Trendy Tank Women's Knit Fashion LT1419

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Designed by Marilyn Coleman.

Directions are for Size Small; changes for Sizes Medium, Large and Extra-Large are in parentheses.

TLC® "Macaroon™'', Art. E517 (3 ounce/115 yard balls): 6 (7, 8, 9) Ounces No. 9374 Fuchsia.

Knitting Needles: 5mm [US 8].
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 14 sts = 4"; 20 rows = 4" in ribbing slightly stretched. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.
To Fit Bust: 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42)".
Finished Measurement: 30 ¼ (33 ¾, 38 ¼, 41 ¾)" .

NOTE: To dec 1 st at right edge: sl next 2 sts, one at a time, knitwise to right needle, insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit together from this position.
To dec 1 st at left edge: K2tog.
To dec 2 sts at right edge: slip next st, K2tog, pass the slipped st over the K2tog.
To dec 2 sts at left edge: K3tog.

BACK: ** Cast on 53 (59, 67, 73) sts. Work in ribbing as follows:

Row 1 (Right Side): K 1, * P 1, K 1; rep from * across.

Row 2: P 1, * K 1, P 1; rep from * across.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for ribbing until 9 (10, 11, 12)" from beg, end wrong side row.

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

Dec 1 st each end of every right side row until 29 (31, 33, 35) sts remain. Work even for 1". Armhole should measure 5 (5 ½, 6 ¼, 6 ½)" above the bind-off. Bind off in pat.

FRONT: Work same as back from ** to **. Dec 1 st each end of every right side row 6 (7, 8, 9) times - 37 (39, 43, 45) sts. Work 1 row.

Divide for Neck/Shape Strap: Dec 1 st, work next 11 (11, 14, 14) sts, with a second ball of yarn bind off center 11 (13, 11, 13) sts, work to last 2 sts, dec 1 st - 12 (12, 15, 15) sts each side. Work 1 row even. Dec 1 st at arm edge and dec 2 sts at neck edge each side every right side row 3 (3, 4, 4) times - 3 sts rem on each side. Work even in pat on these sts until each strap measures 6" long. Bind off. Sew ends of straps to appropriate corner of back. Sew side seams.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = begin (ning); dec = decrease; inc = increase; K = knit; mm = millimeters; P = purl; pat = pattern; rem = remain (ing); rep = repeat; sl = slip; st(s) = stitch (es); tog = together; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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