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Agave Tank

Knitting
December 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches in agave stitch pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3.25 mm (D)
390 - 1135 yards (357 - 1038 m)
Bust Circumference: 28.75 (32.25, 35.75, 39.25, 43, 46.5, 50) in/73 (82, 91, 100, 109, 118, 127) cm
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You’ll love this breezy tank for balmy days. The delicate lace pattern is is intuitive and fun to knit, and the top-down seamless construction makes it a quick project. Line it with a tank top, or wear it as a swim suit coverup while lounging in the sun.

You have two versions to choose from: an elegant tunic, and a shorter version with a wide and breezy hem.  Criss-crossed straps give a comfortable, secure fit.

Sizes & Finished Measurements
Pattern is designed to be worn with 1-2 in/2.5-5 cm of negative ease at the bust since the lace is very stretchy.
Bust Circumference: 28.75 (32.25, 35.75, 39.25, 43, 46.5, 50) in/73 (82, 91, 100, 109, 118, 127) cm

Long sample shown in size 32.25 in/82 cm with 1.75 in/4.5 cm of negative ease on model
Short sample shown in size 28.75 in/73 cm with 1.25 in/3 cm of negative ease on model

Yarn
LONG VERSION
575 (650, 760, 835, 975, 1055, 1135) yd/525 (595, 695, 765, 890, 965, 1040) m fingering weight yarn

Shown in Rowan Panama (55% Rayon, 33% Cotton, 12% Linen; 148 yd/135 m per 50g skein)
Color: #310 Aster; 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8) skeins

SHORT VERSION
390 (440, 505, 550, 615, 665, 715) yd/355 (400, 460, 505, 565, 610, 670) m fingering weight yarn

Shown in Rowan Panama (55% Rayon, 33% Cotton, 12% Linen; 148 yd/135 m per 50g skein)
Color: #304 Orchid; 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins

Gauge
Gauge measurement should be taken after blocking.
21 sts/31 rnds = 4 in/10 cm in lace pattern using larger needle
19 sts/32 rnds = 4 in/10 cm Garter stitch pattern using smaller needle

Needles & Notions
Needle Sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to obtain gauge.
US #3/3.25mm double-point needles (used for i-cord straps)
US #5/3.75mm 24 in/60 cm circular needle
US #6/4.0mm 24 in/60 cm circular needle

size D crochet hook
tapestry needle

Skills
lace (charted and written instructions given), increase purl wise, single crochet,I cord

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Photos by Kathy Cadigan
Model Credit: Jessie Kwak