tank is knit in one piece and I chose to leave one side
and shoulder seam open so that it is easier to get the
baby in and out of the tank. This also means that you
only have to seam one shoulder!! You can choose to seam
them as normal, this means you then have to put the
tank on over the babies head.
needles. Approx 80g of Colinette wigwam yarn or other
ribbon yarn that knits to the same tension. 1 press
fastening if you are choosing to leave the shoulder
the tank shown above, I chose to use oddments of 3 different
colours of wigwam and alternated them in random stripe
- 22 rows and 16 stitches to 10cm measured
over stocking stitch using 5mm needles.
- This tank will fit a newborn / 3 month old baby. Simply
add stitches and rows to increase the size.
on 76 stitches and ending with a wrong side row work
in stocking stitch for 14 cm before shaping for the
off 3 stitches, work 32 stitches, cast off 6 stitches,
work to end.
row - cast off 3 stitches, work to end of first piece.
have now split for the front and the back and will continue
to work each piece separately. You should have 32 stitches
on the needles for each piece.
in stocking stitch until the whole piece measures 20cm
(6 cm from armhole shaping) ending with a wrong side
row before shaping the neck.
11 stitches, cast off 10 stitches, Knit final 11 stitches.
Purl 1 row.**
shaping the neckline by decreasing 1 stitch at the neck
edge of the next 3 rows. 8 stitches remaining. Work
2 rows before binding off.
for other side of the neck.
directions for back until you reach **
you are going to seam both shoulders you can follow
the directions exactly as for the back.
you plan to leave the side seam and one shoulder open,
you can follow the directions for shaping the neckline
for the piece that will be the same side as the fold.
the shoulder seam that will be left open, follow the
directions as above knitting an extra 5 rows after shaping.
shoulder seams and side seam as required. If you are
leaving one shoulder open, attach press fastening in
the most appropriate place and then make 4 lengths of
icord that are approx 3 inches long. Attach at each
side of the open piece at about 1 inch from the top
and 1 inch from the bottom so that they can be tied