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Sinfully Simple Cavewoman Tank

Wow your friends with a daring new look. The Sinfully Simple Cavewoman Tank is a fun way to let your wild side free. This knit tank top stylishly drapes over one shoulder, making it perfect for warm nights or a night on the town. The simple shape of this top makes it an easy project to tackle. You only need to worry about one shoulder, so neck shaping isnt even on the radar.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Abbreviations
beg – beginning

k - knit

k1f&b – knit in the front and back of same stitch

k2tog – knit 2 stitches together

mm – millimeter

p – purl

p2tog – purl 2 stitches together

pat – pattern

rem – remaining

rep – repeat

rnd – round

RS – right side

sl – slip

st(s) – stitch(es)

ssk – slip, slip, knit

ssp – slip, slip purl

St st – stockinette stitch

WS – wrong side

yo – yarn over

[ ] – repeat instructions in brackets the number of times specified

* – repeat instructions after asterisk as specified.

 

Finished Measurements
Bust: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)"
Length: 25¾ (26¾, 27½, 28¾, 29¾, 30½)" at longest point


Materials

  • Yarn: Spangle by Premier Yarns (75% Polyamide, 25% Polyester (glitter thread); 164 yards/150 meters; 1.75 ounces/50 grams)
    • 11-215 Starry Night – 6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) balls
  • Knitting Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) 24" circular and set of 2 double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Extras: Stitch marker, yarn needle, grosgrain ribbon, sewing needle and thread

Gauge
24 sts and 32 rows = 4" in St st. Use any size needles necessary to obtain specified gauge.

 

Project Notes

  • Row gauge is very important for proper fit.
  • Circular needle is used to accommodate stitches. Do not join; work back and forth in rows.
  • Piece is worked sideways from edge of piece to opposite edge, beginning at the left front underarm.

Special Terms and Stitches
Seed Stitch
Row 1 (RS): * K1, p1; rep from * to end, ending k1 if needed.
Row 2: Purl the knit sts and knit the purl sts as they present themselves.
Rep Row 2 for pat.


Cable Cast On: Place a slipknot on left needle and k1, slip new st onto left needle; *insert right needle between first 2 sts on left needle, k1 from this position, leave the first st on left needle and slip new st onto left needle; rep from * for desired number of sts.

I-Cord: With double-pointed needles, * knit 1 row; without turning the work, slide the sts to right end of needle, pull yarn tightly from the end of the row, (behind the sts); rep from * until cord measures desired length.

TANK
Front: Cast on 118 (120, 122, 124, 126, 128) sts.
Next Row (WS): Seed st over 5 sts, place marker, work St st to end. Work in patt as set for 5 (7, 9, 11, 13, 15) more rows.
 

Shape Armhole—Row 1 (WS): Work in patt, use the cable method to cast on 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28) sts at end of row.
Row 2: Work in St st to marker, slip marker, work in seed st to end. Rep last 2 rows once more – 154 (160, 166, 172, 178, 184) sts.
Shape Lower Edge—Next (dec) Row (WS): Seed st to marker, slip marker, p1, ssp, purl to end – 1 st dec.
Rep dec row every 8 (10, 10, 12, 14, 14) rows 12 more times; and at the same time, when piece measures 1¾ (2, 2¼, 2½, 2¾, 3)" from armhole cast on, ending after a RS row, shape neck as follows:


Shape Neck—Next Row (WS): Work in patt to last 6 sts, place marker, seed st to end.
Next (dec) row (RS): Sl 1 (now and throughout slip first st of neck edge), seed st to marker, slip marker, k1, ssk, work to end as set – 1 st dec. Work 1 WS row in pat. Rep neck dec row. Work 3 rows even in pat. Rep last 6 rows 17 (19, 21, 23, 25, 27) more times – 106 (108, 110, 112, 114, 116) sts. Piece measures 15¼ (17, 18¾, 20½, 22¼, 24)".
Work 1 RS row.
Eyelet for I-cord (WS): Seed st to marker, slip marker, [p5, yo, p2tog] 5 times, work to end. Work even for 6 rows. Bind off.


Back: Cast on 118 (120, 122, 124, 126, 128) sts.
Next Row (RS): Seed st over 5 sts, place marker, work St st to end. Work in pat as set for 5 (7, 9, 11, 13, 15) more rows.
 

Shape Armhole—Row 1 (RS): Work in pat, use the cable method to cast on 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28) sts at end of row.
Row 2: Work in St st to marker, slip marker, seed st to end. Rep last 2 rows once more – 154 (160, 166, 172, 178, 184) sts.
Shape Lower Edge—Next (dec) Row (RS): Seed st to marker, slip marker, k1, ssk, knit to end – 1 st dec.
Rep bottom edge dec row every 8 (10, 10, 12, 14, 14) rows 12 more times; and at the same time, when piece measures 1¾ (2, 2¼, 2½, 2¾, 3)" from armhole cast on, ending after a WS row, shape neck as follows:

Shape Neck—Next Row (RS): Work in pat to last 6 sts, place marker, seed st to end.
Next (dec) Row (WS): Sl 1 (now and throughout slip first st of neck edge), seed st to marker, slip marker, p1, ssp, work to end as set – 1 st dec. Work 1 RS row in pat. Rep neck dec row. Work 3 rows even in pat. Rep last 6 rows 17 (19, 21, 23, 25, 27) more times – 106 (108, 110, 112, 114, 116) sts. Piece measures 15¼ (17, 18¾, 20½, 22¼, 24)".
Work 1 WS row.

Eyelet for I-cord (RS): Seed st to marker, slip marker, [k5, yo, k2tog] 5 times, work to end. Work even for 6 rows. Bind off.


FINISHING
Weave in ends. Block pieces to measurements. Sew shoulder seams. Sew side seams leaving 3" vent at bottom edge of longer side and vent up to bottom eyelet on shorter side. Sew grosgrain ribbon to wrong side of shoulder strap to prevent stretching.

I-Cord:
With double-pointed needles, cast on 3 sts, work I-cord until piece measures 30". Bind off. Thread through holes at right edge of body.

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