Have you ever been shopping and spotted a sweater you love, only to think “I could make that myself”? We think most makers have, and such was the case when Yonca’s daughter spotted a cute tank. Just like that, a similar, though re-imagined, version of the ready-to-wear top was born. Knit in Luxor, this fresh and funky pattern features intarsia throughout the body and a hem decorated with fringe.
Flouncy Fringe Tank Designed by Yonca Ozbelli
SIZES Small (Medium, Large/1X, 2X/3X) Shown in Medium size with 5” of positive ease.
MATERIALS Fibra Natura Luxor (100% Egyptian Giza mercerized cotton; 50g/137 yards) • 105-09 Lavender (MC) – 4 (4, 5, 6) skeins • 105-01 White (CC1) – 2 (2, 3, 3) skeins • 105-03 Yellow (CC2) – 1 skein (all sizes) Needle: Two sets of US Size 5 (3.75 mm) straight (or your preferred needle for knitting flat), or size needed to obtain gauge Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch holders or waste yarn, Size F-5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook (for Neck Edging and attaching Fringe)
GAUGE 23 sts x 32 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch Save time, check your gauge.
PATTERN NOTES Please note that this pattern is in chart-form. Be sure to work the correct chart for your size.
This top is knit flat in pieces from the bottom up. Intarsia is used to create color blocking. The sides are joined using the three-needle bind-off in a contrast color to create a visible seam. Half-double crochet is used for the neck edging. Finally, fringe is attached to the hem after the top is assembled.
This sweater is worked using intarsia. When changing to a new color, bring the old color up and around the new color to prevent any holes from forming in the piece. Use a separate ball of yarn for each section. Please note that there are not written instructions for the intarsia chart.