Mrs Moon Trio of Tank Tops
Does a tank top ever go out of fashion? Unlikely I think, but it does seem to be particularly popular this year (2021 for those of you reading in the future!). Back when we had a shop, many moons ago, at least once a week someone would come in asking for a basic tank top pattern. I’ve only just taken the hint (sorry about that!) but to make up for my tardiness I’ve given you three (yes three) versions here! I’ve given instructions for knitting flat and in the round. I’ve knitted mine in the round, mainly because I find sewing up very boring and I’m not overly good at it… feel free to do either (you can only knit in the round up to the armhole anyway. There is an optional roll neck for all three designs (see image at the end). This is separate to the top itself but sits nicely on the neck when desired.
S (S/M, M/L, L/XL, XXL) Model wears the S in main picture, but a M/L in the cabled version, giving a boxier fit.
Chest: 88 (97, 110, 118, 126)cm 34 ¾ (38 ¼, 43 ¼,46 ½, 49 ½)” (note, the knitted flat version will be fractionally smaller because of seam allowance), Length (shoulder to hem): 46 (46, 49, 52, 59)cm 18 (18, 19 ½ , 20 ½, 23 ½)
Tension: 9.5 sts and 14 rows to 10cm (4”)
You will need:
9mm and 10mm needles (I’d recommend getting circulars regardless of whether you knit flat or not as the circulars will be useful for the neck and arm bands) 60cm
3 (4, 4, 5, 6) skeins Plump Superchunky (shown in Gooseberry Fool – basic pattern, Slushy – cabled, Toffee - colourwork) For Colourwork version, one skein of Plump Superchunky for the Contrast Colour (CC) (shown in Marmalade)
If you want the optional separate roll neck you’ll need an extra skein of yarn