Bray Tank Top Pattern


This single pattern is available as a download.

My design ideas and advice: This is another requested design. The request came from knitters who wanted to learn how to knit in the round. They wanted a simple, easy to knit pattern to try out their first knitted in the round garment.
A tank top is perfect to start this journey with. While for an experienced knitter this is a super quick knit to add texture and colour to your wardrobe. Its knitted ‘bottom up’ and I knitted that bit without thinking about it, just a few rounds here and there and before I knew it I had completed the first half of my tank top.
The short version is great to wear with dresses or a long shirt for those that do not want to bare their belly. Or there is a long version that is great to wear with trousers or skirts.

For this pattern I used:

Yarn & Amounts: 4(5:5:6:6) 50g balls of Mohair Tweed (70% merino/30% mohair, 110m/120yds per 50g) in shade A *and*
One 50g ball each in shade B and shade C for short version.
5(6:6:7:7) 50g balls of Mohair Tweed for long version (knitted all in one shade).

Needles: 3.75mm circular needle 40cm length for neck & 40cm or 60cm length for armholes.
4mm circular needle. 80cm length for the first two sizes and 100cm for the last three sizes.

Gauge (tension): 19 stitches and 27 rows to 10cm/4ins square over stocking stitch using 4mm needles.


To Fit Chest (suggested)
81.5-86.5 91.5-96.5 101.5-106.5 112-117 122-127 cms
32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 48-50 ins
Actual Chest Size
90.5 101 111.5 122 132.5 cms
35½ 39¼ 43¾ 48 52 ins
Length short version (from shoulder)
42 44 46 50 52 cm
16½ 17½ 18 19½ 20½ ins
Length long version (from shoulder)
51 54 56 62 64 cm
20 21¼ 22 24½ 25¼ ins


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