Itsy-Bitsy Teeny-Weeny Purple Polka-Dot Tankini by Zoë Sargent

Itsy-Bitsy Teeny-Weeny Purple Polka-Dot Tankini

Knitting
November 2004
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
930 - 1302 yards (850 - 1191 m)
To fit bust: 34 (36, 38)"
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Pattern description from Stitch ‘N Bitch Nation: “Last winter I made the bikini from the first Stitch ‘n Bitch book and added my own polka-dot pattern. I liked it a lot, but wanted something a little different, and even more dots. Several revisions and a billion polka dots later, this tankini was born. The top can work with shorts or a skirt off the beach, too. The yarn I used has a bit of elastic for a nice snug fit. I modeled the bottoms on my favorite, best-fitting underwear. They have a good amount of coverage but won’t make you look like you’re wearing granny panties. It’s perfect for sunbathing and frolicking on the beach. Have fun, and don’t forget your sunscreen!”

Sizes:

  • Women’s S (M, L)
  • Finished Bust: 28 (31, 33)“
  • Finished Hip: 28½ (30, 32½)“
  • To fit bust: 34 (36, 38)“
  • To fit hips: 36 (38, 40)“

Special Skill: Fair Isle

Materials:

  • Cascade Fixation (98.3% cotton, 1.7% elastic; 50g/186yds)
  • MC: 4 (5, 6) skeins #2406 Light Purple
  • CC: 1 skein #6388 Dark Purple
  • US 3 (3.25mm) straight needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch holder
  • 2 yards ¼“ elastic
  • Sewing needle and thread