Livonia Tank by Angela Hahn

Livonia Tank

April 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette st
US 11 - 8.0 mm
440 - 820 yards (402 - 750 m)
Garment bust measurement: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)"/81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142) cm.

Working a traditional lace pattern in a wide tape yarn gives this tank a modern edge. Even though the yarn is classified as bulky weight and works up quickly on large needles, the tape construction and fiber mix give it a wonderful drape.

Intermediate: Skills include reading charts, lace
knitting, duplicate stitch grafting, picking up
stitches, short rows, and three-needle bindoff.
See Techniques section beginning on page
146 for photo tutorials on picking up stitches,
duplicate stitch grafting, and working short rows.

Shown in size S with +2”/5 cm ease. Intended to fit with -1”/2.5 cm to
+3”/7.5 cm ease at bust.

• The lace band is worked sideways, the ends
grafted, and then stitches for the bodice are
picked up from one edge and worked in the
round to the armholes
• Instructions are given for the contrast color
duplicate stitch method of grafting on page
155, but the Kitchener stitch may also be
used if preferred (instructions not included)
• Instructions for lace stitch pattern are given
in chart and written form

There is no waist shaping, so tank length
is easily changed: add/subtract rows to
stockinette stitch section before starting to
shape armholes.