knitscene Summer 2018: Seashell Tank
The Seashell Tank by Heather Zoppetti from knitscene Summer 2018 is next up on my knitting queue. This breezy lace tank steals the show with a front lace panel and I-cord drawstring in the back, giving the top a more feminine shape.
It pairs wonderfully over a tank, swimming suit, or dress and goes from day to night with the addition of a jean or leather jacket. But to be honest, I pretty much plan on wearing this with shorts and then jeans in the fall.
The yarn, Anzula Breeze, has a beautiful tonal quality that adds dimension and intrigue. It comes in colors that range from beautifully soft to vibrant and fun.
Breeze is a silk and linen blend that through some crazy magic makes an irresistibly soft fabric with drape and stitch definition all while being incredibly light. And it only takes 1-2 skeins to make this top so I may have to start a collection.
But the best part is the construction of this tank; you knit it in a modular fashion, working the front lace panel first, in the round from the center out. Then the sides and back are cast on and knit to the underarm, leaving an opening for the lace panel. The front is knit by picking up stitches along the lace panel and knitting towards the neck and shoulders, working the back last.
As someone who plans on making this their first knitted garment, it sounds much less intimidating to tackle it in pieces. I can’t wait to share my WIP with you!
DESIGNER Heather Zoppetti
FINISHED SIZE 28 (31½, 35, 39, 42½, 46, 50)” bust circumference. Tank shown measures 31½”; modeled with zero ease.
YARN Anzula Breeze (65% silk, 35% linen; 750 yd [686 m]/4 oz [113 g]): blush, 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s).
NEEDLES Size 3 (3.25 mm): two 24″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; size D/3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook.
GAUGE 27 sts and 40 rows = 4″ in St st; lace panel = 12″ square.