Sheer Illusion Tank by Lindsay Lewchuk

Sheer Illusion Tank

Knitting
July 2014
Lace ?
28 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in double stranded Stockinette stitch using US 3/ 3.25mm needles (washed & dried)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
5.5 mm (I)
1050 - 2056 yards (960 - 1880 m)
32”/ 81.5cm (34”/ 86.5cm, 36”/ 91.5cm, 38”/ 96.5cm, 40”/ 101.5cm, 42”/ 106.5cm, 44”/ 112cm, 46”/ 117cm, 48”/ 122cm)
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With figure flattering construction details, the Sheer Illusion tank is a fun garment to knit and striking to wear. The front features single stranded work above the bust line, which creates a sheer effect, double stranded work through the body, which provides stability and shape, and a peplum hem, which floats the tank away from the hips for comfort and concealment. The back is abounding in detail too. Sheer knit envelops the entire upper back accented with a keyhole opening and button closure for added style. Finished with an easy rolled edging, the simple pattern repeat adds knitting and textual interest.

Tech edited pattern includes written directions, pattern repeat charts, short row shoulder drop charts, a glossary, pictures, and notes.

Finished Sizes:
32”/ 81.5cm (34”/ 86.5cm, 36”/ 91.5cm, 38”/ 96.5cm, 40”/ 101.5cm, 42”/ 106.5cm, 44”/ 112cm, 46”/ 117cm, 48”/ 122cm)

Materials:
2 Skeins Americo Original Abrazos – sample shown in ice blue
     55% bamboo, 44% cotton (socially responsible)
     1028 yards/ 940 meters
     100 grams/ 3.53 ounces
US 4/ 3.5mm circular needles
US 3/ 3.25mm circular needles
US 2/ 2.75mm straight needles
US 2/ 2.75mm DPNs for edging
I (US 9/ 5.5mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle
1 Blue Mussel Shell Button 0.5”/ 12.5mm

Gauges:
Body Gauge - 28 sts and 46 rows using US 3/ 3.25mm needles with yarn double stranded in Stockinette stitch (washed & dried).
Sheer Gauge - 29 sts and 50 rows using US 2/ 2.75mm needles with yarn single stranded in Stockinette stich (washed & dried).

Special Notes:

  • The fabric has a unique drape. Make sure to wash and block your swatch before knitting.

  • If substituting yarn, make sure the yarn matches the washed & dried gauge. The sheer top is achieved by single stranding the yarn. If substituting yarn, look for one that creates a similar difference when changing the stranding.

  • The body of the garment is knit in the round with yarn held double. This transitions to knitting flat with the yarn held single in the back at the arm opening bind offs and in the front after end of the first pattern repeat.