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Boys’ tank top-free knitting pattern

Boys’ tank top-free knitting pattern
Boys’ tank top-free knitting pattern

SIZES
To fit:
0-6mths[6-12mths:1-2yrs:2-3yrs:4-5yrs:6-7yrs] Chest: 41[46:51:56:61:66cm] (16[18:20:22:24:26]in)
Actual measurement: 44[50:55:61:64:70]cm (17.25[19.75:21.75:24:25.25:27.5]in)
Length to shoulder: 24[28:32:38:42:48]cm (9.5[11:12.5:15:16.5:19]in)

YOU WILL NEED
knitting yarn 55% nylon, 45% acrylic (approx 165m per 50g ball) 1[2:2:3:3:3] x 50g balls
Pair each 3.25mm and 4mm needles
Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.
TENSION
22 sts and 28 rows to 10cm over st st using 4mm needles.
Pattern Panel 33 sts to 13cm using 4mm needles.
Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.

BACK
Using 3.25mm needles and thumb method
cast on 58[66:70:78:86:90] sts.
Row 1: * K2, p2, rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 2: P2, * k2, p2, rep from * to end.
These 2 rows will now be referred to as 2×2 rib.
Work 7 [7:7:9:9:9] rows more in 2×2 rib.
Next row: P2[2:2:2:2:4], p2tog,
(p11[8:14:10:6:8], p2tog) 4[6:4:6:10:8] times,
p2[2:2:2:2:4]. 53[59:65:71:75:81] sts.
Change to 4mm needles and proceed
as follows:Row 1: K10[13:16:19:21:24], p1, k1, p6,
k1, p1, (k6, p1) twice, k1, p6, k1, p1,
k10[13:16:19:21:24].
Row 2: P10[13:16:19:21:24], k1, p1, k1, p4,
k1, p1, (k1, p6) twice, k1, p1, k1, p4, k1, p1,
k1, p10[13:16:19:21:24].
Row 3: K10[13:16:19:21:24], p1, k1, p1, k4,
(p1, k1, p1, k5) twice, p1, k1, p1, k4, p1, k1,
p1, k10[13:16:19:21:24].
Row 4: P10[13:16:19:21:24], k1, p1, k1, p4,
(k1, p1, k1, p5) twice, k1, p1, k1, p4, k1, p1,
k1, p10[13:16:19:21:24].
Row 5: K10[13:16:19:21:24], p1, k1, p6, k1,
p1, k4, (p1, k1) twice, p1, k4, p1, k1, p6, k1,
p1, k10[13:16:19:21:24].
Row 6: P10[13:16:19:21:24], (k1, p1, k1, p4)
twice, (k1, p1) twice, k1, (p4, k1, p1, k1) twice,
p10[13:16:19:21:24].
Row 7: K10[13:16:19:21:24], p1, k1, p1, k4,
p1, k1, p1, k3, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k3, p1,
k1, p1, k4, p1, k1, p1, k10[13:16:19:21:24].
Row 8: P10[13:16:19:21:24], k1, p1, k1, p4,
k1, p1, k1, p3, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1, p3, k1,
p1, k1, p4, k1, p1, k1, p10[13:16:19:21:24].
Row 9: K10[13:16:19:21:24], p1, k1, p6, k1,
p1, k2, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k1,
p6, k1, p1, k10[13:16:19:21:24].
Row 10: P10[13:16:19:21:24], k1, p1, k1, p4,
k1, p1, k1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p2,
k1, p1, k1, p4, k1, p1, k1, p10[13:16:19:21:24].
Row 11: K10[13:16:19:21:24], p1, k1, p1, k4,
(p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k5, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1,
k4, p1, k1, p1, k10[13:16:19:21:24].
Row 12: P10[13:16:19:21:24], k1, p1, k1, p4,
(k1, p1) 3 times, k1, p5, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1,
p4, k1, p1, k1, p10[13:16:19:21:24].
Row 13: As 9th row.
Row 14: As 10th row.
Row 15: As 7th row.
Row 16: As 8th row.
Row 17: As 5th row.
Row 18: As 6th row.
Row 19: As 3rd row.
Row 20: P10[13:16:19:21:24], k1, p1, k1, p4,
(k1, p1, k1, p5) twice, k1, p1, k1, p4, k1, p1,
k1, p10[13:16:19:21:24].
From 1st to 20th row sets st-st (stocking stitch)
and patt panel. **
Keeping continuity of st-st and patt panel
(throughout) cont until back measures
12[15:18:23:26:31]cm, (4.75[6:7:9:10.25:12]in),
ending with a WS row.
Shape armholes
Cast off 2[3:3:3:4:4] sts in patt at beg of next
2 rows. 49[53:59:65:67:73] sts.
Work 2 rows dec 1 st at each end of every
row. 45[49:55:61:63:69] sts.
Work [3:3:5:3:5] rows dec 1 st at each end
of next and every foll alt row.
41[45:51:55:59:63] sts.
Cont without shaping until armholes
measure 12[13:14:15:16:17]cm,
(4.75[5.25:5.5:6:6.25:6.5]in),
ending with a WS row.
Shape shoulders
Cast off 6[6:7:8:8:9] sts in patt at beg of next
2 rows. 29[33:37:39:43:45] sts.
Cast off 6[7:7:8:8:9] sts in patt at beg of next
2 rows. 17[19:23:23:27:27] sts.
Cast off rem 17[19:23:23:27:27] sts in patt.
FRONT
Work as given for Back to **.
Keeping continuity of st-st and patt panel
(throughout) cont until back measures
12[15:18:23:26:31]cm, (4.75[6:7:9:10.25:12]in),
ending with a WS row.
Shape armhole and divide for neck
Next row: Cast off 2[3:3:3:4:4] sts in patt,
patt 21[23:26:29:30:33], patt2tog
(neck edge), turn, leave rem
27[30:33:36:38:41] sts on a stitch holder.
Working on these 23[25:28:31:32:35] sts only
proceed as follows:
Next row: Patt.
Work 2 rows dec 1 st at armhole edge in
every row AT SAME TIME dec 1 st at neck
edge in next row. 20[22:25:28:29:32] sts.
Work 3[3:3:5:3:5] rows dec 1 st at armhole
edge in next and every foll alt row AT SAME
TIME dec 1 st at neck edge in next and
every foll alt row. 16[18:21:22:25:26] sts.
Work 11[20:3:24:5:3] rows dec 1 st at
neck edge only as before in
4th[4th:2nd:4th:2nd:2nd] and every foll
4th[4th:0:4th:2nd:0] row.
14[13:20:16:23:25] sts.
For 1st, 3rd, 5th and 6th sizes only
Work 7[21:25:25] rows dec 1 st at neck
edge only as before in next and every foll
6th[4th:4th:4th] row. 12[14:16:18] sts.
For all 6 sizes
Cont without shaping until armhole
measures 12[13:14:15:16:17]cm,
(4.75[5.25:5.5:6:6.25:6.5]in),
ending with a WS row.
Shape shoulder
Next row: Cast off 6[6:7:8:8:9] sts in patt,
patt to end. 6[7:7:8:8:9] sts.
Next row: Patt.
Cast off rem 6[7:7:8:8:9] sts in patt.
With RS facing, slip 1st st of rem
27[30:33:36:38:41] sts onto a safety pin
rejoin yarn to rem 26[29:32:35:37:40] sts
and patt2tog (neck edge), patt to end.
25[28:31:34:36:39] sts.
Next row: Cast off 2[3:3:3:4:4] sts in patt,
patt to end. 23[25:28:31:32:35] sts.
Work 2 rows dec 1 st at neck edge in next
row AT SAME TIME dec 1 st at armhole edge
in every row. 20[22:25:28:29:32] sts.
Work 3[3:3:5:3:5] rows dec 1 st at neck edge
in next and foll alt row AT SAME TIME dec
1 st at armhole edge in next and foll alt row.
16[18:21:22:25:26] sts.
Work 11[20:3:24:5:3] rows dec 1 st at
neck edge only as before in
4th[4th:2nd:4th:2nd:2nd] and every foll
4th[4th:0:4th:2nd:0] row.
14[13:20:16:23:25] sts.
For 1st, 3rd, 5th and 6th sizes only
Work 7[21:25:25] rows dec 1 st at neck edge only as before in next and every foll
6th[4th:4th:4th] row. 12[14:16:18] sts.
For all 6 sizes
Cont without shaping until armhole
measures 12[13:14:15:16:17]cm,
(4.75[5.25:5.5:6:6.25:6.5]in),
ending with a RS row.
Shape shoulder
Next row: Cast off 6[6:7:8:8:9] sts in patt,
patt to end. 6[7:7:8:8:9] sts.
Next row: Patt.
Cast off rem 6[7:7:8:8:9] sts in patt.
  NECKBAND
Join right shoulder seam. With RS facing,
using 3.25mm needles pick up and knit
38[41:45:47:49:52] sts evenly along left side
of neck, slip 1 st from safety pin at centre of
V and knit into the back of this loop, pick up
and knit 38[41:45:47:49:52] sts evenly along
right side of neck and 20[20:28:28:32:32] sts
from 17[19:23:23:27:27] cast off sts at back
of neck. 97[103:119:123:131:137] sts.
Starting with 2nd row of 2×2 rib proceed
as follows:
Row 1: (P2, k2) 11[12:14:15:16:16] times,
p2[2:2:0:0:2], k1[0:0:0:0:1], insert needle
purlways through back of 2nd st then
1st st and slip both sts off needle tog,
purl next st then pass 2 slipped sts tog
over purl st, k1[0:0:0:0:1], p2[2:2:0:0:2],
(k2, p2) 11[12:14:15:16:16] times.
95[101:117:121:129:135] sts.
Row 2: (K2, p2) 11[12:14:14:15:16] times,
k2[1:1:2:2:2], p0[0:0:1:1:0], insert needle
knitways into 2nd st then 1st st and pass
both sts off needle tog, knit next st then pass
2 slipped sts tog over knit st, p0[0:0:1:1:0],
k2[1:1:2:2:2], (p2, k2) 11[12:14:14:15:16] times.
93 [ 9 9:115 :119:127:13 3] s t s .
Row 3: Rib to 3 sts at centre of V, insert needle purlways through back of 2nd st
then 1st st and slip both sts off needle tog,
purl next st then pass 2 slipped sts tog over
purl st, rib to end. 91[97:113:117:125:131] sts.
Row 4: Rib to 3 sts at centre of V, insert
needle knitways into 2nd st then 1st st and
pass both sts off needle tog, knit next st then
pass 2 slipped sts tog over knit st, rib to end.
89[95:111:115:123:129] s ts.
Row 5: Rib to 3 sts at centre of V, insert
needle purlways through back of 2nd st
then 1st st and slip both sts off needle tog,
purl next st then pass 2 slipped sts tog over
purl st, rib to end. 87[93:109:113:121:127] sts.
Row 6: Rib to 3 sts at centre of V, insert
needle knitways into 2nd st then 1st st and
pass both sts off needle tog, knit next st then
pass 2 slipped sts tog over knit st, rib to end
85[91:107:111:119:125] s ts.
Row 7: Rib to 3 sts at centre of V, insert
needle purlways through back of 2nd st
then 1st st and slip both sts off needle tog,
purl next st then pass 2 slipped sts tog over
purl st, rib to end. 83[89:105:109:117:123] sts.
Cast off in rib dec 2 sts as before at centre
of V.
ARMHOLE BORDERS (BOTH ALIKE)
Join left shoulder and neckband seams.
With RS facing, using 3.25mm needles pick
up and knit 58[62:66:70:74:78] sts evenly all
round armhole edge.
Starting with 2nd row of 2×2 rib work 7 rows.
Cast off in rib.
TO FINISH OFF
Join side and armhole border seams.
Pin out garment to the measurement given.
Cover with damp cloths and leave until dry.
See ball band for washing and further
care instructions. ●

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1 Comments

  1. I’m really not understanding the neckband, I’m making the 1 to 2 year size and the stitch number doesn’t add up and also the decrease at v doesn’t add up?

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