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diy paneled tank [knitting pattern]

March 24, 2014

I just realized that this is the first knitting pattern for clothing I’ve posted! This winter I fell into the habit of only making accessories (hats, scarves) because they can be made relatively quickly. I plan on posting more knitting patterns for clothing in the upcoming months. This top is great for beginner knitters- no increasing/decreasing! The cotton yarn makes it wearable in warmer temperatures- you could even wear it over a bathing suit.

Yarn- Sugar N’ Cream (Summer Prints) 2- 4 oz. balls
          Sugar N” Cream Stripes (Country Stripes) 2- 4 oz. balls
Size US 8 needles
Pattern- (the finished top measures 40″ across the bust)
BACK: Cast on 70 stitches with the Summer Prints yarn. Work in Garter Stitch for 3 rows. Work as follows: ROW 1: Knit. ROW 2: K3, P to last 3, K 3. Repeat these 2 rows for 27″ from beginning, ending with row 1. Every 16 rows, switch to the stripe yarn and work 8 rows in pattern. Work in garter stitch for 5 rows. Bind off.

FRONT: Work to correspond to back.

SIDE TABS: (make 2) Cast on 10 stitches. Work in garter stitch for 6 inches

FINISHING: Sew tabs on to the tank at the sides 12 inches from the top of the shoulders.

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    Denise W
    March 25, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    This is beautiful!

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    Maegan
    March 29, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    You are so talented! I wish I could knit!

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    anna
    April 9, 2014 at 12:19 am

    So nice! I'm not much of a knitter but I will def give this a try. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    Belinda Glaude
    April 9, 2014 at 1:40 am

    What size is this made for? What would I have to do to make a XL or XXL?

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      Gina Michele
      April 9, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      The finished top measures 40 inches across the bust. To make it larger, cast on additional stitches at the beginning of each piece. 4 stitches equal 1 inch. For example, if you wanted the top to have a 46 inch bust you would cast on 24 additional stitches at the start (94 instead of 70 sts) I hope this helps!

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    Paige Knoblauch
    April 13, 2014 at 2:25 am

    How many yards did you use?

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    Anonymous
    April 13, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    How did you sew on the tabs?

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      Gina Michele
      April 13, 2014 at 5:39 pm

      I sewed them around the edges using a yarn needle.

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    Anonymous
    April 26, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Did not see any instructions about shoulder seams. This is a top-down pattern, I guess.

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      Gina Michele
      April 26, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      The shoulder seams are sewn together using a yarn needle

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    Gihangi Gunawardana
    May 9, 2014 at 5:18 am

    Thank you for this beautiful pattern. 🙂

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    Anonymous
    May 10, 2014 at 12:13 am

    Anonymous May 9, 2014 @ 7:10 PM This is really a neat pattern and so easy, I am going to have to try this.
    Thank you for printing this.

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    Anonymous
    May 16, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Hello, Gina – What an awesome project for beginning knitters. May I have your permission to teach my students? I am an instructor for a local craft shop.
    Linda K.

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      Gina Michele
      May 16, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      Sure! I'm glad you like the top, and I hope your students do as well =)

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    Debfromhouston
    May 16, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Wow, this is simple enough that I think I could do it.

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    Debfromhouston
    May 16, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    I am going to try this. Looks super simple. Thanks for sharing

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    Rebecca joyce
    May 20, 2014 at 2:08 am

    I have everything to make this wonderful pattern, but was wondering what the gauge should be? Thanks so much 🙂

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    Pops De Milk
    June 5, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Oooh I quite like this, I'm a beginner knitter so this is perfect and pretty, thanks for the pattern 🙂

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    Anonymous
    June 29, 2014 at 1:50 am

    This is a crisp, super fresh (and easy) pattern! Thank you! Am I correct in assuming that it does not really matter if it is top to bottom or bottom to top…interchangeable???

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      Gina Michele
      June 30, 2014 at 11:21 am

      I made the beginning of the pattern the bottom, but since there is no increasing/decreasing you could do it either way =)

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    Anonymous
    July 13, 2014 at 2:43 am

    This is a super cute top and quick enough that I can still get a lot of use out of it this summer! Can't wait to CO! Thanks for sharing it! -Camille

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    Liz Stafford
    April 24, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    I think will try this for one of my granddaughters thanks for the pattern.

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    Anonymous
    May 22, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    where are the tabs sewn on?

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    Anonymous
    May 22, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    read it again. got it duh!!

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    Anonymous
    May 25, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    When you wrote for the Front panel to "work to correspond to back" meaning to duplicate the back panel of instructions? Thank you.

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