Cordia Tank by Kerri Blumer

Cordia Tank

Knitting
March 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
685 - 1265 yards (626 - 1157 m)
27¾ (31¾, 35, 39, 42¼, 46¼, 50¼)" bust circumference; shown in size 35", modeled with 3" of negative ease
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Cordia Tank is a breezy top that will be well suited to your most tropical summer days. This top is offered in seven sizes, with a generous fit over the hips, tapering into a slim bodice for a universally flattering a-line shape. Architectural lines of 1x1 rib are paired with organic cables & eyelets to create a stunning yoke detail, and the entire top is worked in one piece for minimal finishing once the knitting is done!

Suggested Yarn: Mrs. Crosby Hat Box, Stitch Sprouts Yellowstone, or other sport weight yarn that knits to gauge

Sizes: 27¾ (31¾, 35, 39, 42¼, 46¼, 50¼)” / 70.5 (80.5, 89, 99, 107.5, 117.5, 127.5) cm Intended to be worn with 1-5” / 2.5-12.5 cm of negative ease. Shown in size 35” with 3” / 7 cm of negative ease.

Yarn Requirements: 685 (770, 845, 950, 1055, 1145, 1265) yds / 626 (704, 773, 869, 965, 1047, 1157) m

Gauge: 20 sts and 36 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette st in the round on larger needles

Needles and Notions: US size 5 / 3.75 mm circular needle for trims, US 6 / 4 mm circular needle for body and neckline BO, stitch markers, cable needle, stitch holder, tapestry needle

Designer Notes

As this garment is worked in the round, it is recommended to swatch in the round to achieve an accurate gauge measurement. As always, ensure to wash and block your swatch in the same manner in which you will treat the finished garment.

In the detailed pattern schematic, all measurements given are finished garment measurements after garment is blocked. Due to the ribbed side panels, the finished top is about 3” / 7.5 cm narrower in circumference than if you were to knit the body completely in stockinette. When worn, the ribbing will easily accommodate those “lost” inches - and because of this stretchy rib, I strongly suggest knitting a size with at least 1” of negative ease. To achieve a look similar to the pattern photo, select a size that is 1-5” / 2.5-12.5 cm smaller than your full bust measurement, but still gives you extra room in the hips. You can also block the hem more aggressively to add extra drape and circumference to the bottom of the garment.