Demeter Tank by Ashwini Jambhekar

Demeter Tank

August 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette and Lace pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
700 - 1450 yards (640 - 1326 m)
29 (33¾, 38½, 41, 46, 50¾, 53)"
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Intricate leaf and cable details will make this tank the centerpiece of any summer ensemble. Cables form princess seam lines, while an easy eyelet pattern of miniature leaves blooms over the center front and back. The width of the lace panel is proportional across sizes. This tank is worked from the bottom up, flat, and seamed; tips are provided for working the pattern in the round from the bottom to the armholes, and flat thereafter. Both charted and written instructions for working flat and in the round are provided for all stitch patterns. The body has options for waist shaping, or a more relaxed A-line shape. Neckline and armhole finishes are worked by picking up stitches and working in the round.

Finished measurements:
29 (33¾, 38½, 41, 46, 50¾, 53)“ / 73.5 (85.5, 98, 104.5, 117, 129, 135) cm bust circumference.

Top is designed to be worn with 0-2” / 0-5 cm positive ease. Shown in size 33¾“ with 1½” / 4 cm ease.

Full schematic is shown in images at left.

Yarn: 700 (800, 950, 1050, 1200, 1350, 1450) yards/ 650 (750, 900, 1000, 1100, 1250, 1350) meters

A Hundred Ravens Iachos (400 yards / 366 meters per 3.53 ounce / 100 gram skein; 100% Superwash Merino Wool) in color Apollo.

Needles and Gauges:
US #3 needles / 3.25 mm: 28 stitches x 38 rows = 4 x 4” / 10.2 x 10.2 cm in Stockinette Stitch and Alternating Leaf Pattern. Adjust needle size if needed to obtain gauge. Needles may be any style suitable for knitting flat.

US #2 / 2.75 mm: Use one size smaller than needle used to obtain gauge above. Any style suitable for working 13-16” circumferences in the round is recommended.

Yarn needle
Cable needle
Stitch markers (6 minimum, additional may be helpful).

The abbreviations page, which lists all techniques used, is pictured at left.

Pattern involves working multiple shapings (e.g. shoulders and neckline) simultaneously, while also adding or removing stitches from the stitch patterns. Explicit row-by-row directions are not provided, but general tips are given.

Pattern is an 8-page pdf, consisting of one cover page, one page of notes, one page of abbreviations, one page of stitch patterns, 3 pages of instructions, and one schematic page.