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Kids Tank Knitting Pattern

May 21, 2018

This simple Kids Tank Knitting Pattern is perfect for beginners!

Kids Tank Knitting Pattern

My spring knitting projects are in full swing! Easy, loose fitting tanks are perfect for the warm weather. This was my first knitting project using Caron Cotton Cakes and I loved it! The regular acrylic/wool Caron Cakes is a bit scratchy and I wouldn’t use it for anything other than hats, but I love the cotton version! It’s soft, lightweight and it has a beautiful drape! It also comes in a variety of perfect-for-spring colors. Up next, a tank for me based on this pattern!

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Yarn: Caron Cotton Cakes in Hydrangea (2 skeins)

Needles: Size 6 single point and size 6 circular, 16 inch
Measurements: Across chest 14″, top of shoulder to hem 15 1/2″
Gauge: 4 inches wide= 16 sts, 4 inches high= 24 sts

Kids Tank Knitting Pattern

Back

Cast on 68 sts. Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 2 rows. Wok in Stockinette Stitch until piece measures 5 inches from the cast on edge.
Decrease: On a right side row: Knit 4, K 2 together, Knit to last 6 sts, Knit 2 together, Knit to the end of the row (66 sts).
Work in Stockinette stitch and repeat decrease every other knit row until you are left with 58 sts.
Work until piece measures 9 inches from the cast on edge, ending with a wrong side row.

Shape Armholes

(Right side) Bind off 4 sts. knit to the end of row
Row 2: Bind off 4 sts. Purl to the end of row (50 sts)
Row 3: Knit 1, Knit 2 together, Knit to the last 3 sts, Knit 2 together, Knit 1 (48)
Row 4: Purl
Work in Stockinette Stitch and repeat Row 3 every other knit row until you are left with 40 sts.
Continue working until armholes measure 3 1/2 inches, ending with a wrong side row.

Shape Neck

(each side is worked separately)
Knit 15 sts and slip them on a holder. Bind off 10 sts. and knit to the end of row
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Bind off 3 sts. and knit to the end of the row (12 sts)
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: Bind off 2 sts, knit to the end of the row (10 sts)
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: Knit 2 together knit to the end of row (9)
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: Knit 2 together knit to the end of row (9)
Knit 2 more rows in stockinette stitch and bind off.

Other shoulder

Take sts from holder and put them on the needle (WS row)
Row 1: Bind off 3 sts. and Purl to the end of the row (12 sts)
Row 2: Knit
Row 5: Bind off 2 sts, Purl to the end of the row (10 sts)
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: Purl 2 together, purl to the end of row (9)
Row 8: Knit
Row 9: Purl 2 together, purl to the end of row (9)
Knit 2 more rows in stockinette stitch and bind off.

Cast on and work the same as the front until armholes measure 2 1/2 inches.

V neck (first shoulder)

On a right side row, knit 20 sts. Place remaining sts. on stitch holder.
Continue working in Stockinette Stitch until armhole measures 4 1/2 inches, ending with a Right Side row.
Shape Neck
Row 1: Bind off 10 sts, Purl to the end of the row (10 sts)
Row 2: Knit to the last 2 sts, K 2 together (9 sts)
Row 3: Purl
Row 4: Knit to the last 2 sts, K 2 together (8 sts)
Work in Stockinette Stitch for 4 rows. Bind off.

V neck (first shoulder)

Take stitches from holder and put on needle- right side row. Work in Stockinette Stitch until it measures the same length as the first shoulder to the neck. End with a WS row.
Shape Neck
Row 1: Bind off 10 sts, Purl to the end of the row (10 sts)
Row 2: Knit to the last 2 sts, K 2 together (9 sts)
Row 3: Purl
Row 4: Knit to the last 2 sts, K 2 together (8 sts)
Work in Stockinette Stitch for 4 rows. Bind off.

Finishing

Sew seams and weave in ends. 

With the circular needles, Starting at one of the shoulders, pick up and knit the stitches around the collar. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 3 rows. Bind off.

Kids Tank Knitting Pattern

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