Whiteshell Tank by Janine Myska

Whiteshell Tank

April 2024
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern (See "Pattern Notes" below in the description for full swatch instructions)
3.75 mm (F)
575 - 1500 yards (526 - 1372 m)
9 sizes - XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X 4X, 5X) to fit bust sizes 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46) (48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62)"
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This pattern is also available as a Lion Brand crochet kit! The kit comes with a free copy of the PDF pattern as well as all the yarn required for your size in your chosen colourway.

Designed with a capsule wardrobe in mind, the customizable Whiteshell Tank is a clean, modern piece that can be easily integrated into your regular outfit rotations. For lovers of minimalism or garments that can be easily mixed and matched.

The Whiteshell Tank is a bra-friendly design that will completely hide the straps of most bras!

For more information and additional photos, visit knitsnknots.ca/whiteshell-tank.

Yarn: DK—Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton DK in Cream (100% Cotton)

  • 273 yds (250 m) per 3.5 oz (100 g) skein
  • Find this yarn on lionbrand.com or visit yarnsub.com to find comparable substitutes

Yardage Required: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) (5, 5, 5, 6) skeins for sizes XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X), or

  • 575 (625, 700, 850, 1025) (1125, 1225, 1350, 1500) yds
  • 526 (572, 640, 777, 937) (1029, 1120, 1234, 1372) m

Substitute Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton DK with any similar category 3 (DK) light weight yarn that matches gauge. Always swatch before beginning to ensure you are happy with the resulting fabric.

Hook: Size U.S. F/5 (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Tapestry needle, several locking stitch markers

4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) = 24 sts and 25 rows in pattern (where each sc counts as a st and each ch counts as a st), blocked.

Please visit knitsnknots.ca/whiteshell-tank for full swatch instructions! I would love to include it here, but Ravelry doesn’t allow asterisks or brackets since these are part of their coding.

Written in U.S. Crochet Terms
BOR: beginning of round
ch: chain
ch-sp: chain space
PM: place marker
rep: repeat
rnd: round
RS: right side
sc: single crochet
scBLO: single crochet in the back loop only
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together
sc2togBLO: single crochet 2 stitches together in the back loops only
sk: skip
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)
WS: wrong side

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizing: This top is written in nine sizes as follows: XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X). Make sure to follow the numbers for your size only. (View full sizing chart uploaded as a photo.)

  • An “x” indicates that particular instruction does not apply to your size.

Stitch Counts: Stitch counts are listed after each row/rnd in italics. If no stitch count is given, there has been no change since the previous row/rnd. If only one number is provided, it applies to all sizes.

  • You will notice that the stitch counts at the end of the rows include only the number of single crochet stitches. This makes it a lot easier to count your stitches and check your work.

  • Since each row/round begins and ends with a sc, there is always one less ch-sp in any given row than the total number of sc. For example, if there are 5 sc in a row, then there are also 4 ch-sps in this row. However, you will only need to count the sc to check your work.

Right-handed vs Left-handed Crocheters: The pattern is written with right-handed crocheters in mind (those who hold their hook in their right hand and crochet each row toward the left). If you are a left-handed crocheter, any instructions referring to the “right-hand side” or “left-hand side” should be reversed.

Turning Chain: The turning chain does not count as a stitch.

Construction: This pattern is crocheted seamlessly in one piece from the top-down. You will begin with the back panel neckline, working a few increase rows until reaching your unique yoke depth. The front panel is worked directly onto the back panel, beginning at the tops of the shoulders. Next, the two front pieces are joined to create the front neckline. The front and back panels are connected and crocheted in joined, turned rounds until reaching your desired length. Optional waist-shaping and hip-shaping are included. Lastly, several finishing rounds are added to the neckline and each armhole opening to clean up the edges.

Note on Fit: As you crochet this top, the yoke will seem very narrow and very deep. Although you may feel that there is not enough coverage, the armhole rounds worked at the end of this pattern really transform this top, bringing in the sleeve openings while also adding a substantial amount of fabric to your upper body. To bring you peace of mind, you may choose to work the armhole opening and neckline finishing rounds shortly after you join your yoke, before crocheting the entire body.

  • The photo attached (see Ravelry photos) has one side completed (see arrow) to demonstrate this transformation.

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