Flying Buttress Tank

from Andrea Rangel Knits

Flying Buttress Tank Pattern


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Knitting: Flying Buttress Tank
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • provisional cast on
  • working stitch pattern from a chart
  • shaping in pattern
  • grafting using Kitchener stitch
  • seaming
  • single crochet

Pattern Description:

Dragon scales armor this racerback tank, adding an architectural touch to the otherwise breezy design. Note the sexy scooped neckline, and flared hips that drape airily into points. Knit it up in hemp or bamboo for a flowing summer style. Worked from the bottom up, it features minimal finishing and polished touches like crocheted trim on the neckline and armholes.


21 sts/29 rows = 4 in/10 cm in Dragon Scale stitch pattern after blocking using larger needle

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Bust Circumference: 26 (29, 32.75, 35.75, 39.5, 42.75, 49.5) in/66 (73.5, 83, 91, 100.5, 108.5, 126) cm
  • Intended to be worn with 1-2 in/2.5-5 cm of negative ease at bust; shown in size 29 with 1 in/2.5 cm of negative ease on model.


  • 700 (760, 912, 1064, 1368, 1520, 1672) yd/640 (695, 835, 970, 1250, 1390, 1530) m sport weight yarn
  • Shown in Classic Elite Yarns Allegoro (70% organic cotton, 30% linen; 152 yd/139 m per 50g skein) Color: Raw Umber #5678; 5 (5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11) skeins
  • US #5/3.75 mm 32-60 in/80-150 cm circular needle
  • US #7/4.5 mm 24 in/60 cm circular needle
  • US #7/4.5 mm 32-60/80-150 cm circular needle
  • size H/5 mm crochet hook for provisional cast on

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • stitch holders
  • waste yarn for provisional cast on
  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

760 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Classic Elite Yarns Allegoro


Raw Umber

About Designer

About Designer

Andrea Rangel on

I live on Vancouver Island in Canada, where I knit, design, blog, and ride my bike. I love the functionality and beauty of knitting and knit everything from head to toe.

My patterns have been published in Brooklyn Tweed Wool People, Twist Collective, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Knitty, and other publications, as well as independently.

All of my independently-published patterns have been ...

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