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Vines: a lacy tank

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Vines: a lacy tank
Vines: a lacy tank

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting
  • purling
  • casting on
  • binding off
  • increasing
  • decreasing
  • knitting in the round
  • k1p1 bindoff
  • reading charts
  • written lace instructions
  • 3-needle bindoff

Pattern Description:

Beautiful and easy to work Vine Lace pattern (provided in both chart and written form) makes a simple little lacy tank, perfect for adding that extra layer you'll need for spring (or any time your outfit needs a little oomph). Worsted weight yarn (tosh dk is a dk/light-worsted) makes this a quick one, too.

The modeled tank is shown with 4" negative ease to open up the lace pattern. Finished item sizes are XS/24", S/27.5", M/32", L/36", and XL/40".

Vine Lace (Barbara Walker, A Treasury of Knitting Patterns) is a lovely and simple lace to work in the round, with two rows of plain knitting and a pattern row that is almost the same every other row (one stitch shifts from the end to the beginning of the repeat). If you're new to lace, this is a very pretty and easy to master pattern with a great transitional garment at the end! Plus, I've provided the pattern in both written out and charted forms.

Skills needed include:
Casting on
Binding off in 1x1 rib
3-needle bindoff
Knitting in the round
Reading charts


17 sts x 24 rows = 4" in Vine lace

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS 24"
  • S 27.5"
  • M 32"
  • L 36"
  • XL 40"


  • 250-500yds dk yarn
  • US8 24" circular needle
  • spare DPN for 3-needle bindoff

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

250 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

madeline tosh dk


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I live and knit in New York City and Bath, Maine, with my husband and our three children, getting my style fix in the one and my New England (Red Sox/cranberry bog/lobster roll/chilly nights in need ...

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