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Castaway Pattern


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Knitting: Castaway
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round
  • yarn over
  • use stitch markers

Pattern Description:

Inspired by tropical storms, shipwrecks and castaways this sleeveless tank top is designed to be worn layered with 10cm positive ease.

Due to the nature of the stainless steel blend yarn used the finished garment can be scrunched, stretched and manipulated into various shapes.

With yarn held double throughout, Castaway is knit in the round from the bottom up until the armholes. The back and front are then separated and knit flat. Shoulders are seamed.


15sts and 24 rounds in stocking stitch with yarn held double

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished length: 49.5 (52, 55.5) cm
  • Finished bust: 91 (101, 111) cm


  • 2(3,3) cones of Dairing item D-82 Silk Stainless 69% silk, 31% stainless steel, 289m (316yds)/14gm (0.5oz) cone

You Will Also Need:

  • 5mm (US#8) circular needle, 60cm long
  • stitch holder or waste yarn
  • 18 stitch markers (include 2 individual markers to distinguish side seams)

Suggested yarn:

630 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Dairing Habu

About Designer

About Designer

ChristineJones on

I'm an Australian who loves playing with yarn. Over the years I've had a go at lots & lots of arts & crafts ..... constantly feeling that need to create something. But no matter what else I do, I always find myself returning to knitting.

Largely self taught I haven't been constrained by "the rules" too much but since discovering the online knitting community new opportunities have opened up to ...

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