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Free Knitting Pattern: Tranquil Green Tank Top

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 80322AD
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 6 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)

SIZE: S/M, Large, 1X

Finished Bust 38 (42, 47) in. (96.5 (106.5, 119.5) cm)
Finished Length 21 (22, 22) in. (53.5 (56, 56) 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.

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This beautiful tank features lace and cables. See the Blissful Blue Top. for the blue version.

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Tranquil Green Tank Top

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®


14 sts + 20 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) over chart patterns.

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


ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them together – 1 st decreased.

K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Row 1:
K2, *p2, k2; rep from * across.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.


1. Cable and eyelet patterns on Front are worked from charts.
2. Back is worked in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
3. You will need to work from a chart for Front.

1. Work charts from right to left on RS rows and from left to right on WS rows.
2. Charts include shaping for front neck.


Cast on 66 (74, 82) sts. Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 9 in. (23 cm) from beg.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 14 in. (35.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row (end with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row).
Shape Armholes
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 4 (6, 8) sts, k to end – 62 (68, 74) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 4 (6, 8) sts, p to end – 58 (62, 66) sts.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: Purl.
Next (Dec) Row: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 – 56 (60, 64) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 3 (5, 7) more times – 50 sts rem after all decs have been worked. Work even in St st until armholes measure 6 (7, 7) in. (15 (18, 18) cm), end with a WS row.
Shape Neck
Next Row (RS):
K17 and place these sts on a holder for right shoulder, bind off next 16 sts for neck, k rem 17 sts for left shoulder.
Shape Left Shoulder
Continue on 17 left shoulder sts only.
Next Row: Purl.
Next (Dec) Row: K1, k2tog, k to end – 16 sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows once more – 15 sts. Bind off.
Shape Right Shoulder
Sl right shoulder sts back to needle, ready to work a WS row.
Next Row (WS): Purl.
Next Row: K to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 – 16 sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows once more – 15 sts. Bind off.

Cast on 66 (74, 82) sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 9 in. (23 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Divide for Left Front
Next Row (RS):
K18 (22, 26), place rem 48 (52, 56) sts on a holder for Right Front, cast on 30 (30, 30) sts – 48 (52, 56) sts.
Next Row (WS): Purl.
Begin Chart
Next Row (RS):
Work Row 1 of Left Front Chart for your size. Continue to follow Left Front Chart until chart has been completed. Bind off.

From RS, knit across 48 (52, 56) sts from Right Front holder.
Next Row (WS): Purl.
Begin Chart
Next Row (RS):
Work Row 1 of Right Front Chart for your size. Continue to follow Right Front Chart until chart has been completed. Bind off.

Sew shoulder and side seams. Lap Right Front over Left Front and sew in place. Weave in ends.


Left size small/medium

Left size large

Right size small/medium

Right size large

Right size 1X

Click for explanation and illustration
beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 6 reviews)
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Tranquil Green Tank Top Reviewed by Sharyn Flanagan on 2014-01-27 ****
I made this top last summer in the Lion Brand Knit-Along. Even though I lost the lace pattern at one point, I'm really proud of it, because overall it looks really good! It fits very well. I'd never done cables or a lace pattern before, or worked from a chart... it looked really difficult to me at the beginning and I wouldn't have undertaken it without the thought that the Knit-Along would help me with the hardest parts.
The Knit-Along was a mixed blessing - the group as a whole moved a lot faster than I did, and my questions didn't really get answered in the forums, but the instructors videos and photos with instructions did help a lot as did the learning center online.
I took the time to write the charts out in words, which worked out well, and being tall, I added four inches to the bottom ribbing, which turned out to be just right for me at 5'11". I might even add another inch if I made it again, but I'll probably move on to a new project and new challenge.

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