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Free Knitting Pattern: Tiger Lily Tank

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Lion Brand® LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo
Pattern #: L0191
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X

Finished Bust 33 (37, 41, 45, 49) in. (84 (94, 104, 114.5, 124.5) cm)
Finished Length 23 (24, 25, 26, 27) in. (58.5 (61, 63.5, 66, 68.5) 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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LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 487-135: LB Collection Cotton Bamboo Yarn: Persimmon
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LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo
Magnolia Cherry Blossom Hyacinth Chocolate Dahlia Persimmon Hibiscus Gardenia Snapdragon
*LB Collection Cotton Bamboo (Article #487). 52% Cotton, 48% Rayon from Bamboo; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (245yds/224m) pull skeins

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  487-135 LB Collection Cotton Bamboo Yarn: Persimmon
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$ 20.25 3, 3, 4, 4 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
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Tiger Lily Tank

Lion Brand® LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo

GAUGE:

22 sts + 30 rows = 4 in. (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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
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 tog - 1 st decreased.
s2k2p2 (slip 2-k2tog-pass 2 slipped sts over)
A triple decrease worked as follows:
1. Insert right needle as if to knit, and slip the next st from the left needle to the right needle.
2. Rep step 1, to slip next st to the right needle.
3. Knit the next 2 sts together.
4. With tip of left needle, lift the 2 slipped sts (the 2nd and 3rd st on right needle) up and over the k2tog (first st on right needle) and off the needle - you have decreased 3 sts.

NOTES:

1. Tank is made in two pieces, Back and Front.
2. Straps are worked as part of the Back. After sides are seamed, the straps are joined to the Front with a 3-Needle bind off. Straps are worked without an edging, so edges will roll softly.


 

BACK
Cast on 180 (204, 224, 248, 268) sts.
Next Row (RS): *K2, pass first st worked over 2nd st and off needle (1 st decreased); rep from * to end of row - 90 (102, 112, 124, 134) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 1 in. (2.5 cm) from beg,end with a RS row.
Note: End with a RS row means that the last row you work should be a RS row, you will be ready to work a WS row.
Next Row (WS): Knit. Note: By knitting on the WS, a ridge is created on the RS of the piece. This ridge is a designed to be a decorative detail.
Shape Waist
Next (Decrease) Row (RS):
K2, ssk, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 - 88 (100, 110, 122, 132) sts at the end of this row.
Work even (without increasing or decreasing) in St st for 9 rows.
Rep Decrease Row - 86 (98, 108, 120, 130) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 10 rows 4 (5, 4, 5, 5) more times - 78 (88, 100, 110, 120) sts rem.
Work even in St st until piece measures 11 (11 1/2, 11 1/2, 12, 12) in. (28 (29, 29, 30.5, 30.5) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.
Next Row (WS): Knit, creating a decorative ridge on the RS.
Shape Bust
Work even in St st for 2 rows.
Next (Increase) Row (RS): K2, M1, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2 - 80 (90, 102, 112, 122) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st for 3 (3, 5, 5, 5) rows.
Rep Increase Row - 82 (92, 104, 114, 124) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 4 (4, 6, 6, 6) rows 4 (5, 4, 5, 5) more times - 90 (102, 112, 124, 134) sts when all increases are completed.
Work even until piece measures 15 (16, 16 1/2, 17 1/2, 18) in. (38 (40.5, 42, 44.5, 45.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Armholes
Bind off 17 (22, 26, 31, 35) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 56 (58, 60, 62, 64) sts rem.
Next Row (RS): K18 for first strap, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off next 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) sts, k to end of row for other strap - 18 sts rem for each strap.
Work both straps at once with separate balls of yarn.
Note: if you would prefer, slip the sts for one strap onto a holder. Follow instructions below to complete one strap. Slip sts from holder back to needle and complete the second strap in the same way as the first.
Next Row: Purl.
Next (Shaping) Row (RS): K1, ssk, k to last st, M1, k1; on 2nd strap, k1, M1, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Rep last 2 rows until straps measure about 8 (8, 8 1/2, 8 1/2, 9) in. (20.5 (20.5, 21.5, 21.5, 23) cm) from armhole bind-off. Note: Measured straight up - at a right angle from bound-off edge - in the same way you would measure a raglan line.
Work even in St st for 5 (5, 5 1/2, 5 1/2, 6) in. (12.5 (12.5, 14, 14, 15) cm), end with a WS row.
Next (Decrease) Row (RS): K1, (k2tog) 8 times, k1; on 2nd strap, k1, (k2tog) 8 times, k1 - 10 sts rem for each strap.
Place sts on holders.


FRONT
Work Front same as Back to bust shaping - 78 (88, 100, 110, 120) sts before bust shaping. Note: The last row worked should be a knit row across the WS, creating a decorative ridge on the RS.
Shape Bust
Work 2 rows even in St st.
Next (Increase) Row (RS): K21 (24, 30, 33, 37), (k1, M1) 6 (7, 6, 7, 7) times, k24 (26, 28, 30, 32), (k1, M1) 6 (7, 6, 7, 7) times, k to end of row - 90 (102, 112, 124, 134) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st until piece measures 13 (14, 14 1/2, 15 1/2, 16) in. (33 (35.5, 37, 39.5, 40.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Neck
Next (Dividing) Row (RS):
K45 (51, 56, 62, 67) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and k to end of row.
Work both sides at once with separate balls of yarn.
Work even in St st for 1 row.
Next (Decrease) Row (RS): K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; on 2nd side, k1, ssk, k to end of row - 44 (50, 55, 61, 66) sts each side.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 5 more times, end with a WS row - 39 (45, 50, 56, 61) sts rem each side.
Shape Armholes
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) sts, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; on 2nd side, k1, ssk, k to end of row.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) sts, p to end of first side; on 2nd side, p to end of row - 33 (38, 42, 47, 51) sts rem each side.
Next Row (RS): K2, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; on 2nd side, k1, ssk, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 - 31 (36, 40, 45, 49) sts each side.
Next Row: P to end of first side; on 2nd side, p to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (6, 6, 8, 8) more times - 23 (24, 28, 29, 33) sts each side.
Next Row (RS): K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; on 2nd side, k1, ssk, k to end of row - 22 (23, 27, 28, 32) sts each side.
Next Row: P to end of first side; on 2nd side, p to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (1, 1, 0, 1) more time(s) - 21 (22, 26, 28, 31) sts rem each side.
Work even in St st until piece measures 18 (19, 19 1/2, 20 1/2, 21) in. (45.5 (48.5, 49.5, 52, 53.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

 

Size S ONLY
Next (Decrease) Row (RS):
K1, k3tog, (k2tog) 3 times, k3tog, (k2tog) twice, k3tog, k1; on 2nd side, k1, k3tog, (k2tog) twice, k3tog, (k2tog) 3 times, k3tog, k1 - 10 sts rem each side.

 

Size M ONLY
Next (Decrease) Row (RS):
K1, (k3tog, k2tog) 4 times, k1; on 2nd side, k1, (k2tog, k3tog) 4 times, k1 - 10 sts rem each side.

 

Size L ONLY
Next (Decrease) Row (RS):
K1, (k3tog) 8 times, k1; on 2nd side, k1, (k3tog) 8 times, k1 - 10 sts rem each side.

 

Size 1X ONLY
Next (Decrease) Row (RS):
K1, (k3tog) 3 times, (k2tog) twice, s2k2p2, k2tog, (k3tog) 3 times, k1; on 2nd side, K1, (k3tog) 3 times, (k2tog) twice, s2k2p2, k2tog, (k3tog) 3 times, k1 - 10 sts rem each side.

 

Size 2X ONLY
Next (Decrease) Row (RS):
K1, k3tog, (s2k2p2) twice, k3tog, (s2k2p2) 3 times, k3tog, k1; on 2nd side, k1, k3tog, (s2k2p2) 3 times, k3tog, (s2k2p2) twice, k3tog, k1 - 10 sts rem each side.

 

ALL SIZES
Work even in St st for 1 row. Place sts on holders.


FINISHING
Sew side seams.
Join end of left shoulder strap to Right Front and end of right shoulder strap to Left Front (straps cross at back of Tank) with 3-Needle bind off, as follows:
3-Needle Bind Off With RS together, hold in one hand 2 needles with equal number of sts on each. With 3rd needle, k tog 1 st from each needle, *k tog 1 st from each needle, pass first st worked over 2nd to bind off, repeat from * across.> Cut working yarn and pull through last st to secure.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Tiger Lily Tank Reviewed by Pamela Tessensohn on 2012-08-02 ****
This is such a cute tank, but fit's a little big. I have a 36" bust and made the medium. I think the small would've been more snug. After a days wear the material seemed to stretch and lengthen. So I think I'm going to take it in more under the arms, and the straps could be about an inch shorter to keep it from hanging low enough to show my bra at times.


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