Oxenber Tank Top Pattern


This single pattern is available as a download.

For this pattern I used:

Yarn & Amounts: 1(1:2:2:3) 100g hank(s) of WYS Bluefaced Leicester DK – Undyed (100% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 225m/243yds per 100g).

Metres: 120(220:330:440:530)m.

My Alternative Yarn Suggestions & Amounts: Mohair Tweed 2(2:3:4:5) 50g balls or WYS Illustrious Naturals DK 1(1:2:2:3) 100g hank(s).

Needles: 3.75mm and 4mm.

Gauge (tension): 22 stitches and 32 rows to 10cm/4ins square over stocking stitch using 4mm needles.


To Fit Age (suggested):
0-1 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 years
Actual Chest Measurement
42 50 58 66 74 cms
16½ 19¾ 22½ 26 29¼ ins
Length (from shoulder)
24 28 34 40 46 cms
11 13¼ 15¾ 18 ins

My design ideas and advice: I love playing about, designing with ribs and cables. I also enjoy playing with decreases, making sure the stitches follow the line of decreases smoothly.
I think I knitted this ‘simple’ little tank top about four or five times to get the detail exactly right. I wanted the cables to follow up and over and down the back so I had to make sure the rib pattern was the correct repeat. This pattern was definitely one that challenged my designer’s mind! I wanted it to be simple and easy to knit so there aren’t any edges to pick up – remember this when joining in new balls.

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