Crossbill Tank by Miranda Jollie

Crossbill Tank

Knitting
January 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
503 - 875 yards (460 - 800 m)
Bust 77 (90, 103, 117, 130) cm
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This versatile tank features a slipped-stitch pattern inspired by the beak of Britain’s only endemic bird, the Scottish Crossbill. Its criss-crossed beak is a perfectly designed tool for extracting its favourite seeds from the cone of the Scots pine.

The textured pattern is created using a slipped-stitch technique. This pattern is knitted flat in two pieces (front and back) that are then joined. Stitches for the armholes are picked up and knitted, and then the piece is sewn up.