Knitting for women Knitting Tops, shirts Cropped tank free knitting pattern

Cropped tank free knitting pattern

Cropped tank free knitting pattern



Sized for XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium/Large)

Finished Measurements

Bust 23 1/2 (27, 30, 33 1/2"/59.5 (68.5, 76, 85)cm

Length 15 (15 1/2, 16, 16 3/4)"/38 (39.5, 40.5, 42.5)cm

Materials

3 (4, 4, 5) skeins of Noro Tokonatsu in #16 

One pair each sizes 6 and 7 (4 and 4.5mm) needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

One size 6 (4mm) circular needle, 24"/60cm long

Gauge

19 sts and 26 rows = 4"/10cm over St st using larger needles.

TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

Eyelet Pattern Band

(over a multiple of 8 sts)

Row 1 (RS) Knit.

Row 2 and all WS rows Purl.

Row 3 K3, *yo, ssk, k6; rep from *, end last rep k3 instead of k6.

Row 5 K1, *k2tog, yo, kl, yo, ssk, k3; rep from *, end last rep k2 instead of k3.

Row 7 Rep row 3.

Row 8 Purl.

These 8 rows form the Eyelet Pat Band.

Back

 With smaller needles, cast on 57 (65, 73, 81) sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for 4"/10cm, end with a RS row. Change to larger needles. Purl next row on WS, and dec 1 st at end of row—56 (64, 72, 80) sts. 

Eyelet Pat Band

Work rows 1-8 of Eyelet Pat Band. Cont in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 8 (8 1/4, 8 1/2, 8 3/4)"/20.5 (21, 21.5, 22)cm from beg.

Armhole shaping

Bind off 2 (3, 4, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st each side every other row 2 (3, 4, 5) times—48 (52, 56, 60) sts. Work even until armhole measures 2 (2 1/4, 2 1/2, 3)"/5 (6, 6.5, 7.5)cm.

Neck shaping

Next row (RS) K12 (14, 16, 18), join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 24 sts, k to end.

Working both sides at once, bind off 3 (4, 4, 5) sts from each neck edge once, 2 (2, 3, 3) sts once then dec 1 st each side every RS row 1 (2, 2, 3) times— 6 (6, 7, 7) sts each side. Work even until armhole measures 7 (7 1/4, 7 1/2, 8)"/18 (18.5, 19, 20.5)cm. Bind off sts each side for shoulder straps.

FRONT

Work as for back until armhole shaping is complete, end with a WS row. Armhole measures approx 1 (1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1 3/4)"/2.5 (3, 4, 5) cm.

Neck shaping

Next row (RS) Kl 6 (18, 20, 22), join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 16 sts, k to end.

Working both sides at once, bind off 4 (5, 5, 6) sts from each neck edge once, 3 sts once, 2 sts 1 (1, 2, 2) times, then dec 1 st each side every RS row 1 (2, 1, 2) times—6 (6, 7, 7) sts rem each side. Work even until armhole measures 7 (7 1/4, 7 1/2, 8)"/18 (18.5, 19, 20.5)cm. Bind off sts each side for shoulder straps.

Finishing

Sew right shoulder seam.

Neckband

With RS facing and circular needle, pick up and k100 (104, 106, 110) sts evenly around front neck edge and 83 (87, 89, 93) sts evenly around back neck edge—183 (191, 195, 203) sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for 2 rows. Bind off in rib.

Sew left shoulder and neckband seam.

Armhole trim

 With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up and k (69, 71, 77) sts evenly around each armhole edge. Work in k1, p1 rib for 2 rows. Bind off in rib. Sew side seams, including armhole trim.