Rowdy Tank by Caitlyn Turowski

Rowdy Tank

Knitting
April 2024
yarn held together
Lace
+ Lace
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch worked both flat and in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
926 - 2188 yards (847 - 2001 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
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I’m all about versatility when it comes to what I knit and design. Rowdy Tank is the perfect example! It makes a great tank top in warmer months and layers beautifully as a vest in colder weather. Worked with a double strand of lace weight yarn, the marling combinations are endless. You will have a hard time knitting just one-I know I did!

CONSTRUCTION
Tank is CO separately for Left and Right Back. Increases are used to shape the Shoulders, Neck and Armholes. Straps are joined for the Back and then worked to the Armholes. Left and Right Fronts are each picked up from the Back and worked separately. Fronts are joined at the Neck and Armholes. Tank is then joined to work in the round, from the top-down. Neck and Armhole stitches are picked up and worked in the round for the ribbed edgings.

HELPFUL VIDEOS
This pattern contains links to several helpful video tutorials specifically for this pattern.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
BUST: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)” / 70 (80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150)cm

LENGTH FROM UNDERARM: 12.25” / 30.5cm

FINISHED ARMHOLE DEPTH: 6.75 (8, 8.25, 8.5, 8.75, 9.25, 9.75, 10, 10.25)” / 17 (20, 20.5, 21.5, 22, 23, 24.5, 25, 25.5)cm

FINISHED STRAP WIDTH: 3.5 (3.75, 3.75, 4.25, 4.25, 4.5, 4.5, 4.75, 5.25)” / 9 (9.5, 9.5, 10.5, 10.5, 11.5, 11.5, 12, 13)cm

FINISHED NECK DEPTH: 6.75 (8, 8.25, 8.5, 8.75, 9.25, 9.25, 9.25, 9.25)” / 17 (20, 20.5, 21.5, 22, 23, 23, 23, 23)cm

Tank is designed to have a close fit. Suggested ease is negative 4 - 0” / -10 - 0cm. To select your size, either knit the size that is your full bust measurement or subtract 1 - 4” / 2.5 - 10cm from your full bust measurement and select the size with a Finished Bust Measurement closest to that number. Sample modeled with 0” / 0cm of ease.

YARN REQUIREMENTS
Please note these are yarn estimates. The amount used will depend on yarn, your personal gauge, and any modifications you make.
Dimond Laine Sugar (50% Cashmere, 27% Wool, 23% Silk; 820 yards per 100g); 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2 ) skeins of EACH in 2 colors

OR

463 (547, 625, 694, 768, 846, 929, 1011, 1094) yards / 421 (497, 568, 631, 698, 769, 845, 919, 995) meters of lace weight yarn in EACH color.

Alternatively, 1 strand of heavy sport/light DK weight yarn may be used.

SAMPLES SHOWN
Veronica and Poppet
Martian and Mint Condition

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Needles listed are suggested. Always take time to swatch.
Gauge Needle: Size US 6 (4 mm) 16”, 32”, and 40” (for sizes 44” and above) circular needle—or size necessary to obtain gauge

Ribbing Needle: Size US 4 (3.5 mm) 16” / 40 cm and 24” / 60 cm or longer circular needles or two sizes smaller than Gauge Needle

TOOLS
Stitch markers (one distinct for the BOR M), tapestry needle, waste yarn or stitch holders

GAUGE
22 stitches and 28 rounds = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch worked both in the round and flat with 1 strand of each yarn held together using Gauge Needle, blocked.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited.