Bray Tank Top by Jane Ellison

Bray Tank Top

September 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
529 - 787 yards (484 - 720 m)
90.5cm/35.5ins thru to 132.5cm/52ins
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I love sharing the joy of the knitted stitch. And I love making this joy as easy as possible for knitters. I speak to knitters daily and I love helping them get to this joy. This Bray Tank Top was a desire from a knitter who popping into my yarn studio. The request came from knitters who wanted to learn how to knit in the round. They wanted a simple, easy to knit pattern to try out their first knitted in the round garment, so here it is!
A tank top is perfect to start this journey with.
While for an experienced knitter this is a super quick knit to add texture and colour to your wardrobe.

It’s knitted bottom up. I knitted that bit without thinking about it, because you can when knitting stocking stitch in the round. It’s just knit, so I picked up the knitting and just a few rounds here and there and before I knew it I had completed the first half of my tank top.
The edging is simple too, it might look like it’s I-cord or something tricky, but it isn’t, love how that knit stitch can do that, make something seem more complicated that it is.
The garment photographed is the short or cropped version. There is a longer version in the pattern for those that want a longer length.

For this pattern I used:
Yarn & Amounts:
4(5:5:6:6) 50g balls of Mohair Tweed (70% merino/30% mohair, 110m/120yds per 50g) in shade A and
One 50g ball each in shade B and shade C for short version.
5(6:6:7:7) 50g balls of Mohair Tweed for long version (knitted all in one shade).

Needles: 3.75mm circular needle 40cm length for neck & 40cm or 60cm length for armholes.
4mm circular needle. 80cm length for the first two sizes and 100cm for the last three sizes.

Gauge (tension): 19 stitches and 27 rows to 10cm/4ins square over stocking stitch using 4mm needles.

To Fit Chest (suggested)

81.5-86.5, (91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 112-117, 122-127)cm/
32-34, (36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50)ins

Actual Chest Size
90.5, (101, 111.5, 122, 132.5)cm/
35½, (39¼, 43¾, 48, 52)ins

Length Short Version (from shoulder)
42, (44, 46, 50, 52)cm/
16½, (17½, 18, 19½, 20½)ins

Length Long Version (from shoulder)
51, (54, 56, 62, 64)cm/
20, (21¼, 22, 24½,25¼)ins