Oorik tank top by Mary Jane Mucklestone
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Oorik tank top

Knitting
September 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Fair Isle stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
565 - 691 yards (517 - 632 m)
To fit chest: 43 (48, 53) cm [17 (19, 20¾) in]
Errata available: acknitwear.co.uk

This is the final pattern from A Year of Techniques - a collection of 12 patterns to teach you new knitting skills.

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Worked entirely in the round, this sweet little tank top uses steek bridges to create arm and neck openings.

KNITALONG
The thread for all questions queries about these socks can be found here: February KAL

SIZES
Approximate age: 6 (12, 24) months
To fit chest: 43 (48, 53) cm [17 (19, 20¾) in]
Finished chest size: 48 (53, 57.5) cm [19 (20¾, 22¾) in]
Total length: 29 (31.5, 34) cm [11¼ (12½, 13¼) in]
Length to armhole: 19 (21, 21) cm [7½ (8¼, 8¼) in]
Armhole depth: 10 (10.5, 13) cm [4 (4¼, 5) in]
Back neck width: 8.5 (9, 9) cm [3¼ (3½, 3½) in]
Shown in largest size.

YARN
Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight (4ply / fingering weight; 100% Shetland wool; 172m per 50g ball)
Yarn A: Gaulmogot (2006); 1 x 50g ball all sizes

Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight (4ply / fingering weight; 100% Shetland wool; 115m per 25g ball)
Yarn B: Shade FC15; 1 (1, 2) x 25g balls
Yarn C: Shade 9144; 1 x 25g ball all sizes
Yarn D: Shade 66; 1 x 25g ball all sizes
All the yarn to make Oorik is available in our online shop.

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
1 set 2.5mm US 1.5 circular needles, 40cm 16in long, or your preferred needles for knitting in the round
1 set 3.25mm US 3 circular needles, 40cm 16in long, or your preferred needles for knitting in the round
Stitch markers of different colours
Stitch holders or waste yarn
Tapestry needle
T-pins for blocking
Sharp scissors
Crochet hook of a similar size to the main knitting needles for crocheted steeks (optional)

TENSION
25 sts and 30 rounds to 10cm 4in over Fair Isle stocking stitch, using 3.25mm needles, after washing and blocking

TECHNIQUES
Please refer back to January’s tutorial on managing dominance in Fair Isle knitting. Instructions for backwards loop cast on and three-needle cast off are also included.

PATTERN NOTES
The body is worked entirely in the round to the shoulders, using steeks for the armholes and front and back necks. The edging and neckband are worked in the round by picking up stitches and working 1x1 rib. You can customise the length of your vest by adding pattern rounds before casting on for steeks.

ERRATA
The pattern is missing the instruction to break yarns at the end of step 2.

VIDEO TUTORIAL
A video tutorial to walk you through working with steeks is available at Mason-Dixon Knitting.