Knit a 'Little Angel' tank top
She may not always be a little angel, but in this adorable tank top with pretty ribbon detail she'll certainly look like one. Follow this knitting pattern by Sublime to make your own
You will need
1 pair of 4mm (UK8 - USA6) Knitting Needles for the main knitting (or the size required to give the correct tension). 1 pair of 3 1/4mm (UK10 - USA3) Knitting Needles for the borders (or a needle 2 sizes smaller than you use for the main knitting). 2 Stitch Holders. Approximately 2 metres of narrow ribbon.
Please take a little time now to knit a stocking stitch tension square. Using 4mm needles cast on 22 stitches and work 28 rows in stocking stitch (1 row knit, 1 row purl). This should now measure 10cm, (4in) square.
cm centimetres, dk double knitting, g grammes, in inch(es), k knit, mm millimetres, 0 no times, psso pass slipped stitch over, rem remain(ing), rep repeat, s1 slip 1 stitch knitways, st(s) stitch(es), tog together.
K2tog insert the right hand needle through the 2nd and 1st stitches on the left hand needle and knit them together to form a single stitch.
Yfwd bring yarn to front between needles then take yarn over the top of the right hand needle to form a single stitch.
Circle the size you wish to make
Using your main needles and main yarn, cast on 65 [69:75:81:85:91] sts.
1st Row. (this will be the right side of work - rs) Knit.
2nd Row. Purl.
Continue in stocking stitch for the remainder of the back as follows:-
Work 6 [6:8:8:10:10] rows straight.
Eyelet Row. K4 [1:4:2:4:2], * k2tog, yfwd, k3, rep from * to last 1 [3:1:4:1:4] sts, (k2tog, yfwd) 0 [1:0:1:0:1] times, k1 [1:1:2:1:2].
Next Row. Purl to end increasing 1 st in centre of row. You will now have 66 [70:76:82:86:92] sts on the needle.
Continue in stocking stitch until back measures 16 [18:20:21:23:24]cm, (6 1/4 [7:8:8 1/4:9:9 1/2]in), finishing after a purl row so that the right side of the work faces you for the beginning of the armhole shaping. The back should measures approximately 29 [31:34:36:38:41]cm, (11 1/2 [12:13 1/2:14:15:16]in), across at this point.