Introducing Mermaid, a design by Louise Robert to knit this beautiful and feminine tank top that will become your summer favorite!
This top is stylish and elegant with its boat neck and delicate lace panel in the middle of the back. We were surprised to discover that the photographer had reversed the back with the front! We've concluded that this model looks just as good worn on both sides!!
The Algua Marina hand-dyed yarn used to create this design is a sumptuous blend of silk and Seacell, which is incredibly soft and has a beautiful drape that will make you feel special, like a mermaid! 🧜♀️
IN ADDITION TO THE KNITTING PATTERN, YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING MATERIAL TO KNIT THIS TANK TOP (also available as a KNITTING KIT including the yarn with the pattern HERE)
- Louise Robert Collection – ALGUA MARINA [70% silk, 30% Seacell; 250 m /100g] : 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) – (5, 5, 5, 6) skeins, shown in color Mackintosh Roses
Circular needle of 3.75 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge)
- Tapestry needle
- Four (4) different stitch markers
24 sts x 28 rows = 10 cm; 4" in stockinette stitch before blocking.
A (B, C, D, E) - (F, G, H, I) for a finished bust circumference of 84 (94, 104, 114, 124) – (135, 145, 155, 160) cm; 33 (37, 41, 45, 49) - (53, 57, 61, 63) inches to be worn with suggested positive ease of 5 to 12 cm; 2 to 5 inches.
More details and schematics are available in the pattern.
NOTE: This tank top is worked from the bottom up, with a lace panel on the center Back. Then, the Front and the Back are worked separately to create the Armhole, and the Shoulders are grafted together.
The lace pattern is both written and available as a chart. Please note that only odd-numbered rows/rounds are shown to lighten the grid. Read the Important Note about the even-numbered rows/rounds on the chart page.