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Joanna Rankin has always been an avid crafter. She loves to create in many ways, including screen printing, book binding, and jewelry making, but she spends most of her time sewing and knitting. She ...

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Café Tank

from Happy Seamstress
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Café Tank
Café Tank Back
Café Tank Keyhole
Café Tank Front

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • decrease
  • increase
  • knit
  • purl

Pattern Description:

This is a versatile tank that can be worn in all seasons. With simple shaping, a cute keyhole on the back, and a beautiful draped neckline, it is flattering on most figures.

The tank is knit flat in two separate pieces from the bottom up, so the wide front neckline can be blocked separately to lie flat.


22 sts and 30 rows in St st = 4" using larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS(S, M, L, XL), with a finished very stretchy hip size of 24"(27", 30", 33", 36"). Fits hip sizes 24"-40".


  • US 5/3.75mm straight or circular knitting needles
  • US 6/4 mm straight or circular knitting needles
  • US 5/3.75mm circular needle, at least 40" long

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 stitch markers
  • yarn needle
  • 1 button, about 1/2" in diameter
  • 3 large stitch holders or waste yarn for holding live stitches
  • medium crochet hook
  • blocking mat and pins

Suggested yarn:

700 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

KnitPicks Galileo