next row.
Work 1 row.
Cast off rem 6 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts.
With RS facing, rejoin yarn to rem sts, cast off centre 15 (17, 17, 19, 19, 19) sts, rib to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shaping.

Finishing
Sew right shoulder seam.
Neck Border
With RS facing and using smaller needles, pick up 50 (50, 52, 52, 54, 54) sts down left side of front neck, 15 (17, 17, 19, 19, 19) sts from front, 50 (50, 52, 52, 54, 54) sts up right side of front neck, 14 sts down right side of back neck, 21 (23, 23, 25, 25, 25) sts from back, then 14 sts up left side of back neck - 164 (168, 172, 176, 180, 180) sts.
Cast off knitwise (on WS).
Sew left shoulder and Neck Border seam.
Armhole Borders (Both alike)
With RS facing and using smaller needles, pick up 88 (90, 94, 96, 100, 102) sts evenly all round armhole edge.
Cast off knitwise (on WS).
Sew side and Armhole Border seams. Starting and ending either side of centre front, thread ribbon through eyelet holes near lower edge of rib section and tie ends in a bow.

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See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.