Portico Tank by Irina Anikeeva

Portico Tank

Knitting
March 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in St st on larger needle
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
750 - 1200 yards (686 - 1097 m)
33.5 (37.75, 40.75, 45, 49.5)" bust circumference
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The peekaboo cutouts and crisscross straps on the back of the Portico Tank flow into a deep ribbing that runs down the spine. The ribbing is replicated on the sides and around the neck, visually uniting the design for a clever and fun knit.

Difficulty Intermediate

Sizes
Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL): to fit bust 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46)”/71-76 (81-86, 91-96, 102-107, 112-117) cm.

Finished Measurements
331/2 (373/4, 403/4, 45, 491/2)”/85 (96, 103.5, 114, 126) cm bust circumference.
Intended ease: 3-8”/8-20.5 cm.
Shown in size S (373/4”/96 cm) on 33½”/85 cm bust with 4¼”/11 cm of positive ease.

Yarn
Sport weight yarn (approximate amounts): 675 (720, 870, 1020, 1160) yds/617 (658, 795, 933, 1061) m.
Blue Sky Fibers Skinny Cotton (100% certified organic cotton; 150 yds/137 m in 21/4 oz/65 g): #313 basil, 5 (5, 6, 7, 8) skeins.

Needles
Size US 4/3.5 mm: 24-32”/60-80 cm circular and set of double-pointed.
Size US 3/3.25 mm: 24-32”/60-80 cm circular (optional: spare needle of same size).
Adjust needle size if necessary, to obtain gauge.

Notions
Stitch markers, waste yarn, stitch holders, tapestry needle.

Gauge
22 stitches and 34 rounds = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch on size US 4/3.5 mm needle, after blocking.
28 stitches and 34 rounds = 4”/10 cm in k1, p1 rib on size US 4/3.5 mm needle, after blocking.

Notes The body of this tank is worked in the round in one piece to the underarms, then the upper front and back are worked separately back and forth.