Crane Hill Tank by Miriam L. Felton

Crane Hill Tank

March 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
5.5 mm (I)
475 - 1085 yards (434 - 992 m)
XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, see notes
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This project mixes knit and crochet together.

Miriam was teaching in Florida when she was struck by the beauty of the sandhill cranes. Those cranes inspired the name of this tank which she designed in the round in crochet for the body, then divided and knit for the front and back of the arm and neck shaping. Amy was thrilled with the name because those same sandhill cranes make a visit to Alaska each fall and spring signaling the change in seasons.

Crane Hill is a wonderful dip of your toe into the warm waters of crocheting a garment. You’ll practice your increasing and decreasing skills without worrying about sizing and shaping in the crochet part of the garment. The small bit of positive ease in the tank means the crochet fabric falls gently and can be a great summer shell or a layering piece in cooler months.

Yarn: 475 (575, 680, 780, 870, 980, 1085) yards of aran weight linen tape yarn. Shown in Quince & Co Kestrel (100% Organic Linen, 76 yds/50g) in “ebb tide”.
Hook: 5.5mm
Needle: US 8 (5mm)
Crochet Gauge: 1 repeat in Ripple Stitch = 3” 6 rows in Ripple Stitch = 3.75”
Knit Gauge: 18 sts & 24 rows = 4” square in stockinette
Finished sizes: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) corresponding to 26.75 (32, 37.25, 42.75, 48, 53.25, 58.75)“ actual bust. This piece is meant to be worn with positive ease and is shown in 32” size on a 32” bust model. Choose a size with up to 2 inches of positive ease. There is some flexibility in blocking, so you can block it a little larger than the measurements if you need.
Notions: one coilless pin marker, one knitting stitch marker, and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends.