Step into the season with an unapologetically summery top! The Zesty Tank features a sleek, rhythmic cable rib pattern throughout that’s created with simple twisted stitches. It lends itself to a beautiful fit with negative ease. The silhouette is contemporary, and the lightweight fabric features zips of color thanks to the soft superwash merino in our Zesty Sock yarn.
SIZES Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) Shown in Extra Small size with approx. 2½” negative ease.
MATERIALS Universal Yarn Zesty Sock (75% superwash merino wool, 25% polyamide; 100g/437 yds) • 101 Cupcake – 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins Needles: US Size 3 (3.25 mm) 24-40” circular or longer (to accommodate large number of sts) US Size 2 (2.75 mm) DPNs or circular (See Pattern Notes) Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker, stitch holders or waste yarn
GAUGE 30 sts x 34 rnds = 4” in Cable Rib pattern with larger ndl Save time, check your gauge.
PATTERN NOTES This tank is knit seamlessly in the round from the bottom up. The front and back are separated at the underarms and worked flat. Decreases are worked in raglan-style shaping to the neck width, then the front incorporates neck shaping. To finish, stitches for the neckband are picked up with stitches cast on to accommodate the shoulders and worked in K1, P1 Rib.
In this pattern, work all slipped stitches purlwise with yarn held in back.
For the Neckband, sizes Extra Small through 2X should use DPNs, sizes 3X through 5X should use 16” circular needles. Alternatively, use your preferred method for knitting small circumferences in the round.