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Free Knitting Pattern: Knit Racerback Tank

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Lion Brand® Incredible®
Pattern #: 60120AD
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 6 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large
Finished Chest 33 (35, 37)" [84 (89, 94) cm]
Length 18 1/2 (19 1/4, 20)" [47 (49, 51) cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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*Incredible® (Article #520). 100% Nylon; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (110yds/100m) pull skeins

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Knit Racerback Tank

Lion Brand® Incredible®

GAUGE:

17 sts + 22 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

FRONT
Cast on 64 (68, 72) sts. Working in St st, increase 1 st each end every 16th row 3 times – 70 (74, 78) sts. Work even until piece measures 11" [28 cm] from beg; end with a WS row.

Shape Armhole
Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows – 60 (64, 68) sts.
Dec Row (RS) K 1, (p 1, k 1) 3 times, p2tog, knit to last 9 sts, p2tog, k 1, (p 1, k 1) 3 times.
Next Row Rib 8 sts, purl to last 8 sts, rib 8 sts.
Continuing in pattern as established, rep Dec Row every other row 2 more times; every 4th row 7 times; then every other row 3 (5, 7) times. AT SAME TIME, when armhole measures 3 3/4 (4, 4 1/2)" [9.5 (10, 11.5) cm], bind off center 18 sts for neck, then work each side separately. After all shaping is complete, work 1 row even – 8 sts each side. Bind off.

BACK
Work as for Front to armhole.

Shape Armhole
Bind off 10 (9, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 50 (56, 60) sts.
Dec Row (RS) K 1, (p 1, k 1) 3 times, p2tog, knit to last 9 sts, p2tog, k 1, (p 1, k 1) 3 times.
Next Row Rib 7 sts, k2tog, purl to last 9 sts, k2tog, rib 7 sts.
Rep last 2 rows until 17 sts remain. (Note Omit 1 dec on last Dec Row.)

Shape Back
Dec Row
Work to center 3 sts, work 3 together (using k3tog on RS, p3tog on WS), work to end of row.

Rep Dec Row every row until 9 sts remain. Work even on 9 sts for 1 1/2" [4 cm]. Cast on 17 sts at beg of next 2 rows – 43 sts. Work 0 (0, 2) rows even in K1, P1 Rib, then dec 1 st each end every other row 5 times – 33 sts. Bind off loosely in rib.


FINISHING
Sew side seams. Sew Front straps to shaped side edges of Back. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together p3tog = purl 3 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 6 reviews)
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Knit Racerback Tank Reviewed by Renecia Wilson on 2011-06-29 *****
This was an easy project and the ribbon yarn had just the right effect. I was offered $100 from a coworker for this tank. I gracefully declined. It's one of my favorite pieces to wear.


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