Roll Neck Tank by Hannah Singleton

Roll Neck Tank

December 2020
yarn held together
+ Lace
= DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
286 - 911 yards (262 - 833 m)
XS(S, M, L, XL)(XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
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The Roll Neck Tank is a classic top with a high neckline and simple silhouette. Use mohair for a perfect wintery tank top, or opt for a more summery version with a cotton blend. Either way, this design is a perfect canvas to play with your yarn stash and show off a fun skein you’ve been dying to knit up.

Needles & Notions

Main Needle: US 7 / 4.5 mm in 24 - 40” circular needles depending on size
Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holder/scrap yarn, tapestry needle, spare US 7 circular needle (optional)


XS(S, M, L, XL) (XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
Garment Bust Measurement
28(32, 36, 40, 44)(48, 52, 56, 60)”
71(81.5, 91.5, 101.5, 112)(122, 132, 142, 152.5) cm
1 - 4” (2.5 - 10 cm) of negative ease.


20 stitches and 24 rows per 4”/ 10cm on main needle in stockinette stitch, lightly blocked.


Approximately 286(338, 404, 475, 552)(634, 721, 813, 911) yards of fingering weight yarn held with

301(355, 424, 499, 579)(665, 756, 853, 956) yards of any lace weight mohair

This sample used a fingering weight yarn from Polka Dot Sheep held with Hobbii Diablo mohair.

If you’d like to make a warm-weather version, you can eliminate the mohair and use one strand of any sport or DK weight yarn.

If you knit with a less elastic yarn such as linen, just try it on once you join the front and back panel to ensure you can pull it over your head!

You’ll cast on the front panel and knit it flat to the armhole. Then, you’ll pick up stitches along the neckline and knit down the back panel until you reach the armhole depth. You’ll begin knitting in the round to complete the body of the tank.

Binding off, Picking up stitches, Increasing, Decreasing