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Cabled tank top knitting pattern

Tank top knitting pattern



SIZE 8 (10: 12: 14: 16: 18: 20)

YARN

Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim DK (DK weight; 100% cotton; 200m/218yds per 100g ball)

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES

1 pair 3.25 (UK10/US 3) knitting needles

1 pair 4mm (UK 8/US 6) knitting needles

Cable needle (cn)

Stitch holders

TENSION

24 sts and 32 rows to 10cm over st st on 4mm needles

PANEL

(worked over 24 sts)

Row 1 (RS): P2, C4B, (P4, C4B) twice, P2.

Row 2: K2, P4, (K4, P4) twice, K2.

Row 3: P1, T3B, (T4F, T4B) twice, T3F, P1.

Row 4: K1, P2, K3, P4, K4, P4, K3, P2, K1.

Row 5: T3B, P3, C4F, P4, C4F, P3, T3F.

Row 6: P2, K4, (P4, K4) twice, P2.

Row 7: K2, P3, T3B, T4F, T4B, T3F, P3, K2.

Row 8: (P2, K3) twice, P4, (K3, P2) twice.

Row 9: (K2, P3) twice, C4B, (P3, K2) twice.

Row 10: As row 8.

Row 11: K2, P3, T3F, T4B, T4F, T3B, P3, K2.

Row 12: As row 6.

Row 13: T3F, P3, C4F, P4, C4F, P3, T3B.

Row 14: As row 4.

Row 15: P1, T3F, (T4B, T4F) twice, T3B, P1.

Row 16: As row 2.

Repeat Rows 1-16 for pattern.

BACK

Using 3.25mm needles, cast on 124 (132:140:148:156:164:172) sts.

Rib row 1 (RS): (P2, K2) 12(13:14:15:16:17:18) times, P4, (K4, P4) 3 times, (K2, P2) 12 (13:14:15:16:17:18) times.

Rib row 2: (K2,P2) 12 (13:14:15:16:17:18) times, K4, (P4, K4) 3 times, (P2, K2) 12 (13:14:15:16:17:18) times.

Rib row 3: (P2, Tw2R) 6 (7:8:9:10:11:12) times, *(P2, K2) twice, P2, Tw2R; rep from * once more, P4, (K4, P4) 3 times, **Tw2R, P2, (K2, P2) twice; rep from ** once more, (Tw2R, P2) 6 (7:8:9:10:11:12) times.

Rep the last 2 rows until rib meas 10cm from cast-on edge, ending with a rib row 3.

Inc row (WS): (K2, P2) 6 (7:8:9:10:11:12) times, *K2, P2, K2, Ml, P2, Ml, K2, P2; rep from * once more, K4, (P4, K4) 3 times, **P2, K2, M1, P2, M1, K2, P2, K2; rep from ** once more, (P2, K2) 6 (7:8:9:10:11:12) times. 132 (140:148:156:164:172:180) sts.

Change to 4mm needles.

Row 1: (P2, Tw2R) 6 (7:8:9:10:11:12) times, *P2, K8, P2, Tw2R; rep from * once more, P2, work across row 1 of Panel, P2, **Tw2R, P2, K8, P2; rep from ** once more, (Tw2R, P2) 6 (7:8:9:10:11:12) times.

Row 2: (K2, P2) 6 (7:8:9:10:11:12) times, *K2, P8, K2, P2; rep from * once more, K2, work across row 2 of Panel, K2, **P2, K2, P8, K2; rep from * once more, (P2, K2) 6 (7:8:9:10:11:12) times.

Row 3: (P2, Tw2R) 6 (7:8:9:10:11:12) times, *P2, C4B, C4F, P2, Tw2R; rep from * once more, P2, work across row 3 of Panel, P2, **Tw2R, P2, C4B, C4F, P2; rep from ’* once more, (Tw2R, P2) 6 (7:8:9:10:11:12) times.

Row 4: (K2, P2) 6 (7:8:9:10:11:12) times, *K2, P8, K2, P2; rep from * once more, K2, work across row 4 of Panel, K2, **P2, K2, P8, K2; rep from ** once more, (P2, K2) 6 (7:8:9:10:11:12) times.

These 4 rows set the position for the Panel and form the 8-st cable panel.

Cont in patt working through rows 5 16 of Panel, and then repeating rows 1-16 of Panel until Back meas 27 (28:28:29:29:30:31)cm from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.

SHAPE ARMHOLES

Cast off 10 (11:12:13:14:15:16) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

112 (118:124:130:136:142:148) sts.

Dec 1 st at each end of next row and 6 (7:8:9:10:11:12) foll RS rows.

98 (102:106:110:114:118:122) sts. **

Cont straight in patt until Back meas 44 (45:46:47:48:50:52) cm from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.

SHAPE NECK

Next row: Patt 35 (37:39:41:43:45:47), turn and work on these sts only for first side of neck shaping, leave rem sts on a holder.

Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 8 rows.

27 (29:31:33:35:37:39) sts.

Work 5 rows.

SHAPE SHOULDER

Cast off 13 (14:15:16:17:18:19) sts at beg of next row.

Work 1 row.

Castoffrem 14 (15:16:17:18:19:20) sts.

With RS facing, slip centre 28 sts onto a holder, rejoin yarn to rem sts on holder, patt to end.

Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 8 rows.

27 (29:31:33:35:37:39) sts.

Work 6 rows.

SHAPE SHOULDER

Cast off 13 (14:15:16:17:18:19) sts at beg of next row.

Work 1 row.

Cast off rem 14 (15:16:17:18:19:20) sts.

FRONT

Work as given for Back to **.

Cont straight in patt until Front meas 39 (40:41:42:43:44:45) cm from cast on edge, ending with a WS row.

SHAPE NECK

Next row: Patt 39 (41:43:45:47:49:51), turn and work on these sts only for first side of neck shaping, leave rem sts on a holder. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 12 rows. 27 (29:31:33:35:37:39) Sts.

Work straight until Front matches Back to shoulder shaping ending at armhole edge.

SHAPE SHOULDER

Cast off 13 (14:15:16:17:18:19) sts at beg of next row.

Work 1 row.

Cast off rem 14 (15:16:17:18:19:20) sts.

With RS facing, slip centre 20 sts onto a holder, rejoin yarn to rem sts on holder, patt to end.

Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 12 rows.

27 (29:31:33:35:37:39) sts.

Work straight until Front matches Back to shoulder shaping ending at arm hole edge.

SHAPE SHOULDER

Cast off 13 (14:15:16:17:18:19) sts at beg of next row.

Work 1 row.

Cast off rem 14 (15:16:17:18:19:20) sts. 

NECKBAND

Join right shoulder seam.

Using 3.25mm needles with RS facing, pick up and knit 24 sts down left front neck, K across 20 sts at centre front, pickup and knit 24 sts up right front neck, 11 sts down right back neck, K across 28 sts at back neck, pick up and knit 11 sts up left back neck. 118 sts.

Rib row 1: P2, (K2, P2) to end.

Rib row 2: K2, (P2, K2) to end.

Rep the last 2 rows once more and row 1 once again.

Cast off in rib.

ARM BANDS

Join left shoulder and neckband seam. Using 3.25mm needles and with RS facing, pick up and knit 122 (126:126:130:130:134:138) sts evenly around armhole edge.

Work 5 rows in rib as given for Neckband. Cast off in rib.

TO MAKE UP

Join side and armband seams.

Block garment gently, following any yarn care instructions on the ball band. 

Design by Debbie Bliss

Measurements