Tattoo Tank by Marly Bird
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Tattoo Tank

January 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
30.5 (34.5, 38.5, 42.5, 46.5, 50.5)
This pattern is available from for $6.50.

When I noticed that one of my friends had a tattoo on the back of her neck that I had never seen because her hair always covered it I thought about doing a similar thing to a knitted piece. Hence, the tattoo tank is born.

The A-line shape and flouncy edge of this shell benefits from the weighty drape of the silk/bamboo blend yarn. The heart place at the high neck on the back adds a bit of surprise and interest…just like a tattoo!

This is a super easy project and can have HBD added to give a better fit for the more ample knitter :-)

This piece is worked in the round to the armholes, then front and back are worked separately. For the smallest size, you many want to purchase a third skein, as the second skein will be completely used up.

Sizes 30½ (34½, 38½, 42½, 46½, 50½)“ bust circumference; shown in size 34½” with minimal ease
Yarn Lorna’s Laces Pearl (51% silk, 49% bamboo; 220 yd 201 m/100 g):
• #509 satsuma (orange multi), 2 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins (see Notes)
Gauge 20 sts and 24 rows = 4” in St st
• Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16” and 24” circular (cir) needles
• Two markers (m)
• Stitch holders
• Yarn needle