This listing is for the Carrée Tank PDF pattern download:
**This is the written instructions for knitting your own sweater. The pattern will be provided for download. You will not receive an actual sweater. No refunds can be given on downloaded patterns**
The Carrée Tank is a super simple, easily customisable, bottom up tank top.
You can simply follow the instructions to create a lovely sleeveless tank tee, but there are also some opportunities for you to customise the fit of your sweater to be the perfect fit for your body. I will guide you through the options, as we come to them, so you feel comfortable making each decision. Just look out for the **Bold Text in each section.
The Carrée Tank is knit with two strands of fingering weight held double. Two strands of the same colour are held together for the bottom section and then one strand is changed for the top section giving a contrast in both colour and texture. Of course, you may choose to knit the tank entirely in one colour and it will be fantastic. You could also fade from one colour to another, create a marled fabric throughout by holding two different coloured strands of yarn together or colour block with coordinating or contrasting colours. Let your imagination run wild.
INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
Sizes: 1, 2, 3 (4, 5, 6) 7, 8, 9
Bust(inches): 28, 32, 36 (40, 44, 48) 52, 56, 60 inches.
Bust(cm): 71, 80, 94 (103, 112, 121) 134, 143, 152
Recommended Ease: 2-6” / 5-15cm
Gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows to 10cm / 4” stocking stitch, lightly blocked, using 3.75mm (US5) needles
Note: Gauge is more important than needle size. Please swatch and block to determine the correct size needles to give you gauge.
Needles: 3.5mm (US4) 32” or 40” circular needles for ribbing and 3.75mm (US5) 16” and 32” or 40” circular needles for main body. You will also require one extra needle for the three needle bind off. Pick a needle close to your main needle size, but it does not need to match exactly.
Yarn Requirements: Two strands of fingering weight yarn held double throughout. This could be substituted for one strand of sport weight or light DK yarn if the fabric has some drape. Whatever you choose to use, please ensure you swatch to ensure the correct gauge can be achieved.
Yarn Used as Shown in Main Picture: Yarnworthy Silky Alpaca Linen (400m per 100g) in Only a Ginger (MC) and Casper (CC) colourways.
The estimated meterage is calculated as the pattern is written. You can easily change the length of the body to suit your personal style, however, please be aware that this may increase the amount of yarn needed.
Total Meterage / Yardage Required:
700, 850, 1000 (1150, 1225, 1300) 1375, 1450, 1500 meters
765, 930, 1094 (1258, 1340, 1422) 1504, 1586, 1640 yards
Please note this is total meterage/yardage, not per strand.
Ginger and White Sample
MC (Only a Ginger): 560, 680, 800 (920, 980, 1040) 1100, 1160, 1200 meters
CC (Casper): 140, 170, 200 (230, 245, 260) 275, 290, 300 meters
MC (Only a Ginger): 612, 744, 875 (1006, 1072, 1137) 1203, 1269, 1312 yards
CC (Casper): 153, 186, 219 (252, 268, 285) 300, 318, 328 yards
You can purchase original Silky Alpaca Linen yarn kits directly from Emma at Yarnworthy Yarn Co. I have 100% Merino Single Ply kits available to pre-order. Please see the patterns and kits section of the website for more details.