Tank Girl by Karen Baumer

Tank Girl

September 2004
yarn held together
+ Bulky
= Bulky (7 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in p2, k1 rib
US 9 - 5.5 mm
528 - 660 yards (483 - 604 m)
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Pattern Description from Stitch ‘N Bitch: “I conceived this design as a way to use a bag of Goa yarn that was given to me by a friend who owned a yarn shop. I really like tank tops with wide squared off necklines--they’re a good way to show off muscles and broad shoulders, if you like that sort of thing.”


  • Small (Medium, Large, Extra-Large)
  • Finished bust 33 (36, 39, 42)“
  • Finished length 19 (20, 21, 22)“

Skills: Cast on, knit, purl, decrease, 3-needle bind-off, sew seam


  • GGH Goa (50% cotton.50% acrylic, 50g/66yds), 8 (8, 9, 10) skeins #24
  • US 9 (5.5mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch holders

Note from Stitch ‘n Bitch: “Normally it is preferable to start a new ball of yarn at the edge, especially with a chunky yarn such as Goa. This is what you should do on this garment when you are still below the armhole decreases. However, since the armhole openings are self-edged, once you are working at or above the armhole decreases, it is preferable to add new balls near, but not directly at, the edge of the fabric. this can be done less noticeably if it is done in the 2 stitches forming the ‘ditch’ between ribs (the p2 sections on the right side of the k2 sections on the wrong side). I recommend working with the old and new strands held together for those two stitches, leaving a tail hanging.”

Pattern on pages 218 - 220.

Calendar: Friday August 10