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Mesh Tank
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Wool Stainless Steel
Pattern Number: L0194 This sheer knit tank is perfect for summer on the beach.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Bust 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) in. (91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132) cm) Finished Length 20 (21, 22, 23, 24) in. (51 (53.5, 56, 58.5, 61) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

485-108 LB Collection Wool Stainless Steel Yarn: Dusty Blue

Light cool blue


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 40.00
Alternative Quantity: 5, 6, 7, 7

Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Knitting needles size 3 (3.25 mm) Circular knitting needle size 3 (3.25 mm), 16 in. (40 cm) long
GAUGE:
19 sts + 38 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row) When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
1.

Tank is worked with 2 strands held tog.

For sizes M, 1X, and 2X only, wind one cone into 2 separate balls before beginning.

Store each wound ball in a re-sealable bag to keep yarn untangled.

2.

Back and Front are worked in Garter st (k every row).

3.

'Work even' in the pattern means to work without increasing or decreasing.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK With straight needles and 2 strands held tog, cast on 85 (95, 105, 115, 123) sts.

Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures about 12 1/2 (13, 13 1/2, 14, 14 1/2) in.

(32 (33, 34.5, 35.5, 37) cm), end with a WS row.

Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.

Shape Armhole Bind off 5 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 (2, 4, 4, 4) rows.

Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 (2, 2, 4, 4) rows.

Dec 1 st, by working k2tog at beg of next 6 (8, 6, 6, 8) rows - 59 (63, 67, 71, 75) sts rem.

Work even (without increasing or decreasing) in Garter st for 3 rows.

Dec 1 st at beg of next 2 rows - 57 (61, 65, 69, 73) sts when all bind offs complete.

Work even in Garter st for 5 rows.

Bind off 1 st at beg of next 2 rows - 55 (59, 63, 67, 71) sts.

Work even in Garter st until armhole measures 6 1/2 (7, 7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2) in.

(16.5 (18, 19, 20.5, 21.5) cm), end with a WS row.

Shape Shoulders and Neck Place a marker on both sides of center 21 (21, 25, 25, 29) sts.

Next Row (RS): K to marker, join 2 more strands and bind off center 21 (21, 25, 25, 29) sts for neck, knit to end.

Work both sides at once each with 2 strands of yarn.

Next 2 Rows: K across first shoulder; on next shoulder, bind off 3 sts (neck edge), k to end of row.

Next 2 Rows: K across first shoulder; on next shoulder, bind off 2 sts, k to end of row.

Next 2 Rows: K across first shoulder; on next shoulder, bind off 1 st, k to end of row - 11 (13, 13, 15, 15) sts rem each side.

Next 2 Rows: Bind off 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) sts (shoulder edge), k to end of first shoulder; on next shoulder, bind off 1 st (neck edge), k to end of row.Bind off 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows.



FRONT Work Front same as Back until piece measures about 12 1/2 (13, 13 1/2, 14, 14 1/2) in.

(32 (33, 34.5, 35.5, 37) cm), end with a WS row.

Note: Front armhole shaping varies from Back armhole shaping.

Shape Armhole Bind off 6 (8, 9, 10, 11) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 (2, 4, 4, 4) rows.

Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) rows.

Bind off 1 st at beg on next 4 (6, 4, 4, 6) rows - 55 (59, 63, 67, 71) sts rem.

Work even until piece measures 14 1/2 (15 1/2, 16, 17, 17 1/2) in.

(37 (39.5, 40.5, 43, 44.5) cm), end with a WS row.

Shape Neck Place marker on both sides of center 17 (17, 21, 21, 25) sts.

Next Row (RS): K to marker, join 2 more strands and bind off center 17 (17, 21, 21, 25) sts for neck, knit to end.

Work both sides at once each with 2 strands of yarn.

Next 2 Rows: K across first shoulder; on next shoulder, bind off 3 sts (neck edge), k to end of row.

Next 2 Rows: K across first shoulder; on next shoulder, bind off 2 sts, k to end of row.

Next 8 Rows: K across first shoulder; on next shoulder, bind off 1 st, k to end of row - 10 (12, 12, 14, 14) sts rem each side.

Work even until armhole measures 7 (7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2, 9) in.

(18 (19, 20.5, 21.5, 23) cm).

Shape ShouldersBind off 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) sts at beg of next 4 rows.



FINISHING Sew shoulder seams.

Neckband With RS, 2 strands held tog, facing and circular needle, beg at left shoulder, pick up and k85 (91, 95, 101, 105) sts across front neck edge to right shoulder, pick up and k37 (37, 41, 41, 45) sts across back neck edge - 122 (128, 136, 142, 150) sts.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.

Work 5 rnds in Garter st worked in the rnd (k 1 rnd, p 1 rnd).

Bind off loosely as if to purl.

Armhole Edging With RS facing and 2 strands held tog, pick up and k92 (97, 102, 107, 112) sts evenly along armhole edge.

Knit 5 rows.

Bind off loosely.

Rep edging on other armhole.

Sew side seams, including edging.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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