Bempton Tank Top Pattern


This single pattern is available as a download.

For this pattern  you may use*:

Yarn & Amounts: 8(10:12:13) 25g balls of Jamieson’s Spindrift (100% Shetland Wool, 105m/114yds per 25g).

Metres: 840(1050:1260:1365)m.

Needles: 3mm and 3.25mm.

Gauge (tension): 32 stitches and 38 rows to 10cm/4ins square over cable pattern when slightly stretched using 3.25mm needles.


To Fit Chest (suggested)
81.5-86.5 86.5-91.5 96.5-101.5 106.5-112 cm
32-34 34-36 38-40 42-44 ins
Actual Chest Measurement
87 95 102 110 cm
34¼ 37½ 40¼ 43¼ ins
Length (from shoulder)
52> 54 56 60 cm
20½ 21¼ 22 23½ ins

My design ideas and advice: Those of you that know my patterns will be very familiar with the stitches I used on the Bempton Tank Top….it is the same stitch pattern I used on the Bempton Jumper and then on the Bempton Mittens, which started out as a mystery retreat project!
I love this stitch pattern, it looks more complicated than it is. I’ve always loved a cable jumper but I wanted to give my cable jumper a little more detail than just cables. So I added a moss stitch panel. The Bempton Jumper is knitted in aran weight yarn and the Bempton Tank Top is knitted in 4 ply weight yarn. I am loving how the same pattern looks so delicate in a  4 ply weight yarn compared with an aran weight yarn.

As I have mentioned before and before and before (!!) I love designing simple easy to knit patterns. One that the knitter can just sit and relax with and to this end I’ve put one of my front neck edges on this tank top. It is so simple to knit yet looks very classic.

*the yarn I used for this pattern has been discontinued (a 2020 pandemic casualty) and so I’ve suggested the yarn above as a good substitute as the Shetland Wool holds the stitches beautifully. I’ve helped visitors to my studio pick shades in this yarn for this pattern and it looked fab!

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