Fair Isle Tank

Materials
Needles – US 8, Circular
Yarn – Knit Picks Shine Worsted, 2 skeins (150.0 yards, 3.53 ounces) in Serrano, 2 skeins (150.0 yards, 3.53 ounces) in Sweet Potato, 3 skeins (225.0 yards, 5.29 ounces) in Crocus
Gauge
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in ST
Fair Isle Pattern
11 stitch repeat

Pattern

CO 165 in MC
Row 1: Knit. Join in round
Rows 2-9: Knit
Row 10: Purl
Rows 11-19: Knit rows 1-9 in Fair Isle Pattern 
Row 20: Continue in Fair Isle Pattern, picking up CO edge and knitting together
Rows 21-67: Continue in Fair Isle Pattern
Row 68: Knit row 58 in Fair Isle Pattern to last 5 sts, BO5
Row 69: (In CC2) BO4, k74, BO8, k to end (148 stitches remain)
Back Left
Row 70 (RS): K1, p2, k2, p27, k2, p2, k1. Place remaining stitches on stitch holder
Row 71: P1, k2, p2tog, k to last 5, p2tog, k2, p1
Row 72: K1, p2, k2, p to last 5, k2, p2, k1
Repeat rows 71 and 72 until 9 stitches remain, ending on RS row
Row 1 (WS): K1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, k1
Row 2: P1, k2, p1, k1, p1, k2, p1
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until purple section measures 8” from row 69.
Back Right, Front Left, and Front Right
Pick up 37 stitches from stitch holder
Row 71 (WS): K1, p2, k2, p to last 5, k2, p2, k1
Row 72: K1, p2, k2, p to last 5, k2, p2, k1
Repeat rows 71 and 72 until 9 stitches remain, ending on RS row
Row 1 (WS): K1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, k1
Row 2: P1, k2, p1, k1, p1, k2, p1
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until purple section measures 7” from row 69, ending on WS row, BO
Stitch shoulders together. Weave in ends.

 

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