Zinnia Tank by Angela Hahn
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Zinnia Tank

Knitting
May 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette St
US 7 - 4.5 mm
640 - 1120 yards (585 - 1024 m)
XS-3X; garment bust measurements from 29 1/2"/75 cm to 53"/135 cm
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The boldly colored floral yoke is the focal point of this tank. In traditional Fair Isle fashion, only two colors are worked on each round, although a total of four different colors are used. Optional duplicate stitching (see photos of front of garment) is used to accent the center of each flower. After the yoke is completed, stitches are picked up around the bottom edge and worked down for the body; short rows are used to shape the upper part of the front and back to the yoke. With gentle waist shaping and simple rolled edges at hem and armholes, this tank has classic lines that work well with both casual and dressy outfits.

Difficulty: Intermediate to advanced: Skills include stranded knitting, following a color chart, knitting in the round, picking up stitches, Knitted Cast-On, and short row shaping.

Garment Measurements
Bust: 29½ (33¾, 37, 41¼, 44¾, 48¾, 53)”/75 (85.5, 94, 105, 113.5, 124, 135) cm
Waist: 26 (30¼, 33¾, 38, 41¼, 45½, 49¾)”/66.5 (77, 85.5, 96.5, 105, 115.5, 126) cm
Hip: 31¼ (35¼, 38¾, 43, 46¼, 50½, 54¾)”/79 (90, 98.5, 109, 117.5, 128.5, 139) cm
Armhole depth: 6¾ (7, 7½, 8, 8½, 9, 9½ )”/17 (18, 19, 20.5, 21.5, 23, 24.5) cm
Length: 22¼ (22¾, 23¼, 23¾, 24¼, 24¾, 25¼)”/57 (58, 59, 60, 61.5, 62.5, 64) cm

Yarn:
Color A:
540 (620, 690, 760, 830, 920, 1020) yd/500 (570, 640, 700, 770, 850, 940) m medium weight #4 yarn (shown in Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, 80% cotton, 20% merino wool; 215 yd/197 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein, color CW-452 Jubilant Jade, 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins)
Color B: 40 yd/35 m medium weight #4 yarn (shown in Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, color CW-915 Majestic Orchid, 1 skein)
Color C: 40 yd/35 m medium weight #4 yarn (shown in Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, color CW-100 Cotton Ball, 1 skein)
Color D: 20 yd/15 m medium weight #4 yarn (shown in Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, color CW-690 Alpine Lilac, 1 skein)

Needles: US 7/4.5 mm 24-40”/60-100 cm circular needle, depending on selected garment size, for Body; 24”/60 cm circular needle for stranded yoke; 16-20”/40-50 cm circular needle or double pointed needles (dpn), for armhole edgings. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge: 19 sts and 25 rnds in St st = 4”/10 cm square, blocked. 21 sts and 25 rnds in stranded pattern = 4”/10 cm square, blocked.

Pattern Notes
Stranded yoke is worked first, from bottom up, in the round. Stitches for front and back are picked up from bottom edge of yoke and worked down; short rows shape front and back to yoke. After front and back are joined at underarms, body is worked down in the round. Armhole edgings added during finishing.