Roosty Tank Top by Ella Gordon

Roosty Tank Top

Knitting
September 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
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There is a mistake in the charted pattern in the annual - round 21, stitch 15 should be FC38.

Roosty is a boxy cropped Fair Isle tank top that incorporates Shetland techniques and motifs, finished with clean twisted ribs and tubular cast-offs.

I don’t often work with blues, but combining these sea shades of
Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight with sharp orange tones
reminded me of rusting (roosty!) metals in the sea.

You’ll enjoy an authentic Shetland experience while knitting this piece.

Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) 29.5 (35.5, 41.25,47.25, 53.25, 59)
The model has a bust of 81cm and is wearing a size 2.

Techniques
Knitting in the round, decreasing, picking up and knitting, colourwork, steeks, three needle cast off, tubular cast off,
grafting.

Materials
Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight: 100% Pure Shetland Wool; 115m/25g ball
Yarn A: FC41 x 5 (5, 6, 8, 9, 10) balls
Yarn B: FC39: 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5) balls
Yarn C: FC38: 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 3) balls
Yarn D: 1280: 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls
Yarn E: 1281: 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) balls
 2.5mm circular needles or long DPN’s for ribbing
 3.5mm circular needles or long DPN’s, or size needed to match tension
 Stitch holders
 Waste yarn
 Stitch markers
 Tapestry needle
 Spare 2.5mm circular needle

Tension
32 sts and 32 rows over 10cm in colourwork using 3.5mm needles, after blocking. Please check your tension and
adjust your needle size accordingly.

Pattern Notes
Tank top is knit in the round from the bottom up using steeks at the arm and neck holes. The steeks are knit in a
stripe pattern. which is used as a guide during finishing. When the garment is complete, cast off steeks, then work
one row of crochet either side of the middle steek stitch. Carefully cut through the centre stitch of each steek to
finish. A tubular cast off is used for stretchy neck and armholes.