POW: Crossover Tank

I love stripes. LOVE them. I have several striped tops with varying sleeve lengths—one for every season!—and at least half of my summer dresses are striped. So you can imagine my delight when I saw the projects for the Dream Team story in knitscene Summer 2017—a plethora of stripes! It’s like editor Hannah Baker selected these designs just for me. I love all 3 of the striped tank tops in the story, but the Crossover Tank by Emily Ringelman has edged out the others to become my favorite project from the issue.

knitted tank top

There are so many things to love about this knitted tank: the flattering fit, the colorful stripes, the twisted crossover straps that add flair and visual interest. I also love its sporty feel. It’s super cute with shorts and sneakers (and a skateboard!), as styled in the magazine, but it would also look great with jeans and sandals. And I don’t currently have a striped tank top in my wardrobe, so the Crossover Tank will fill that gap nicely!

This knitted tank is worked in the round from the bottom up, with applied I-cords straps attached after blocking. The 100% cotton yarn makes this top light and breathable, even on the hottest days of summer. So you’ll be comfortable no matter what you get up to this season, whether you’re skating in the park or hanging out at a music festival or just sitting on a patio enjoying a cool beverage with friends.

Pattern Details

Finished Size: 30.5 (33.25, 36.25, 40.75, 43.75, 47.5)” bust circumference. Tank shown measures 33.25″ modeled with 1.25″ of positive ease.

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima (100% cotton; 220 yd [201 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): #3801 silver (MC), 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4) balls; #3807 jasmine green (CC), 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) ball(s).

Needles: Sizes 5 (3.75 mm) and 6 (4 mm): 32″ circular (cir). Size 5 (3.75 mm): two double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); stitch holder; tapestry needle; size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook.

Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rnds = 4″ in St st on larger needle.

What warm-weather projects are on your needles? Let me know in the comments!


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