PATTERN

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designed by Rosemary Drysdale

FAMILY PHOTO TANK

SIZES Small (Medium, Large, XL, 2X, 3X) MATERIALS • 3 (4, 4, 5, 6, 6) skeins Tahki Yarns SOFT COTTON, 100% cotton (3.5oz/100g; 179yds/165m) in color #02 cream • One pair size 13 (9mm) needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE • Stitch holders • Stitch markers • Yarn needle KNITTED MEASUREMENTS Bust 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56)”/91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142) cm Length 18½ (19, 19½, 21, 21½, 22)”/47 (48.5, 49.5, 53.5, 54.5, 56) cm GAUGE 10½ sts and 14 rows = 4”/10 cm in Garter stitch using 2 strands of yarn held together TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS K2tog: Knit 2 together (dec) – Knit 2 sts tog through the front loops. SKP: (Left-leaning dec) – Slip 1, knit 1, psso. PATTERN STITCH Garter stitch Knit every row.

NOTE: Pieces are worked holding 2 strands together throughout. BACK Holding 2 strands of yarn together, cast on 47 (51, 57, 61, 67, 73) sts. Work in Garter st until piece measures 11 (11, 11, 12, 12, 12)” from beg, end with a WS row.
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Shape Armholes Bind off 3 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 41 (41, 45, 47, 51, 55) sts rem. Armhole Dec Row (RS): Slip 1, SKP, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 39 (39, 43, 45, 49, 53) sts rem. Slipping first st of every row, rep Armhole Dec Row every other row 7 more times – 25 (25, 29, 31, 35, 39) sts rem. Bind off. FRONT Work as for BACK until beg of Armhole shaping, end with a WS row. Shape Neck and Armholes Mark center st. Bind off 3 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 41 (41, 45, 47, 51, 55) sts rem. Dividing Row (RS): Slip 1, SKP, work to marked center st, join a second ball of yarn and k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 19 (19, 21, 22, 24, 26) sts rem each side. Working both sides at same time with separate balls of yarn and slipping first st of every row, dec 1 st at each Armhole edge every other row 7 more times. AT SAME TIME, [dec 1 st at each Neck edge every 4th row, then dec 1 st at each Neck edge every other row] 2 (2, 2, 1, 1, 0) time(s). Dec 1 st at each Neck edge every other row 4 (4, 5, 8, 10, 14) times – 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 5) sts rem.

Work until Armholes measure 7½ (8, 8½, 9, 9½, 10)”, end with a WS row. Pm for Straps. Work until Straps measure 3 (3½, 4, 4½, 6, 6½)” from marker. Slip sts to stitch holders. FINISHING Block pieces to measurements. Sew side seams. Try on Tank and adjust Straps to fit by adding or unraveling rows. Bind off. Sew bind-off row of Straps to bind-off row of Back. Weave in ends. ABBREVIATIONS beg begin(ning) cm centimeter dec decrease(d)(s)(ing) k knit mm millimeters p purl pm(Pm) place marker(s) psso pass slipped stitch over rem remain(ed)(s)(ing) RS right side st(s) stitch(es) tog together WS wrong side

1½ (1½, 2, 2, 2, 2)" 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11)" 11 (11, 11, 12, 12, 12)"
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6½ (6½, 7, 8, 9½, 11)" 21½ (22½, 23½, 25½, 26½, 27½)"

15½ (15½, 15½, 16½, 16½, 16½)"

Front and Back

18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28)"

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4½"

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