Pattern of the Week: Ripple Tank

The Ripple Tank is a quick knit perfect to throw on over your swimsuit at the pool, or over a lacy bralette for a cute summer backyard party look. This tank isn’t just for summer though; wear it over a matching or contrasting camisole even in the colder months and create warm layers with a cardigan. The Ripple Tank pattern calls for Knit Picks Paragon Sport, a lightweight blend that is one-half merino wool, one-fourth alpaca, and one-fourth silk. The blend helps make it seasonally versatile, and the silk gives it extra strength and smoothness.

The Ripple Tank utilizes double yarnovers in the pattern to get its chain mail look, which makes the piece an airy, comfortable knit for summer. The straps have slipstitch edges, which help create a professionally finished look. The front and the back of the tank are worked separately, back and forth, from the bottom up and then are seamed together.

On the sides of the body are a few inches of ribbing, both for look and also to stabilize the seam. The back is a tad longer than the front, creating a cute hi-low hem, and the seam doesn’t go all the way down, so the top has an open slit or a few inches, letting you move freely in the tank.

Dressed up or down, our cover project from knitscene Summer 2018 is the ultimate layering piece. Get those needles moving.


ripple tank

Pattern Details

DESIGNER Jenny Williams

DIFFICULTY Easy

FINISHED SIZE 31 (34, 37, 40½, 43½, 45½, 48½, 50)” bust circumference. Tank top shown measures 34″; modeled with 1½” of positive ease.

YARN Knit Picks Paragon Sport (50% fine merino wool, 25% baby alpaca, 25% mulberry silk; 123 yd [112 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #26966 Kenai, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) balls.

NEEDLES  Size 9 (5.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS  Stitch holders; tapestry needle.

GAUGE 18 sts and 26 rows = 4″ in Double Yarnover Lace patt.


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