Lakota Tank by Sarah Wilson

Lakota Tank

by Sarah Wilson
April 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette in the round
US 5 - 3.75 mm
900 - 1375 yards (823 - 1257 m)
32 (36, 38, 42, 46 1/2) inch bust
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I lived in Columbia for two years while Doc was completing his vascular surgery residency. Columbia is the location of Missouri’s largest state college. The style there is anything-goes, and while lounging at one of my favorite coffee shops it’s not uncommon to see students walking about in pajamas, sweat pants, or something that looks like the wearer should be headed to a period costume party. Inspired to make something that was at once comfortable, casual, and stylish, I created this one-shoulder tank with a gentle A-line shape topped with a bit of simple lace. Worked in one seamless piece from the top down, the stockinette body provides plenty of mindless, post-study knitting, while a lace ruff provides some pizzazz and technical difficulty. Want your ruff a bit rufflier? Simple instructions are included for that modification.

6-page PDF includes both a chart and written instructions for the lace.

Note: The yarn the sample was made from has been discontinued; I suggest Valley Yarns Goshen as a substitute.

32 (36, 38, 42, 46 1/2) inch bust


  • Tahki Yarns Lily (54% cotton, 34% viscose, 12% linen; 114 yd 105 m/50 g); #006 plum, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) balls
  • Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24” circular (cir) needle
  • Spare 24” cir needle in same size or smaller
  • Markers (m)
  • Waste yarn
  • Stitch holder
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

20 sts/30 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette worked in the round