Jorstad Creek Knit- Summer of Love Tank
Summer of Love Tank Top by Alena Reynolds
The Summer of Love Tank Top was inspired by ‘60’s era clothing and a sense of having fun with the vintage-theme for this year’s Pacific Northwest Slow Crawl. This is a tunic-length top that is knit bottom-up with lace panels at the sides and a flower lace motif in the front. The lace panels have decreases written into the chart, and these decreases are continued to the waist, providing a swingy body-skimming fit. The piece is knit in the round and then split for the front and back for armhole shaping. Design details include the lace flower motif at the center of the front and a racer-back panel for the back. Straps are seamed together at the tops of the shoulders. Wear this top as a fun and nostalgic piece over shorts or skirt, or style over a t-shirt and jeans as a tunic for cooler weather.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Size: Instructions provided for 9 sizes - X-small (small, medium, large, X-Large)(2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
Yarn: Jorstad Creek O’Keefe (3-ply, DK weight, 75% Cotton/25% Linen, 244 yd/223m) or Cestari Monticello DK Weight.
Single Color option: 2 (3, 3,3, 4)(5, 5, 6, 6) skeins.
Two Color option:
Skirt (bottom hem to high waist) 1 (2, 2, 2, 2)(3, 3,3, 3) skeins in Main Color.
Bodice (high waste to shoulders) 1(1,1,2,2)(2,2,3,3) in Contrasting Color.
Needle: Circular needle, 40 inches, US size 9 (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge: 3.7 stitches and 5.4 rows per inch in Stockinette Stitch lightly blocked.; 3.6 stitches and 5.4 rows per inch in Mesh Lace Pattern lightly blocked.
Notions: Stitch holders, 3 small and 1 to hold 30-inches, or waste yarn, Stitch markers, 4 ring markers, 1 to mark the beginning of the round