Escalante Tank by Hannah Singleton

Escalante Tank

Knitting
June 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
290 - 1070 yards (265 - 978 m)
XS(S, M, L, XL)(XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
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This versatile strappy tank will become a summer staple. Named after canyon country in Southern Utah, the lines on this top resemble the steep sandstone walls of the desert.

Sizing Notes
If you knit it with the built-in pattern ease, you’ll get a drapey tank with a looser bust — great for layering with a bralette and for those with a fuller bust. If you’d prefer a tighter cami-style fit with more support, or if your bust is less full, you may want to size down from what you typically wear. I recommend you wear this tank with anything from 2 - 6” negative ease (even with some negative ease, the style of the pattern has the feel and fit of positive ease.)

Needles & Notions

US 6 / 4mm, or size needed to achieve gauge, in 24 - 40” circular needle

US 6 / 4mm, or size needed to achieve gauge, DPNS for i-cord (optional but recommended)`

Stitch marker, stitch holders and/or scrap yarn, tapestry needle,

Sizing
XS(S, M, L, XL) (XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
#sizeinclusive up to a 64” bust.
Bust Measurements
29(33, 37, 41, 45)(49, 53, 57, 62)”
73.5(83, 94, 104, 114)(124.5, 134,5, 144.5, 155) cm
Finished Garment Measurements
27(30.5, 35, 39, 43) (47, 51, 55, 59)”
68.578, 89, 99, 109 cm
Ease
2-6” (5 - 15 cm) of negative ease.

Sizing Tip: If in doubt, size down!
If you’re between sizes or want a tighter fit around the bust, size down! The built-in ease will produce a tank with a lot of drape and looser cups -- perfect for a flowy garment to pair with a bralette, especially for those with fuller busts. If you intend to wear it without a bra or have a smaller bust-to-waist ratio, you’ll want to size down for a tighter fit of the cups.

Note: This tank has not been tested for sizes 4XL or 5XL. If you are interested in testing one of these sizes, please send me a message and I will send you a free copy of the pattern.

Gauge
21 stitches and 32 rows per 4”/ 10cm on main needle in stockinette stitch, wet blocked.

Yarn
Any sport/DK weight yarn that gets gauge (The sample is knit with Manos del Uruguay Milo, a merino/linen blend at 380yds/100g)

Low Back: Approximately 290(340, 420, 500, 600)(700, 790, 890, 1000) yds or 265(310, 385, 460, 550)(640, 725, 820, 915) meters

High Back: Approximately 310(370, 450, 530, 640)(750, 850, 960, 1070) yds or 280(340, 410, 480, 580)(680, 770, 870, 980) meters

Construction
This tank is knit from the bottom up. It is separated for the armholes, then the back and front panels are knit flat separately. Decreases along the neckline and back shape the garment, and i-cord straps and edging finish off the piece.

Techniques
I-Cord Cast-On, Applied I-Cord, Three-Needle Bind Off, Picking Up Stitches, Decreases, Horizontal Seaming (minimal, to tidy up straps)’

Schematic

Garment Bust Circumference
27(30.5, 35, 39, 43) (47, 51, 55, 59)” 68.578, 89, 99, 109 cm

Underarm to Top of Cup
6.25(7, 7.5, 8, 8.75)(9.25, 9.75, 10.25, 10.5)” 16(18, 20, 21.5, 22)(23.5, 18, 26, 26.5)cm

Single Cup Width at Widest Point
6.25(7, 8, 8.75, 10)(10.75, 11.5, 12.5, 13.5)” 15.5(17, 20.5, 22, 25)(27, 29, 32, 34)cm

Front Cup Height from Neckline
3.25(3.75, 4.25, 4.5, 5)(5.25, 5.5, 6, 6)” 8(9.5, 11, 11.5, 13)(13.5, 14, 15, 15) cm

Underarm to Hem Edge
7.5(8, 8.5, 9, 10)(11, 11.5, 12, 12.5)” 19(20.5, 21.5, 23, 25.5)(28, 29.5, 30.5, 31.5)cm