The Summer Sweetheart Tank is a cute cropped, fitted tank with raw rolled edges, I-cord straps, and optional sweetheart neck ruching. It is knit bottom up, in the round (with a small section knit flat after the back stitches are bound off), with some waist/bust increases to create a fitted shape to suit your body. It is a size inclusive design, written in a create your own size format where you will be able to customize your tank to fit your desired measurements. This pattern includes tips and suggestions for modifying and shaping your tank.
This pattern is designed in a format that allows you to customize measurements to fit your desired size/shape. I have included formulas for calculating your required stitch/row counts and shaping!
3.75 mm / US 5 / UK 9 (choose a circular cord length that approximately matches your natural waist measurement)
May need other size needles to meet gauge
4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm) = 21 sts x 27 rounds (stockinette, worked in the round, blocked)
While the main body of this tank is knit in the round, you will be working flat for a few inches after you bind off the back stitches. I recommend also swatching flat to determine if your gauge varies drastically between flat and in the round knitting so that you can switch needle sizes if needed.
Note: if your stitch count is correct for gauge but row count is a tiny bit off, continue using this needle size, but keep in mind you will need to adjust the formula to determine length/row counts.
Any DK weight yarn to match gauge
I used indie dyed yarn from The Frosted Stitch in a gorgeous blue variegated flake colourway (OOAK).
Deep Freeze DK - 75% SW Merino / 25% Nylon, 4-ply, 100g/245y
Any standard DK yarn should do, though I do recommend a plied yarn rather than a single ply as this is a fitted tank and I find plied yarn has a little more structure to it. Also less pilling!
Since this is a create your own sizing format, I don’t have a specific estimate of yardage. I used just over 1 skeins (about 114 g/280 yards) for my sample. I have a 35” bust and my tank has about 15% negative ease. I am working on another sample that has about 30% negative ease. Most testers used 20-25% negative ease. The range would be 1-3 skeins of approx 245yds/100g DK weight yarn depending on your bust size and desired length. Rough calculation for a bust of ~60” and waist ~50” and length of ~13” from hem to back bind off gives about 2.8 skeins.
Testers used a range of 150-475 yards (bust range of 28”-55”). I am happy to help you calculate a rough yardage estimate before getting started!
Extra notions required:
Stitch markers (2 of any type for marking BOR and side, 6 locking markers recommended for marking the straps, plus extras to mark your increase/decrease spots if desired)
Scrap yarn/cord connectors/knit keeper cords for holding stitches and trying on work
Row counter is recommended!
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