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.