Holla Back Tank Knitting Pattern by Emma Welford

Like many twenty-somethings, I love going out with my friends to clubs and bars. Like many knitters, I love showing off my hand knit items, but cozy cardigans and slouchy hats do not make for sexy weekend wear! Now you can flaunt your knitting chops and some skin with this lace backed tank top. Wear it with skinny jeans and a leather jacket (my pick) to go out on the town, or layer it over a solid tank to dress it down. Fun button details add character, and you can easily customize the fit by adjusting the waist shaping and the bottom garter stitch band. So grab your needles, ladies–it’s time for knitters to take back the nightlife!

Holla Back tank

Tank is worked flat in two pieces, joined at the shoulders and then seamed. The edgings, garter stitch band at the bottom and decorative shoulder tabs are added afterwards. When measuring length of the lace sections of the tank, stretch your work out as if blocked to fully gauge your progress. The waist shaping is intended to hit at your natural waist–feel free to adjust its placement for the most flattering fit. Waist shaping on the back of the tank is worked only in the ribbed sections outside the central lace panel.

Holla BACK!

Finished Size 27 (31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51)“ bust measurement, to fit size 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” bust. Tank is designed to be worn with 1” or more of negative ease. Tank shown in Kangaroo Dyer Poet Seat Fingering Red Lips in size 31”, and in Knit Picks Gloss Fingering Kenai in size 35”.

Kangaroo Dyer Poet Seat – Size 31″

Yarn Kangaroo Dyer Poet Seat Fingering, 50% Merino/50% Silk; 437 yds/100g: Red Lips, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins.

Knit Picks Gloss Fingering – Size 34″

Yarn Knit Picks Gloss Fingering, 70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk; 220 yds/50g: Kenai, 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins.

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16” and 36” or longer circular. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Kangaroo Dyer Poet Seat shown with size 5 needles, Knit Picks Gloss Fingering shown with size 4 needles.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders or waste yarn; 1 straight or DPN same size; tapestry needle; 4 ½” buttons.

Gauge 28 sts and 32 rows = 4″ in St st ; 22 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Zig Zag Lace Stitch.

Holla Back Tank from the Front…
… and Back!

Holla Knits Holla Back Tank from Patrick Tracy on Vimeo.

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Designer Emma Welford started knitting in college to combat boredom and cope with the lack of her beloved sewing machine. Several years later, she started working at WEBS, allowing yarn to take over her life! A new designer, this is her first garment pattern. Find her and her designs online on Ravelry and at www.emmawelford.com. For questions about this pattern please contact Emma at welforddesigns@gmail.com.

Price: $6
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