Heya Tank by Kiyomi Burgin

Heya Tank

Knitting
June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
300 - 940 yards (274 - 860 m)
76 (86, 97, 108, 117)(127, 138, 148.5, 159) cm / 30 (34, 38¼, 42½, 46)(50, 54¼, 58½, 62½)”
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The Heya tank has been updated to include new sizes as of March 2020. Please make sure you are working from the “V3” PDF. Happy knitting - Kiyomi <3

The Heya tank may not end up being the most unique item in your wardrobe, but sometimes simple is best since you can wear it with just about anything! Rustic silk and linen fingering weight yarn knit at a slightly looser gauge produces a fabric that is comfortable to wear even on very warm summer days. Also, since it is knit in two pieces in all over stockinette stitch, it’s easy, and portable and is a great knitting project to take with you while travelling.
This tank is knit in two pieces from the bottom up and then seamed at sides and shoulders. All edges are “unfinished”, meaning there are no edging stitches such as rib or garter stitch that are normally used to help stockinette stitch lay flat. With blocking, the Handmaiden Flyss yarn will lay flat. If substituting with another yarn of a different fibre content, be sure to block your swatch and make sure it holds a nice flat horizontal edge when dry. If not, perhaps try working a couple rows of garter stitch (knit every row) after the cast on.

Sizes
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)

As of March 2020, sizes 8 and 9 were added. They have not been tested. For any concerns, please contact me!

Finished bust circumference (after seaming): 76 (86, 97, 108, 117)(127, 138, 148.5, 159) cm / 30 (34, 38¼, 42½, 46)(50, 54¼, 58½, 62½)”. See schematic for other measurements on page 6

To be worn with 0-5 cm / 0-2” positive ease. Choose a size closest to your actual bust size, or slightly larger.
Sample shown is in size 2 with approx 5 cm / 2” positive ease on model.

Recommended Yarn
1 (1, 1, 2, 2)(2, 2, 3, 3) skein(s) of Handmaiden Fine Yarn Flyss (65% silk, 35% linen; 400 m / 437 yds per 100 g / 3½ oz) shown in colour “Mink”
OR
approx 280 (340, 395
, 460, 515)(600, 680, 800, 850) m/ 320 (370, 430, 500, 570)(660, 750, 880, 940) yds of a similar fingering weight yarn
size 3 requires almost the full skein of yarn. Consider buying extra yarn just in case!

Yarn Substitute Ideas ($-$$$)
(Cellulose fibres and silk blends suggested, but not limited to)

  • Sandnesgarn Tynn Line
  • Knit Picks Lindy Chain
  • Knit Picks Simply Cotton Organic Fingering
  • Lion Brand LB Collection Merino Silk Cotton Yarn
  • Lana Grossa Meilenweit Solo Cotone Solid / Uni
  • Katia Lino 100%
  • Knitting For Olive Pure Silk
  • Quince & Co Sparrow
  • BC Garn Soft Silk
  • Shibui Reed
  • Akara Yarns Silk Linen Fingering
  • Handmaiden Flyss

Needles and Notions

  • 3.25 mm/ US 3 knitting needles in your preference for working flat, or size needed to obtain correct gauge
  • 4.5 mm/ US 7 knitting needles in your preference for working flat (for bind off only)
  • Large stitch holder or waste yarn
  • 3 removable stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

Gauge
23 sts x 32 rows = 10 cm/ 4” on 3.25 mm/ US 3 needles in St st, blocked
Adjust needle size if needed to obtain correct gauge