The Perfect Summer Tank by Rohn Strong

The Perfect Summer Tank

August 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 8 - 5.0 mm
440 - 1300 yards (402 - 1189 m)
XS - 6X
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“Maycomb was a tired old town, even in 1932 when I first knew it. Somehow, it was hotter then. Men’s stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon after their three o’clock naps. And by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frosting from sweating and sweet talcum. The day was twenty-four hours long, but it seemed longer. There’s no hurry, for there’s nowhere to go and nothing to buy…and no money to buy it with.”
- Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

This is the perfect tank for that first week of August, that week in which the sun seems to hang above the world in a constant state of forbearance, where the horizon is muddled with the waves of heat and humidity. A vintage look with a modern fit, this tank is worked from bottom up for stability but could easily be adapted for seamless construction. The Stockinette Stitch and Reverse Stockinette Stitch stripes are added to break up the monotony of endless Stockinette.


Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice (100% Acrylic 3.5oz/185yds);
2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins Aqua (A)
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skein Grey Marble (B)

US 8 (5.0mm) needles

Finished Size
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL)
Bust: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70) in.
Length: 22.5 (23.5, 23.5, 24.5, 24.5, 25.5, 25.5, 26.5, 26.5, 27.5) in.

20sts and 20 rows = 4 in. If your gauge is not that given here, try a smaller or larger needle until you obtain this gauge. If you have to use a different size needle from that called for, it will not in any way alter the garment provided you knit to gauge.