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Roosevelt Tank

Knitting
May 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
404 - 606 yards (369 - 554 m)
6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 2 yrs, 3 yrs, 4 yrs, 5 yrs, 6 yrs
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This sweet and versatile tank features clean i-cord edges and a simple A-line shape. Short rows help shape and create extra fabric for the face-framing neckline gathers. The gathers are fastened with a statement button – this is your opportunity to use up that special button you’ve been saving. Knit in one piece from the bottom up, finishing couldn’t be easier. Make it longer to wear as a tunic or dress.

Stats/Specifications:

Finished Size: 19 (20, 22, 23¼, 25, 26, 27, 28)” bust circumference to fit 6m (9m, 12m, 2y, 3y, 4y, 5y 6y). Samples measures 23¼”.

Yarn: Quince and Co. Finch (100% American wool; 221 yards 202 meters/50 grams); 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) in Bird’s Egg.
Needles: US size 5 circular needles. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch holders; One ¾” statement button (button shown is a Jennie the Potter Ladybug button), 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) ½” shell buttons for back slit opening.

Gauge: 24 sts and 33 rows = 4” in Stockinette.

** Additional Notes:**

1) Hem side slits are worked flat separately and then joined to knit the body in the round. Back and fronts are split at armholes and worked separately. Shoulders are joined with 3-needle bind off.

2) Self-finishing i-cord edge the armholes, hem side slits, and back opening slit.