Worked simply in summer yarn with a bit of lace, Indium is a bubble tank perfect for lazy warm days. Topdown seamless construction with no shaping makes a carefree top with a casual fit; wear it longer like the sample, or make a cropped version and accentuate the easy shape.
Construction: Indium is a re-working of one of my very first patterns, Teal Bubble - a one-sized, cropped tank designed with the same construction, yarn and lace detail. Now available in seven sizes, with chart and full written instructions in my usual pattern style, it is worked seamlessly from the top down all in one piece; the straps are CO provisionally and worked as I-cord, then stitches are cast on to the live straps and joined in the round for the top edge. After the lace cable edging is worked, stitches are increased for the body and worked straight to the hem, where a rapid decrease pulls in the bottom ribbing, creating the bubble shape.
Techniques & Skills Used: provisional CO, I-cord, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, cable CO, working in the round; pattern instructions are fully written, with a chart also provided for the lace stitch pattern.
Size: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 44, 48)” bust; shown in second size with 1” negative ease at bust and 4” negative ease at hip. The straight body creates a bubble shape, fitted at the top and bottom, with positive ease between.
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Sport (60% pima cotton, 40% Modal; 110 yards/100m/50g), shown in Platinum; 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins, or approximately 550 (575, 600, 650, 675, 750, 800) yards of sport weight cotton blend yarn.
Other Materials: US 3 (3.25mm) dpns (optional) for icord; US 3 (3.25mm) and US 4 (3.5mm) 24” circular needles, or size to match gauge; Stitch marker (1); Scrap yarn for provisional CO; Stitch holders (3); Yarn needle.
Gauge: 24 st and 33 rows/4” in stockinette stitch on larger needle, 20 st and 32 rows/4” in lace cable pattern on smaller needle, after blocking.
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