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Tank Top

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This beautiful tank top features in Simple Chic Knits.  It has a deep round neck at the front which I always think is flattering.  It's a very simple design and is easy enough to be a first garment project for a new knitter.  The tank top uses a few different decreases (all of which are easy).  I would say the fiddliest bit is pickiing up the stitches around the neck and the armholes for the rib trim, but don't let this put you off!  It's a lovely project and a great wardrobe staple!

The tank top pattern comes in  three sizes s (m, l)

This kit inclues 5 (6, 6) skeins of Plump dk yarn needed to make the tank top.  If you need a copy of the book you can buy Simple Chic Knits here.  You will also need 3.75 and 4mm knitting needles and a 3.75mm circular needle.

Tank top shown in Cherry Pie.

Simple Chic Knits is published by CICO Books (£12.99)
Photography by Penny Wincer & Emma Mitchell © CICO Books

Plump dk is a pretty standard doubleknit or light worsted weight yarn.   We have used it for straight double knit projects as well as projects specifying an aran weight yarn and found it works well for both.  Any needle size from 3.75mm to 4.5mm is great.

Ballband Tension (gauge):
Using a 4mm needle over stocking stitch: 22 sts to 10cm and 30 rows.

We really recommend not getting too stressed about exact tensions.  Everyone knits differently and your knitting tension can even change with your mood!  If you have found a yarn you really like and it's in the right ball park, why not buy a ball and give it a go?  Try a slightly different needle size if you are way off the right tension.  If you are putting all the effort into knitting then best to use a yarn you love!

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We recommend gently spraying your finished garment with water and allowing to dry naturally before wearing.  This 'sets' the fibres and reduces shedding which can happen with roving yarns.

If you want to block your finished project, do so carefully.  Because of the natural sponginess of Plump we find that pressing isn't really necessary but you might like to if you have used plain stocking stitch (this removes the need for spraying the garment as above).

Anything that has a raised stitch structure (like rib, garter stitch) should not be ironed as you will press out the beautiful texture.

When your garment needs washing (hopefully not much!), use a specialist wool detergent and hand wash with care. Dry naturally and flat.

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