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Ripple Tank

 

Sea Wave Seamless One-Piece Ripple Top

Chevron Lace Summer Top - Free Knitting Pattern

 

 

Cotton Bamboo Top Womens Small Medium

 

 A summer cotton lace tank knitted in one piece from the bottom up in the round. Matching straps are held by buttons. The ripple lace stitch imitates waves and has a stretchy texture. 

No extra trimming needed as edges are integrated into this knit. No seams either! You will just have to sew buttons attaching the straps to each other.

 

Level of skills

Intermediate

 

Stitches

Knit, purl; yo and stitch increases; ssk and k2tog decreases; selvage

 

SIZE

Women's S [M, L] / Small [Medium, Large]

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS after blocking

Chest: 31 [33.5, 39]'' /79 [85, 99] cm

Length (center front): 18'' /46 cm

Strap length to armhole: 6 [6.5, 7]'' /15 [16.5, 18] cm

 

YARN

Baby-Weight Tencel Bamboo Cotton Yarn (see my detailed review) for double (2-strand) knit:

- Blue yarn, 2 [2.25, 2.5] skeins 50g each or 440 [500, 550] yds /402 [457, 502] m

- Dark blue yarn, 2 [2.25, 2.5] skeins 50g each or 440 [500, 550] yds/402 [457, 502] m

Total 4 [4.5, 5] skeins 1.75 oz/50 g each or 880 [1000, 1100] yds /805 [915, 1006] m

Substitute yarn

Above amounts of baby/sport fine-weight yarn for double (2-strand) knit

or Worsted medium-weight cotton or acrylic yarn for single (1-strand) knit,

total 500-550 [550-600, 600-650] yds /460-500 [500-550, 550-600] m

 

RECOMMENDED NEEDLES

24-29" US #6 or 7 (4-4.5 mm) circular needle; 14'' US 6 or 7 (4-4.5 mm) straight needles

 

NOTIONS

Stitch marker, yarn needle, buttons (4 pcs)

Waste yarn and stitch holder to hold back, underarm and strap stitches

 

GAUGE

16 sts = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch

20 sts = 4"/10 cm in ripple lace stitch

 

ABBREVIATIONS

k: knit

p: purl

yo: yarn over

st(s): stitch(es)

k2tog: knit two sts together

ssk: slip, slip, knit (slip st, slip next st, knit 2 slipped sts together)

k1b: knit 1 st between (pick new st knit-wise from bottom loop between sts; increase to add 1 st)

slp: slip st purl-wise (slip 1st selvage st purl-wise)

ktbl: knit st through back loop (knit 2nd selvage st through back loop)

 

NOTES

 

Hold 2 strands of yarn of respective color according to the instructions. 1 strand of blue yarn and 1 strand of dark blue yarn make variegated yarn.

 

Swatch

 

Using circular needle, cast on 24 [-, 28] loose sts + sts for margins (margins are omitted from this swatch pattern).

Work on right side only, imitating partial rounds and leaving sufficient strands in back when starting next row at right end of needle:

Row 1: (ssk, k3 [-, 4], yo, k2, yo, k3 [-, 4], k2tog) twice.

Row 2: knit.

Rows 3-26: rep row 1 on odd rows and knit even rows.

 

 

Chevron Stitch Tank Top Knitting

 

 

TUTORIAL

 

BODY

 

Using circular needle, cast on 156 [168, 196] loose sts with blue yarn, place st marker and join to work in the round.

Round 1 and every following odd round of body:

*ssk, k3 [-, 4], yo, k2, yo, k3 [-, 4], k2tog, rep from * to end of round.

Round 2: purl.

Round 3: as round 1.

Round 4: knit.

Round 5: change to dark blue yarn and work as round 1.

Round 6: purl.

Round 7: change to blue yarn and work as round 1.

Round 8 and every following even round of body except round 44: knit.

Rounds 9-14: change to variegated yarn and work in pattern.

Rounds 15-42: change to blue yarn and work in pattern.

Round 43: change to dark blue yarn and work as round 1.

Round 44: purl.

Rounds 45-46: continue in pattern.

Round 47: change to variegated yarn and work as round 1.

Round 48-76: change to dark blue yarn and work in pattern.

Round 77: change to variegated yarn and work

*ssk, k3 [-, 4], k1b, k2, k1b, k3 [-, 4], k2tog, rep from * to end of round.

Rounds 78-85: as round 77 on every odd round and knit on even rounds.

 

UPPER FRONT and BACK

 

The upper front and back are worked in rows with same circular needle or same size straight needles.

Right side: odd rows; wrong side: even rows.

Round 86: knit to last 6 [-, 7] sts, bind off 6 [-, 7] last sts knit-wise (for ½ underarm).

Remove marker which is not needed anymore.

Next round 87 continues as row 1 of the upper front.

Row 1 (right side): bind off 6 [-, 7] sts knit-wise (for ½ underarm), leave 1 st (pulled from last bound-off st) as selvage st on right needle (do not knit), k5 [-, 6], (ssk, k3 [-, 4], k1b, k2, k1b, k3 [-, 4], k2tog) 5 times, end k5 [-, 6], ktbl.

Place remaining sts (for other underarm and back) onto waste yarn on hold.

 

UPPER FRONT

 

Row 2 (wrong side): slp, k5 [-, 6], purl to last 6 [-, 7] sts, k5 [-, 6], ktbl.

Row 3 (right side): slp, k5 [-, 6], *ssk, k3[-, 4], k1b, k2, k1b, k3 [-, 4], k2tog; rep from * to last 6 [-, 7] sts, k5 [-, 6], ktbl.

Rows 4-10: rep row 2 on wrong side and row 3 on right side.

Row 11: change to dark blue yarn and work

ktbl (knit 1st selvage st through back loop for even color change line), k5 [-, 6], *ssk, k3 [-, 4], yo, k2, yo, k3 [-, 4], k2tog; rep from * to last 6 [-, 7] sts, k5 [-, 6], ktbl.

Rows 12: slp, knit throughout, end ktbl.

Rows 13: slp, k5 [-, 6], *ssk, k3 [-, 4], yo, k2, yo, k3 [-, 4], k2tog; rep from * to last 6 [-, 7] sts, k5 [-, 6], ktbl.

Rows 14 and 15: rep rows 12 and 13.

 

NECKLINE and STRAPS

Row 16 (wrong side): slp, k23 [-, 27], bind off next sts tight purl-wise to last 23 [-, 27] sts, leave 1 st (pulled from last bound-off st) as selvage st on right needle (do not knit), k22 [-, 26], ktbl.

Each strap has 24 [-, 28] sts.

Place the right strap sts onto waste yarn or holder now if using circular needle or after next row if using straight needles.

 

FRONT LEFT STRAP

Row 17 (right side): slp, k5 [-, 6], ssk, k3 [-, 4], yo, k2, yo, k3 [-, 4], k2tog, k5 [-, 6], ktbl.

Row 18 (wrong side): slp, knit throughout, end ktbl.

Rows 19-37 [19-39, 19-41]: repeat row 17 on right side and row 18 on wrong side.

Bind off sts purl-wise on wrong side.

 

FRONT RIGHT STRAP

Place the front right strap sts onto needle. Work in same manner as the front left strap (start on right side).

 

UPPER BACK

 

Place the back and underarm sts onto needle.

Row 1 (right side): bind off 12 [-, 14] sts knit-wise (for underarm), leave 1 st (pulled from last bound-off st) as selvage st on right needle (do not knit), k5 [-, 6], (ssk, k3 [-, 4], k1b, k2, k1b, k3 [-, 4], k2tog) 4 [5, 5] times, end k5 [-, 6], ktbl.

Rows 2-37 [2-39, 2-41]: as rows 2-37 [2-39, 2-41] of upper front.

 

FINISHING

 

Knitted Top Straps Chevron Stitch

 

Steam- or wet-block the garment, shaping the rippled edges.

Sew 2 buttons to every pair of respective shoulder straps so they hold the straps at the center top/edge. 

 

Download Tutorial (PDF)

 

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