Gathered Front Tank

This ever so cute tank top is constructed in an interesting and unusual way. The cast on edge is folded and joined to become the button placket. The resulting starburst effect across the front adds flare and a little swing.

Designer: Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark
Finished Size: 35 (39, 43, 47, 51)" bust circumference. Garment shown measures 35", modeled with 2" of positive ease.
Yarn: Maggiknits Maggi's Linen (52% cotton, 48% linen; 126 yd [115 m]/50 g): #24 pistachio green, 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) balls.
Needles: Body-size 7 (4.5 mm): 24" circular (cir). Trim-size 4 (3.5 mm): 24" cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle; safety pins; five 1/2" buttons; sewing needle and matching thread.
Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" in St st on larger needles.


The Front begins at center Front neck; the CO sts will become the gathered Front slit when completed. Work the instructions IN ORDER, as given. BUT…… the (2) side sections AND the center section are worked AT THE SAME TIME, each section following it's specific insts, and the specific insts will be worked on different rows until all rows of the shaping have been completed, and the st counts are given for each section.



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