Explorer Tank

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Explorer Tank

7.00

The Explorer Tank is a fun little number with a lot of surprising details. Featuring an open latticework back, a flattering v-neck bodice, & customizable side seams, there are so many different ways to knit up this top to make it your own. It's perfect for layering & wearing with a skirt or high waisted jeans, & is sure to be a new favorite addition to your closet.

This pattern is also available on Ravelry & Etsy // Custom order a handknit tank here

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SIZING

– Based on bra bandwidth size; pick the size that matches your bra band

– See schematic (in pattern)

– Each size has designed to have about 0"-1" of positive ease

– 30" (32", 34", 36", 38") [40", 42", 44", 46"]

 

Fiber

– Bulky: approximately 80 (95, 110, 125, 140) [155, 170, 185, 200] yards bulky weight yarn

– Sport: approximately 90 (110, 130, 150, 170) [190, 210, 230, 250] yards sport weight yarn

– Sample: Bulky: 1 skein Quince & Co Puffin, colorway Egret; Sport: 1 skein O-Wool O-Wash Sport, colorway Silver Maple

 

Gauge

– Bulky: 8.5 sts & 13 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch; 2.125 sts/inch; blocked

– Sport: 15 sts & 13 rows = 4 inches in lace pattern; 3.75 sts/inch; blocked

 

Needles & Notions

– US Size 15 straight or circular ndl

– US Size 9 straight or circular ndl

– Removable stitch markers

– Scrap yarn (for holding stitches)

– Scrap yarn (for seaming)

– Tapestry needle

– Measuring tape

– Crochet hook (for seaming)

– Blocking materials of your choice

 

SKILLS & NOTES

If you are confused or stuck, there are a lot of great tutorials online for all of these techniques!

– Long tail cast on

– Simple lace

– Simple decreasing

– Crocheted seams; The sides & straps are seamed using a simple crocheted edging. You can use whatever yarn you'd like & just about any size crochet hook works - I used 3 different fingering weight yarns held together to create a pop of color & a marled look. You could hold the bulky & sport yarns together, do a neutral seam, or a contrasting color seam. The possibilities are endless! The piece is then finished with a crochet edging around the bottom as well.

– IMPORTANT NOTE: Blocking is extremely important, especially for the back lace. It will bloom quite noticeably when blocked.