Fair Isle Tank Take Two

This fair isle tank was the first tank top I’ve ever knit, and I clearly forgot a lot about what tank tops actually look like. Primarily, that the front and back are typically different. So I frogged the back. Here’s my re-do.

Fair Isle Tank

Size: Small

Materials:

Needles: US 8, Circular Yarn

Yarn:

MC – Knit Picks Shine Worsted, 2 skeins (150.0 yards, 3.53 ounces) in Serrano

CC1 – Knit Picks Shine Worsted, 2 skeins (150.0 yards, 3.53 ounces) in Sweet Potato

CC2 – Knit Picks Shine Worsted, 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)  

Front 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.  

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  

Back

Pick up back from stitch holder

Row 1: P1, k2, p2tog, k to last 5, p2tog, k2, p1

Row 2: K1, p2, k2, p to last 5, k2, p2, k1

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until 38 stitches remain. End on row 1

Row 1 (WS): K1, p2, k1, p to last 5, k1, p2, k1

Row 2: P1, k2, p1, k12, BO6, k12, p1, k2, p1. Place stitches to right of BO on stitch holder

Left strap

Row 3: K1, p2, k1, p to last 5, k1, p2, k1

Row 4: P1, k2, p2tog, k to last 4, p1, k2, p1

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until 9 stitches remain

BO

Right strap

Pick up from stitch holder

Row 3 (RS) P1, K2, p1, k to last 5, p1, k2, p1

Row 4: K1, P2, k2tog, p to last 4, k1, p2, k1

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until 9 stitches remain

BO

Stitch shoulders together. Weave in ends.

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