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Free Knitting Pattern: Color Waves Tank Top

Lion Brand« Kitchen Cotton
Pattern #: L32022
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SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X

Finished Bust 34 (36, 41, 43) in. (86.5 (91.5, 104, 109) cm)
Finished Length 24 1/2 (26, 25 1/2, 27) in. (62 (66, 65, 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: (applied Oct 9, 2013)
BACK
Shape Neck
Row 1 (WS):
P39 (39, 55, 55) sts P18, join 2nd ball of yarn, p21 (21, 37, 37) sts, then sl last 21 (21, 37, 37) sts to a st holder for back neck, join a 2nd ball of yarn and p to end of row - 18 sts rem for each shoulder.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Stripes, chevrons, and slip-stitch knitting converge to create this adorable sleeveless top. 

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Color (A)
Kitchen Cotton

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Kitchen Cotton
Vanilla Bubblegum Blueberry Blue Ice Hot Pepper Cayenne Snap Pea Grape
Tropic Breeze Licorice Citrus Kiwi Olive
*Kitchen Cotton (Article #831). 100% Cotton; package size: 2.00oz/57.00 gr. (99yds/90m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  831-098 Kitchen Cotton Yarn: Vanilla
   balls
$ 7.38 2, 3, 3 
Note: (A)
•  831-153 Kitchen Cotton Yarn: Licorice
   ball
$ 3.69 1, 2, 2 
Note: (B)
•  831-108 Kitchen Cotton Yarn: Blue Ice
   ball
$ 3.69 1, 2, 2 
Note: (C)
•  831-170 Kitchen Cotton Yarn: Kiwi
   ball
$ 3.69 2, 2, 2 
Note: (D)
•  831-174 Kitchen Cotton Yarn: Olive
   ball
$ 3.69 1, 1, 1 
Note: (E)
•  831-148 Kitchen Cotton Yarn: Tropic Breeze
   ball
$ 3.69 2, 2, 2 
Note: (F)
•  831-130 Kitchen Cotton Yarn: Snap Pea
   ball
$ 3.69 2, 2, 2 
Note: (G)
•  831-106 Kitchen Cotton Yarn: Blueberry
   ball
$ 3.69 1, 1, 1 
Note: (H)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Color Waves Tank Top

Lion Brand« Kitchen Cotton

GAUGE:

19 sts + 20 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) over Zigzag pattern with size 7 (4.5 mm) needles (for sizes S and L only);
18 sts + 19 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) over Zigzag pattern with size 8 (5 mm) needles (for sizes M and 1X only).

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:

skp Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch - 1 st decreased.
sl2kp (slip 2 sts - k1 st - pass slipped sts over)
A double decrease worked as follows:
1. Insert right needle into next 2 sts as if to knit them tog, and slip them from the left needle to the right needle.
2. Knit the next st.
3. With tip of left needle, lift the 2 slipped sts (the 2nd and 3rd sts on the right needle) up and over the knit st (first st on right needle) and off the needle - 2 sts decreased.
Yo (yarn over)
An increase that also creates a small decorative hole (eyelet) in the fabric, worked as follows:
1. Bring yarn to front, between the needles.
2. Take yarn to back, over the right needle. This creates the new st. You are now ready to proceed with the next st as instructed.

PATTERN STITCH
Zigzag Pattern (worked over a multiple of 8 sts + 1 additional st)
Rows 1 and 2:
With B, knit.
Row 3 (RS): With C, k2, yo, k1, *sl2kp, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2; rep from * to last 6 sts, sl2kp, k1, yo, k2.
Row 4: With C, purl.
Rows 5 and 6: With C, rep Rows 3 and 4.
Rows 7-10: With H, rep Rows 3 and 4 twice.
Rows 11 and 12: With A, rep Rows 3 and 4.
Rows 13-16: With F, rep Rows 3 and 4 twice.
Rows 17 and 18: With A, rep Rows 3 and 4.
Rows 19-22: With D, rep Rows 3 and 4 twice.
Rows 23 and 24: With E, knit.
Rows 25-28: With G, rep Rows 3 and 4 twice.
Rep Rows 1-28 for Zigzag pattern.

NOTES:

1. Tank is made from 2 pieces, Back and Front. Both pieces are worked in ripple and Zigzag patterns.
2. Yo's (yarn overs) are worked with matching decreases so that the stitch count does NOT change in pattern rows.
3. Sizes are created by using different needle sizes for different Tank sizes. Size 7 needles are used for sizes S and L only. Size 8 needles are used for sizes M and 1X only. Size 6 needles are used for armhole edging and neckband for all sizes.
4. The different size needles change the length of the Zigzag section, resulting in the M size being just slightly longer than the L size.
5. With yarn in front (wyif) refers to the side of the work facing you as you work the row; with yarn in back (wyib) refers to the side of the work that is away from you as you work the row.
6. When you see 'as established' in the instructions, this means to continue in the current pattern st, changing color as in pattern and taking care to keep the peaks and valleys of each row aligned.
7. As the stitch and color patterns change and shaping is worked, the current pattern stitches may not always align with the previous pattern stitches.


BACK
With size 7 (4.5 mm) needles for sizes S and L, or size 8 (5 mm) needles for sizes M and 1X and A, cast on 92 (92, 110, 110) sts.
Purl 1 row.
Row 1 (RS): K1, *(k2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, (k2tog) 3 times; rep from * 4 (4, 5, 5) more times, k1.
Row 2: Purl.
Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Rows 5 and 6: With B, knit.
Rows 7-10: With C, rep Rows 1-4.
Rows 11 and 12: With B, knit.
Rows 13-16: With D, rep Rows 1-4.
Row 17 (Decrease): With E, k1, skp, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 90 (90, 108, 108) sts at the end of this row.
Row 18: With E, knit.
Row 19: With F, k1, skp, k3, *(yo, k5) twice, sl2kp, k5; rep from * 3 (3, 4, 4) more times, yo, k5, yo, k4, k2tog, k1.
Row 20: With F, purl.
Rows 21-24: With F, rep Rows 19 and 20 twice.
Row 25 (Decrease): With A, k1, skp, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 88 (88, 106, 106) sts.
Row 26: With A, purl.
Row 27: With G, *k3, sl 2 wyib; rep from * to last 3 (3, 1, 1) st(s), k3 (3, 1, 1).
Row 28: With G, p3 (3, 1, 1), *sl 2 wyif, p3; rep from * across.
Rows 29 and 30: With A, rep Rows 25 and 26 - 86 (86, 104, 104) sts at the end of Row 29.
Row 31: With F, k1 (1, 3, 3), *k3, yo, (k2, k2tog) twice, k3, yo; rep from * 5 (5, 6, 6) more times, k1 (1, 3, 3).
Row 32: With F, purl.
Rows 33-36: With F, rep Rows 31 and 32 twice.
Row 37 (Decrease): With H, k1, skp, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 84 (84, 102, 102) sts.
Row 38: With H, knit.
Row 39: With C, k0 (0, 3, 3), *(k2tog) twice, (yo, k1) 4 times, (k2tog) twice; rep from * 6 (6, 7, 7) more times, k0 (0, 3, 3).
Row 40: With C, purl.
Rows 41 and 42: With C, rep Rows 39 and 40.
Rows 43 and 44: With A, rep Rows 39 and 40.
Rows 45 and 46: With D, rep Rows 39 and 40.
Row 47 (Decrease): With E, k1, skp, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 82 (82, 100, 100) sts.
Row 48: With E, knit.
Row 49: With G, k6 (6, 9, 9), yo, k3, sl2kp, k3, *yo, k3, yo, k3, sl2kp, k3; rep from * 4 (4, 5, 5) times, yo, k7 (7, 10, 10).
Row 50: With G, purl.
Rows 51 and 52: With G, rep Rows 49 and 50.
Row 53: With A, knit.
Row 54: With A, purl.
Row 55: With B, k3 (3, 2, 2), sl 2 wyib, *k3, sl 2 wyib; rep from * to last 2 (2, 1, 1) st(s), k2 (2, 1, 1).
Row 56: With B, p2 (2, 1, 1), sl 2 wyif, *p3, sl 2 wyif; rep from * to last 3 (3, 2, 2) sts, p3 (3, 2, 2).
Row 57: With A, knit.
Row 58: With A, (p40 (40, 23, 23), p2tog) 1 (1, 3, 3) times, p to end of row - 81 (81, 97, 97) sts.
Row 59: With G, k2, yo, k2tog, *k3, yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 2 (2, 3, 3) sts, k2 (2, 3, 3).
Row 60: With G, purl.
Rows 61 and 62: With G, rep Rows 59 and 60.
Beg Zigzag Pattern
Work Rows 1-28 of Zigzag pattern.
Shape Armholes
Note:
As you begin to bind off for armholes, you may need to adjust the Zigzag pattern.
When working the RS pattern row, if you do not have a yo before the first sl2kp or after the last sl2kp, change that dec to a skp instead of a sl2kp.
Row 1 (RS): Bind off 6 sts, work in Zigzag pattern as established to end of row - 75 (75, 91, 91) sts.
Row 2: Bind off 6 sts, work in Zigzag pattern as established to end of row - 69 (69, 85, 85) sts.
Row 3: Bind off 2 sts, work in Zigzag pattern as established to end of row - 67 (67, 83, 83) sts.
Row 4: Bind off 2 sts, work in Zigzag pattern as established to end of row - 65 (65, 81, 81) sts.
Row 5 (Decrease): K1, sl2kp, work in Zigzag pattern as established to last 4 sts, sl2kp, k1 - 61 (61, 77, 77) sts.
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: Rep Row 5 - 57 (57, 73, 73) sts.
Work even in Zigzag pattern as established until armholes measure 5 (5 1/2, 6, 6 1/2) in. (12.5 (14, 15, 16.5) cm), end with a RS row.
Note: End with a RS row means that the last row you work should be a RS row.
Shape Neck
Row 1 (WS):
P18, join 2nd ball of yarn, p21 (21, 37, 37) sts, then sl last 21 (21, 37, 37) sts to a st holder for back neck, p to end of row - 18 sts rem for each shoulder.
Note: You will now be working both sides at the same time using separate balls of yarn. Wind any single balls of yarn you have into 2 separate balls before beginning.
Row 2: On first side, work in Zigzag pattern as established to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 4 sts, work in Zigzag pattern as established to end of side.
Row 3: On first side, work in Zigzag pattern as established to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 4 sts, work in Zigzag pattern as established to end of side - 14 sts on each side.
Row 4: On first side, work in Zigzag pattern as established to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 3 sts, work in Zigzag pattern as established to end of side.
Row 5: On first side, work in Zigzag pattern as established to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 3 sts, work in Zigzag pattern as established to end of side - 11 sts on each side.
Row 6: On first side: k1, skp, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, skp, k1; on 2nd side, k1, skp, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, skp, k1.
Work even in Zigzag pattern as established on both sides using separate balls of yarn until armholes measure 6 1/2 (7, 7 1/2, 8) in. (16.5 (18, 19, 20.5) cm).
Bind off.


FRONT
Make same as Back until armholes measure 2 (2 1/2, 3, 3 1/2) in. (5 (6.5, 7.5, 9) cm), end with a RS row - 57 (57, 73, 73) sts.
Shape Neck
Work same as Shape Neck of Back until armholes measure same as Back. Bind off.


FINISHING
Sew left shoulder seam.
Neck Edging
From RS with smallest needles and B, pick up and k15 sts evenly spaced across right side edge of back neck; working over back neck sts on holder, (k2, k2tog) 5 (5, 9, 9) times, k1; pick up and k15 sts evenly spaced across left side edge of back neck; pick up and k22 sts evenly spaced across left side edge of front neck; working over front neck sts on holder, (k2, k2tog) 5 (5, 9, 9) times, k1; pick up and k22 sts evenly spaced across right side edge of front neck - 106 (106, 130, 130) sts.
Purl 1 row.
Bind off as if to purl.
Sew right shoulder, including side edges of edging.
Armhole Edging
With smallest needles and B, pick up and k60 (64, 68, 72) sts evenly spaced along armhole edge.
Purl 1 row.
Bind off as if to purl. Rep along opposite armhole edge.
Sew side seams including edges of armhole edging.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back wyif = with yarn in front


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