Boy’s Retro Tank Top by Tina Barrett
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Boy’s Retro Tank Top

Knitting
August 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1140 - 1710 yards (1042 - 1564 m)
0-6 months (6-12, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 years)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This classic tank top was designed by Tina Barrett for Blacker Swan 4-ply. Tina was inspired by vintage knitting patterns. This tank top will keep your little child warm and stylish!

To Fit Bust:

0-6 months (6-12, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 years)

Garment Measurements:

Chest: 47 (66, 66, 76, 76, 84) cm / 18.5 (26, 26, 30, 30, 33)”

Back Length: 23 (28, 33, 38, 43, 46) cm / 9 (11, 13, 15, 17, 18)”

Sleeve Length: 15 (19, 22, 27, 29, 32) cm / 6 (7.5, 8.5, 10.5, 11.5, 12.5)”

Armhole Depth: 10 (11, 14, 15, 17, 18) cm / 4 (4.5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7)”

Yarn:

Blacker Swan (4-ply; 100% Falkland Islands Merino Wool; 175 m / 190 yds per 50g)
Main Colour: Stone (grey); 2 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) balls
CC A: Sheeps Sorrel (oxblood); 1 ball
CC B: Dusty Miller (white); 1 ball
CC C: Sky Grey (blue); 1 ball

Gauge:

26 sts x 36 rows = 10 cm / 4” using the larger needles and
working in stocking stitch

Always use needles which result in the correct size after blocking.

Needles:

3.25 mm (US 3) - straight knitting needles;
2.75 mm (US 2) - straight knitting needles

Notions:

2 stitch holders, darning needle

Notes:

This garment is knitted flat and then seamed. The front is all Fair Isle and the back is all the main colour.

Level of difficulty:

Intermediate