Lydia Tank by Courtney Little

Lydia Tank

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June 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
294 - 442 yards (269 - 404 m)
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

Lydia 2.0 is now available! Thank you so much for all your support on the original, and I hope you will enjoy the new version! Lydia 2.0 is a separate listing/download, so if you purchased the original, please check your pattern updates/email for a PDF ’update’ laying out all the changes and improvements for 2.0 (+ a coupon code!). If you have any questions, let me know!

The Lydia Tank is comfortable, delicate, and fierce with lace detailing and a low V back. All the goodness rolled up into one little tank. I am insanely excited about this design, and I hope you enjoy working it!


Pattern Type: Knitting
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Written in English and US terms
Designed in 2 general sizes (S/M and L/XL, details below)
Skills to know: Provisional/tubular cast on, knit, purl, twisted stitches, decrease, yarn over, lace work, seam, three-needle bind off, among other techniques

You’ll receive:

Complete row-by-row instructions on how to knit the Lydia Tank
Written and video instruction for the cast on technique used
Written instruction plus chart for the lace section

You’ll need:

Approximately 294 - 442 yards sport weight 3 yarn
Sample made with Primrose Yarn Co. Meera (Heads Will Roll)
US size 6 (4mm) knitting needles, or as needed to obtain gauge
Removable/locking stitch marker
Yarn or tapestry needle

Notes on sizing:

S/M (suggested bust measurement approx. 30”- 37”)
Panels: 16.5”L x 16.5”W
Armhole Depth: 9”

L/XL (suggest bust approx. 38”- 44”)
Panels: 20”W x 19.5”L
Armhole Depth: 10”

Full, detailed schematic included with pattern.


4” = 18 sts/28 rows
1 lace repeat (16 sts/30 rows) = 3.5”W/5”L
Worked in stockinette on US size 6 (4mm needles)

All measurements are approximate and taken with the piece laying flat, after blocking.