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Free Knit Tank Top- Surfside Tank

Posted on August 06, 2020 by Lorene Eppolite

 

Aloha Furlers! With Summer in full swing and stress feeling like it’s all-consuming, I’m excited to bring a little slice of paradise to you. With so much still closed, I’ve been bringing my projects with me while finding solace in nature. I made this tank mainly while sitting at the beach watching my kids play or watching a magical sunset with pink fluffy clouds. 

For the Surfside Tank I went into my yarn stash and used Mary Maxim Simply Natural which is a blend of Cotton and Bamboo. You can make a Surfside Tank in stripes, solid, or multi colored and if you have some Furls Whim DK yarn on hand you can use it as a substitute. Now grab your yarn and needles and enjoy this beginner-friendly knit tank pattern. I hope you can close your eyes and hear the waves while you’re relaxing into your project. 

 

ABOUT OUR DESIGNER

Tonja Pe Benito is the crochet and knit designer behind Pink Plumeria Maui. She is a self-taught crocheter and knitter turned designer. Her crochet journey started by making amigurumi, hats, and scarves. Once she learned to knit her love for making garments became her focus. Tonja’s passion is designing crochet and knit garments, bags, and home decor. Tonja lives in Maui, Hawaii where she’s a very busy mom of four boys. You can find her crocheting or knitting at the beach and always posting beautiful sunsets on her favorite social media platform, Instagram. 

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SUPPLIES

Yarn

Light Weight #3 Yarn, I used 2 strands of Mary Maxim Simply Natural 52% Cotton, 48% Bamboo, 100 g/3.5 oz, 245 yds/225 m 3 (3, 4, 4 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins. 

Needles and Notions

- US 10.5 (6.5mm) 24 or 32-inch Circular Needles
Scissors
Stitch Marker
- Tape Measure
Tapestry Needle

PATTERN DETAILS

Measurements
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Finished Bust: 29.75, (31.5, 33, 36.5, 40.75, 47, 47.5, 49, 53.50)"/ 75.5 (80, 83.75, 92.75, 103.5, 119.5, 120.75, 124.5, 136) cm

Skill Level
Easy

 

Gauge
14 sts & 20 rows = 4x4" (10x10 cm) St st

 

Abbreviations

BO = bind off 

k = knit  

k2tog = knit 2 stitches together 

p = purl 

rep = repeat 

RS = righ side

SSK = slip 2 stitches knit wise, knit these 2 stitches together through back loops.  

SM = stitch marker 

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

 

NOTES

- This pattern is worked in the round.  

- Front and Back are worked in flat rows.  

- Pattern using 2 strands of yarn. 

- Use stitch markers where needed.  

- Garment is to be worn with zero-1” ease.

- Pattern written XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

 

PART ONE

The Surfside tank is worked from the bottom up in the round and then the front/back is worked in rows. This week is cast on and knit in the round. Next week you will be dividing the back from the front and finishing up the back. In the last week, you will be working on the neckline panels and finishing up your tank. 

I’m so excited to be the guest designer for this month. I can’t wait to see what yarn you picked out so please post your progress on Instagram and use #pinkplumeriamaui and #furlskal. I’ll keep a watchful eye out for your progress and will be sharing your creations! 

 

Note:

- 2 strands are held together throughout.

 

With 2 strands of yarn CO 108 (114, 120, 132, 148, 170, 172, 178, 194).    

Body:  

Round 1: Joining in the round, place SM, K all sts around. 108 (114, 120, 132, 148, 170, 172, 178, 194) sts 

Rounds 2-72 (75, 75, 85, 88, 90, 90, 92, 92): K all rounds, or to desired length.

 

PART TWO

I hope knitting in the round was soothing for your soul! When I’m knitting at home I usually curl up with a cup of earl grey tea and my latest Netflix binge. Did you choose a solid, stripes or multi colored scheme? You have completed the body part of your tank, it’s now time to move onto dividing the back from the front. This part is worked in rows and I like to use pieces of yarn as holders. However if you have extra cords for your circular needles those work really well too. Let’s get to it!

Divide Fronts & Back

Back

Row 1 (RS): K38 (40, 42, 46, 52, 60, 62, 62, 68). Turn work.  

Row 2: K2, P34 (36, 38, 42, 48, 56, 58, 58, 64), K2. Turn work.

Rows 3-20 (22, 24, 26, 30, 32, 34, 34, 36): Repeat Rows 1 & 2.

Next 6 Rows: K all sts.

Shape Shoulders

Next Row (RS): K8 (8, 8, 8, 9, 11, 11, 11, 13), BO 22 (24, 26, 30, 34, 38, 40, 40, 42), K8 (8, 8, 8, 9, 11, 11, 11, 13). 8 (8, 8, 8, 9, 11, 11, 11, 13) sts remain for each shoulder.

All Sizes: Put live sts on a holder(s) & fasten off.

 

 

PART THREE

As August is coming to an end and September will bring cooler weather, you bet I’ll keep wearing my Surfside Tank to layer under jackets. I’ve been working on my third tank using Furls Whim DK yarn and I can’t wait to wear it. 

You have made it to the front of the tank and will be making the right and left front panels to finish it off. I’ll miss you but please remember to follow me @pinkplumeriamaui on Instagram and use #pinkplumeriamaui and #furlskal so I can see and share your finished tanks. 

A big mahalo Furlers!! I am so grateful to you for participating in Furls KAL! A huge mahalo to Furls for having me as the designer for this month, it’s truly been an honor and so much fun to watch everyone make their Surfside Tanks. If you want to stay in touch with me you can join my newsletter as I’m always sending out updates on pattern releases. 

Now let's finish your Surfside Tank!

 

Right Front

With RS facing attach working yarn to begin with next live st next to back. BO 17 (18, 19, 21, 23, 26, 26, 28, 30). 

Row 1: K15 (16, 17, 19, 22, 26, 26, 27, 30), k2tog, k1. Turn work. 17 (18, 19, 21, 24, 28, 28, 29, 30) sts 

Row 2: P15 (16, 17, 19, 22, 26, 26, 27, 30), K2. Turn work.

Rows 3-20 (22, 24, 28, 32, 36, 36, 38, 40): Repeat Rows 1 & 2, 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 17, 18, 19) times. 8 (8, 8, 8, 9, 11, 11, 11, 13) sts remain. 

Sizes 2X (4X, 5X) put live sts for Right Front on a holder and move on to Left Front. 

Final row count for Sizes 2x (4X, 5X) is 36 (38, 40).

Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, 3X) Only:

Next Row A (RS): K all sts. Turn work.

Next Row B: P until last 2 sts, K2. Turn work.

Sizes XS, S, M: Repeat Next Row A & B twice.

Sizes L, XL, 3X: Repeat Next Row A & B once.

Final Row Count is 26 (28, 30, 32, 36, 40).

Put live sts for Right Front on a holder & fasten off a 12" tail.

 

Left Front

With RS facing attach working yarn to begin next live st next to Right Front.  

Row 1 (RS): K1, SSK, K15 (16, 17, 19, 22, 26, 26, 27, 30). Turn work. 17 (18, 19, 21, 24, 28, 28, 29, 32) sts

Row 2: K2, P15 (16, 17, 19, 22, 26, 26, 27, 30). Turn work.

Rows 3-20 (22, 24, 28, 32, 36, 36, 38, 40): Repeat Rows 1 & 2, 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 17, 18, 19) times. 8 (8, 8, 8, 9, 11, 11, 11, 13) sts remain.

Sizes 2X (4X, 5X) move on to Seaming. Final row count 36 (38, 40).

Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, 3X) Only:

Next Row A (RS): K all sts. Turn work.  

Next Row B: K2, P remaining sts. Turn work.  

Sizes XS, S, M: Repeat Next Row A & B twice. 

Sizes L, XL, 3X: Repeat Next Row A & B.  

Final Row Count is 26 (28, 30, 32, 36, 40). 

Move on to Seaming.

 

Seaming

Turn work inside out, match left back shoulder sts with left front shoulder sts so that armholes line up. Use the 3-needle BO method to seam sts together.  Repeat for right shoulder.  With RS facing, attach working yarn and BO remaining 17 (18, 19, 21, 23, 26, 26, 28, 30) sts and fasten off.

 

Finishing

Weave in ends and turn the garment right side out. Block or steam block (blocking is an important part of the process so don’t skip it!) your tank top.

 




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