Faux Ruffle Tank by Leigh Radford
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Faux Ruffle Tank

September 2005
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch (St st)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
5.0 mm (H)
1073 yards (981 m)
32 (36, 40, 44)" chest

Pattern description from Alterknits: “This tank is worked in one color and then embellished with novelty yarn sewn into the rib panel to create the look of a ruffle. Ribbon alone or a combination of ribbon and yarn work just as well for the ruffle. Experiment to figure out what you like best.”

Finished Measurements: 32 (36, 40, 44)“ chest


  • S.R. Kertzer Super 10 (100% mercerized cotton; 249 yards/125 grams): 4 skeins (MC). #3832 stonewash
  • S.R. Kertzer Ranee (80% nylon/20% polyester; 77 yards/50 grams): 1 skein (CC). #51 dark blue

Needles: One set straight needles size US 8 (5mm). Change needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn needle, size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook, stitch markers.

Additional Gauge: ; 19 sts and 28 rows = 4” in Rib panel

Note from Alterknits: “To create smooth edges on garment pieces, work edge (selvedge) stitches throughout pattern, as follows: Slip the first st knitwise on every row, and knit the last st.