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From the book Knockdown Knits, a cute halter top for roller derby refs-Photos by Matt Bowen
A very simple striped tank top. Knit "sideways" in simple garter stitch. No increasing or decreasing, just some buttonholes for the ribbon weave in the back.
I used:
Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton 2(2,3) skeins #613 (color A) and 2(2,3) skeins #615 (color B)
US size 8 needles
Tapestry Needle
1 One and a half inch D ring
4 yards ribbon
Optional- Elastic thread

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© 2021 Toni Carr / Wiley · Reproduced with permission.
  • Step 1

    With Color A, CO 60 (60,67) stitches.
    Row 1: Knit
    Row 2: *K5, BO2 repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4
    Row 3: Knit 4, CO 2 sts over gap, *K5, CO2 sts; rep from * to last 5 sts, K5.

  • Step 2

    Knit 7 rows. Change to color B.
    Knit 10 Rows. Change to color A.

  • Step 3

    Continue in garter st and stripe sequence until work measures approx 29 (31 1/2, 37)" ending with the eighth row of a stripe in color B.

  • How to make a halter top. Striped Tank For The Girlie Refs! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next Row: *K5, BO 2, rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
    Next Row: K4, CO 2 sts over gap;*K5, CO 2 sts, rep from * to last 5 sts, k5


    Weave ribbon in back and lace corset style!

  • Step 5

    Finding center of your top, use Color A and RS facing, pick up and knit 10 sts.
    Work in garter st for 2".
    Fold strap over D-ring and seam to wrong side of work.

    CO 10 sts with Color A. Work in garter st for 19". BO
    Thread through D-ring and seam together.

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