knit.wear Spring/Summer 2018: Portico Tank

The versatile, sexy, and chic Portico Tank is an essential spring/summer wardrobe staple. Wear it layered over a silky blouse, pair it with a floral sundress, or wear it with shorts on a hot summer day. The peekaboo cutouts and crisscross straps on the back flow into a deep ribbing that runs down the spine; the ribbing is replicated on the sides and around the neck, visually uniting the design for a clever and fun knit.

Use a breathable plant fiber—like cotton or linen—for year round wear ability and sharp stitch definition. This cool summer tank is worked in the round from the bottom up—it’s a quick, gratifying knit to wear all summer long. Get started now on projects that will carry you through summer and beyond, with knit.wear Spring/Summer 2018.


portico tank

Pattern Details

DESIGNER Irina Anikeeva

DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 33½ (37¾, 40¾, 45, 49½)” bust circumference. Tank shown measures 37¾”; modeled with 4¼” of positive ease.

YARN Blue Sky Fibers Skinny Organic Cotton (100% certified organic cotton; 150 yd [137 m]/2¼ oz [65 g]): #313 basil, 5 (5, 6, 7, 8) skeins.

NEEDLES Sizes 3 (3.25 mm) and 4
 (3.5 mm): 32″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Markers (m); waste yarn; stitch holders; spare 32″ size 3 (3.25 mm) cir; tapestry needle.

GAUGE 22 sts and 34 rnds = 4″ in St st on larger needle; 28 sts and 34 rnds = 4″ in k1, p1 rib on larger needle.


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