Pebbles Tank by Kathleen Fernandez

Pebbles Tank

Knitting
November 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
300 - 650 yards (274 - 594 m)
XS, S(M, L, XL, 2XL)(3XL)
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This loose fitting top marries my love of buttons and texture. The ribbed hem cinches in at the waist just a little for some shaping, while the double moss stitch give it textural complexity. The length of the top and straps are easily adjusted to allow the waist to fall exactly where you want it to.

Sizes:
XS, S(M, L, XL, 2XL)(3XL)

Finished Garment Measurement (circumference) as follows:
30.5, 34.5(38.5, 42.5, 46.5, 51.25)(55.25)”
76, 86(96, 106, 116, 128)(138)cm

This range of finished garment measurements will accommodate bust sizes from 28”/71cm to 54”/137cm.

The length from the front hem to front neckline ranges from 11.25”/28.5cm to 15”/38cm.

Positive ease ranges from 1”/2.5cm to 2”/5cm.

Yardage:
300-350, 340-390(400-460, 440-500, 510-580, 570-650)(640-710)yds
270-320, 310-360(370-420, 400-460, 470-430, 520-290)(590-650)m

Note: Factor in more yarn if you plan on making a longer top.

Suggested Needles:
US 1.5 (2.5mm) for the ribbed hem and US 4 (3.5mm) for the main body and strap.

Suggested Yarn:
Cotton House Silky Cotton, DK/8-ply (50% cotton 30% tencel 20% wool, 348yd/318m; 190g/6.5oz).

For this design, I recommend a DK weight cotton-wool blend yarn that has some elasticity to it. Cotton is a good summer fibre that is breathable and cooling while the wool gives it the needed memory and elasticity.

Make sure to choose a yarn that is soft and comfortable against your skin. Something like a 100% superwash merino could work, but you might want to size up to accommodate the higher level of elasticity.

Gauge:
20 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10cm in Double Moss Stitch on US 4 (3.5mm) needles knit flat and blocked.

Techniques:
Alternating cable cast on, bind-off, selvedge stitches, decreasing, holding stitches, making buttonholes, wet blocking, seaming.