#24 Flower Trim Tank by Megumi Hirai

#24 Flower Trim Tank

March 2008
Aran (8 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 43 rows = 4 inches
in brioche rib stitch using size 8 (5mm) needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
5.0 mm (H)
621 - 828 yards (568 - 757 m)
Bust 30½ (35½, 40¼)"/77.5 (90, 102)cm
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Pattern description from Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2008: “This lovely tank - stitched by Megumi Hirai in a brioche rib that’s smocked at the waist - is a quick, easy knit that can be whipped up right before the big day. The shoulder straps, edging and flowers are crocheted and attached to the body, which is worked in ‘Cotton-Ease’ from Lion Brand Yarn.”

“Very close-fitting brioche rib corset top with underbust smocking stitch and crochet trim. Sized for Small, Medium and Large. Shown in size Small on page 81.”

Knitted Measurements:

  • Small (Medium, Large)
  • Bust 30½ (35½, 40¼)“/77.5 (90, 102)cm
  • Length 21 (21½, 22)“/53 (54.5, 56)cm


  • 3 (3, 4) 3½oz/100g balls (each approx 207yd/188m) of Lion Brand Yarn Cotton-Ease (cotton/acrylic) in #100 snow
  • One pair size 8 (5mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook

Note: Step by step photos of brioche rib and smocking can be found under How To section of our website. Please see page 124 for website and mailing address information.