Angel Lace Tank


This flattering knit top pattern proves that less is more. Featuring a simple stockinette stitch bodice and charming lace design, the Angel Lace Tank is a pretty addition to your spring or summer wardrobe. Pair it with a light skirt or pair of jeans for a casual, yet polished look. Perfect for day to night wear, this knitted tank top pattern is one you'll love being able to take credit for.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

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


  • Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds); Main Color (MC) White (9701)
    • XS - 2 balls
    • S - 3 balls
    • M - 3 balls
    • L - 4 balls
    • XL - 4 balls
  • One pair size US 8 (5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge
  • Crochet hook size US J-10 (6mm)
  • Yarn needle
  • Row counter



In Lace Rib, 16 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10 cm.
In Stockinette stitch, 18 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10 cm.



XS 34" / 86.5 cm
S 38" / 96.5 cm
M 42" / 106.5 cm
L 46" / 117 cm
XL 50" / 127 cm

XS - 21"
S - 22"
M - 22.5"
L - 23.5"
XL - 24"




STITCHES USED: Stockinette stitch (St st)


Lacy Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 3)

Note: The yarn-overs in this Stitch pattern provide the extra yarn needed to produce the 'eyelets' on each side of the slipped st, and to allow the slipped st to become elongated as it is slipped; they are not worked as sts. On Rows 3 and 6 the yarn-over strands are incorporated into the slipped st as it is worked.

Row 1 (RS): K3, * yo, slip 1, yo, k3; repeat from * across.

Row 2: P3, * yo, slip [first yo and next st, drop remaining yo], yo, p3; repeat from * across.

Row 3: K3,  *  knit slipped st, inserting needle under both yarn-over strands and into st, dropping the extra yo,  k3; repeat from * across.

Row 4: P3, * yo, slip1, yo, p3; repeat from * across.

Row 5: K3,  * yo, slip [first yo and next st, drop remaining yo ], yo, k3; repeat from * across.

Row 6: P3,  * purl slipped st, inserting needle under both yarn-over strands and into st, dropping the extra yo. p3; repeat from * across.

Repeat Rows 1 – 6 for Lace Rib

Single crochet (sc), for edging



Fabric is very flexible; garment is designed to be loose fitting.


Loosely cast on 67 (75, 83, 91, 99) sts.
(RS) Begin Lacy Rib; work even until piece measures 14 (14 1/2, 14 1/2, 15, 15)" from beginning, end with (RS) Row 3 or (WS) Row 6 of Lacy rib.

Change to St st on all sts; if ending on Row 3 (Row 6), work even for 1 (2) row(s), end with a WS row.

Shape Armholes

(RS) Bind off 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) sts at beginning of next 2 rows - 63 (69, 75, 81, 87) sts remain.

Dec 1 st each side every other row 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) times as follows:
(RS) K2, k2tog, work across to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 - 55 (59, 63, 67, 71) sts remain. 
Work even until armhole measures 7 (7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2, 9)" from beginning of shaping, end with a WS row.
Bind off all sts loosely.



Cast on and work as for Back until armhole measures 3 (3 1/2, 4, 4 1/2, 5)" from beginning, end with a WS row—55 (59, 63, 67, 71) sts remain; place a marker each side of center 11 sts.

Shape Neck

(RS) Work across to first marker; join a second ball of yarn and bind off center sts; work to end—22 (24, 26, 28, 30) sts remain each side.

Working both sides at same time, at each neck edge, bind off 3 sts once, 2 sts once, then dec 1 st every other row 5 times—12 (14, 16, 18, 20) sts remain for shoulder.


Sew shoulder and side seams.

Neck Edging

With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn with a slip st at shoulder seam.

Ch 1, work 1 row sc evenly around neck edge, join with a slip st to first st.


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This tank is a very sweet Peek A Boo top. The Angel lace tank is so versatile you could wear it with a pair of shorts on the beach. Or add a long shirt for a night out. Pick out your color and get started

I like this tank, but I often have difficulties keeping track of a lace pattern. I have found it helpful to place a marker every time the pattern repeats or every other time. Then, when I get off in my pattern I catch it before the end of the row. It has made lace knitting much more enjoyable!!

A video of these 6 rows would be great.

That's a really great idea, Kat! We'll be sure to pass that info along to our creative team.

I am having trouble with row 3 and 6. Especially row 6. I have watched utubes on yarn overs (I am not a novice) and I can't seem to purl the slipped stitch and both the yarn overs. I don't think I am doing this too tight. Have ripped it out many times over several days.

I gave up with their lace pattern and chose another one that is 4 sts plus 2. Using a 5 gauge needle it is only 12 inches across the bottom not 17. I think I will up on this pattern because I don't think anyone has tested it.

I had a really hard time understanding this pattern. I ripped it out at least 15 times and was about to give up, but after sharing with a friend we solved the problem. All slipped stitches should be slipped PURLWISE. This then makes the y/o's very obvious. To the knitter who asks how many stitches should be on the needle, after rows 3 6, you should have the same number of stitches as you originally cast on.

I have tried and tried to do this lace pattern and have ripped it out no less than 8 times. I finally came back to the web site to find it corrected for row three. hope this works. It has been a frustrating couple of days trying to get it right! I wish they would do a video tutorial so we can follow step by step and overcome any fears that lace knitting may cause in some of us newbies!

* Such a beautiful tank. *

I contacted Caron's to request a corrected pattern and they did respond with the corrections. Note the pattern is wrong on their website also, unless they corrected it yesterday. Rows 1, 2 and 4 are correct. Row 3 K3, knit slipped st, inserting needle under both yarn-over strands and into sst, dropping the extra yo, K3 repeat from across. Row 5 K3, yo, slip (first yo and next st, drop remaining yo), yo, K3 repeat from across. Row 6 P3, purl slipped st, inserting needle under both yarn-over strands and into st, dropping the extra yo. P3 repeat from across. I'm hoping I didn't make any typos in this but will review and correct if necessary. My thanks to Caron for their kind assistance!

Thank you for letting us know, Judith! We'll be sure that this is corrected on our site as well.

the pattern is missing a step in row 2

I am having difficulty in understanding row 2 of the lace pattern and rows 3 and 6. How many stitches do I have on the needle after row 2 is worked in the large size? How many stitches am I supposed to have after working row 3? The lace pattern is confusing to me.

The was NOT an easy pattern to make. The directions are not right, the lacy stitch does not come out unless you do the slips a certain way. It took me 3 hours one night, 3 hours the next, asking a friend for help and emailing back and forth a few times to get it so it would work. And it says it fits loosely? How about 60 inches around? That's not loose! That's the size of the bottom of a skirt I knitted this winter, seriously? Had a hard time finally adjusting this pattern to something I would wear and like.


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