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Tank Top and Jeans Embellishment
Lion Brand® Microspun - Fun Fur®
Pattern Number: kff-sweaterAndAccessoriesJeans This simple shell works equally well with jeans and a suit!

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: Small, Large
Finished chest measurement 37 (40, 43, 46) inches Length 17 1/4 (18, 18 1/4, 19) inches
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.

PUBLISHED IN: Cast On, Creative Knitting, Interweave Knits, Jo-Ann, Knit 'n Style, Knit It!, knit.1, Knitters, Michael's Create, Vogue Knitting, Woman's Day


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

910-144 Microspun Yarn: Lilac

Light, purplish blue


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 21.16
Alternative Quantity: (4, 5, 5)

320-207 Fun Fur Yarn: Citrus Green, aqua, and medium blue
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.99

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45

Additional Materials
For Tank Top For Jeans Trim Matching sewing thread and heavy sewing needles like an upholstery needle 1 pair of jeans
GAUGE:
For Tank Top 19 sts + 23 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). For Jeans Trim Not essential. 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Seed st
Row 1 *K 1, p 1; repeat from * to end.
Row 2 P the knit sts, k the purl sts
Repeat Row 2 for pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS



TANK TOP
Note Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parenthesis.

When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

For ease in working, circle all numbers pertaining to your size.

BACK
With Microspun, cast on 89 (97, 103, 111) sts.

Work in Seed st for 1".

Begin pattern as follows:
Row 1 (RS) K 2, p 1, k 39 (43, 46, 50), p 1, k 3, p 1, k 39 (43, 46, 50), p 1, k 2.
Row 2 (WS) Purl across.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern and work even until piece measures 10 1/4", ending with a WS row.
Shape Armholes
Continue in pattern and bind off 4 (5, 5, 6) sts beginning of next 2 rows - 81 (87, 93, 99) sts.

Decrease after first 2 and before last 2 sts on next row and every other row (every RS row) 2 (5, 3, 6) times total.

Work even on 77 (77, 87, 87) sts until armholes measure 4 1/4 (5, 5 1/2, 5 3/4)", ending with a RS row.
Shape Neck
Next Row (WS) P 38 (38, 43, 43), k and p in next center st to increase, p 38 (38, 43, 43) - 78 (78, 88, 88) sts.
Next Row (RS) K 38 (38, 43, 43), slip next st, join separate ball of yarn and with separate ball (k next 2 sts tog) twice, * pass first of these decrease sts over 2nd *, k next 2 sts tog, repeat from * to *, k to end - 39 (39, 44, 44) sts first shoulder, 34 (34, 39, 39) sts 2nd shoulder.

From here on, work each shoulder with separate strand of yarn.
Next Row (WS) P 33 (33, 38, 38) sts of 2nd shoulder, slip last st, for first shoulder, (p next 2 sts tog) twice, * pass first of these decrease sts over 2nd *, p next 2 sts tog, repeat from * to *, p to end - 34 (34, 39, 39) sts each shoulder.
Next Row (RS) K 33 (33, 38, 38), slip last st of first shoulder, for 2nd shoulder, (k next 2 sts tog) twice, * pass first of these decrease sts over 2nd *, k next 2 sts tog, repeat from * to *, k to end - 34 (34, 39, 39) sts first shoulder, 29 (29, 34, 34) sts 2nd shoulder.
Next Row (WS) P 28 (28, 33, 33) sts, slip last st of 2nd shoulder, for first shoulder, (p next 2 sts tog) twice, * pass first of these decrease sts over 2nd *, p next 2 sts tog, repeat from * to *, p to end - 29 (29, 34, 34) sts each shoulder.
Next Row (RS) K to last st of first shoulder, slip last st of first shoulder, for 2nd shoulder, (k next 2 sts tog) twice, * pass first of these decrease sts over 2nd *, k next 2 sts tog, repeat from * to *, k to end - same number of sts for first shoulder, 5 less sts for 2nd shoulder.
Next Row (WS) P to last st of 2nd shoulder, slip last st of 2nd shoulder, for first shoulder, (p next 2 sts tog) twice, * pass first of these decrease sts over 2nd *, p next 2 sts tog, repeat from * to *, p to end - same # of sts each shoulder.
Repeat last 2 rows until there are 4 sts remaining at each shoulder.

Bind off 4 sts of each shoulder over next 2 rows.

FRONT
Work same as for Back.
FINISHING
Block pieces to measurements by dampening them, laying them flat on towel(s), and using your hands to move them into shape.

If necessary, pin until dry.

Sew shoulder seams, sew side seams.
Neck Trim
With RS facing and circular needles, pick up and k 100 (100, 110, 110) sts evenly around each neck - 100 (100, 110, 110) sts.

Work 1 row in Seed st.

Bind off in Seed st on next row.
Armhole Trim
With RS facing and circular needles, pick up and k 76 (82, 86, 92) sts evenly around armhole.

Work 1 row in Seed st.

Bind off in Seed st on next row.

JEANS TRIM
With crochet hook, chain lengths of yarn to fit around jeans' seam lines.

Sew chain along seam lines.

Crochet extra long length to go around leg bottom for about 3".

Sew long chain to leg bottom, covering about 3: evenly spaced

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p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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