I finished my second Oh so easy, beginner's tank today. I made some slight modifications on this. I made the shoulder straps slightly shorter and ribbed the bottom and neck. I was going to crochet the edges but decided against it. I'm pretty happy with the fit. It was such a beautiful day today, mid 70s - I probably could of wore my tank out today!
RIBBING DIRECTIONS IN ADDITION TO PREVIOUS PATTERN
To add ribbing: Rib the first 4 rows. To do this:
Row 1: Cast on 60, K1, P1, K1, P1... all the way to end.
Row 2: K1, P1 to end
Row 3: K1, P1 to end
Row 4: K1, P1 to end
Row 5: Work Stockinette Pattern for 14 inches. Knit 1 row, Purl the next row...
To rib the neck area:
Follow directions for arm shaping from PATTERN on previous post until AFTER you finish the 1 decrease on each end. Then:
A. Purl Next Row
B. Knit 10 stitches then put stitch marker start of next stitch. (Rib) K1, P1, K1, P1...for the next 30 stitches, put stitch marker on the last stitch (#30), then knit the last 10 stitches.
C. Next Row, Purl 10 stitches to marker, then K1, P1, K1, P1 to last marker, then purl last 10 stitches.
D. Repeat Steps B and C one more time!
E. Knit first 10 stitches, remove marker and bind off next 30 stitches. Remove last marker.
Knit last 10 stitches. ****** PLEASE MAKE SURE THERE ARE A TOTAL OF 10 STITCHES ON EACH END OF THE NEEDLE*********
Now continue with directions (on making straps) from the Oh so easy, beginner's tank.
THESE Patterns have not been tested. Again, I'm not a designer (yet) so any problems please contact me and I'll try to help you. Thanks!~
**I can email you the "oh so easy, beginner's tank pattern" for easier printing!
I've been putting off my orchid top. Maybe I was trying to figure out what I yarn I was going to use to crochet this top. I have decided to use a size 3 crochet thread in a bridal white. Now it's off to do calculations and a swatch before starting my top!