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By Mona Schmidt for Espace Tricot
Knit with Habu Textiles Tsumugi Silk (100% silk) our Ombre Tank is perfect for hot summer days. If you can’t wait, layer it with a tee and you’re set for spring! We used the same technique as the Ombre cowl to achieve the gradation of colours. The fabric is crisp yet soft and supple at the same time and the A-line shaping is very flattering on most body types. Lower body is knit in the round and front and back neckline are kept the same – an easy knit with minimal finishing work.

Gauge: 19 sts and 28 rows/4 inches in Stockinette Stitch – to save time and ensure accurate sizing, please make sure to check gauge

Finished Measurements
Chest circumference: 33.5 (35.75, 38, 40, 42, 46.25, 50.5)”
Length: 24 (24.5, 24.75, 25.25, 26, 26.75, 27.25)”

Note:
Due to the necessary yarn amounts, the width of the stripes change from size to size. The larger the size, the narrower the marled sections.

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  • Step 1

    BODY
    With colour A and yarn held double, CO 220 (230, 240, 250, 260, 280, 300) sts.
    Place marker and join to knit in the round being careful not to twist sts. Purl 1 round.

  • Step 2

    Next rnd: K 110 (115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140), place second marker. Work St St
    until piece measures 2.5”.
    There are 6 decrease rounds in this design worked 2” (14 rows) apart. You will
    switch colours as desired/needed at the same time as working the decreases. Refer to
    chart in schematic to see how colours are combined. (For size 38” we worked as
    follows: AA – 4”, AB – 4”, BB – 4”, BC –4”, work remaining design in CC. It is possible
    to work this exact stripe pattern for the smaller sizes, however, the larger sizes
    would require more yarn of each colour.)

  • Step 3

    Next (1st dec) rnd: *K 20 (21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 28), k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd –
    210 (220, 230, 240, 250, 270, 290) sts. Work even until piece measures 4”. Let go of
    one strand of colour A and pick up 1 strand of colour B. Work until piece measures
    about 4.5”.
    Next (2nd dec) rnd: *K 19 (20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27), k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd –
    200 (210, 220, 230, 240, 260, 280) sts. Work even until piece measures about 6.5”.
    Next (3rd dec) rnd: *K 18 (19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26), k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd –
    190 (200, 210, 220, 230, 250, 270) sts. Work until piece measures 8.5”.
    Next (4th dec) rnd: *K 17 (18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25), k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd –
    180 (190, 200, 210, 220, 240, 260) sts. Work until piece measures about 10.5”.
    Next (5th dec) rnd: *K 16 (17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24), k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd –
    170 (180, 190, 200, 210, 230, 250) sts. Work until piece measures 12.5”.
    Next (6th dec) rnd: *K 15 (16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23), k2tog; rep from 8 to end of rnd –
    160 (170, 180, 190, 200, 220, 240) sts. Work until piece measures 17 (17, 17.25,
    17.25, 17.5, 17.5, 18)” – Add length here if desired.

  • Step 4

    ARMHOLE SHAPING
    At beg of next rnd, bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 10) sts. Work to next marker, remove
    marker and move second half of sts onto holder or waste yarn. From here you are
    working back and forth on the back only. Next row (WS): Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 9, 10,
    10) sts purlwise, purl to end.

  • Step 5

    Next (dec) row (RS): K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1. Purl WS row. Repeat
    decrease row every RS row 3 (3, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) times more. Work even until piece
    measures 2.5 (2.75, 3, 3.25, 3.25, 3.75, 4)” from armhole.

  • Step 6

    Next row: K 28(28, 28, 28, 28, 32, 35), bind off next 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 14, 16) sts.
    Knit to end of row. From here work both fronts separately. Purl WS on right front.
    Bind off 2 sts on neck edge 4 times. On next RS row, k1, ssk, knit to end. Work WS
    row. Repeat these two rows until 14 (15, 15, 16, 16, 18, 20) sts remain. Work even
    until piece measures 7(7.25, 7.5, 7.75, 8, 8.75. 9)”. Put on hold.

  • Step 7

    Left front: Bind off 2 sts on neck edge 4 times. On next RS row, k to last 3 sts, k2tog,
    k1. Work WS row. Repeat these two rows until 14 (15, 15, 16, 16, 18, 20) sts remain.
    Work even until piece measures 7(7.25, 7.5, 7.75, 8, 8.75. 9)”. Put on hold.
    Work front as for back.

  • Step 8

    Finishing:
    Holding WS of back and front together, bind off rem sts of shoulder with three needle
    method. Repeat for second shoulder. Beg at underarm, pick up and knit sts around
    armhole (one st for each bound off st, 2 sts for every 3 rows) Bind off on WS knitwise.
    Repeat for second armhole. Beg at right shoulder seam, pick up and knit sts around
    neckline. Bind off on WS knitwise. Weave in ends, closing gaps of edgings at the same
    time. Block.
    Happy knitting!

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