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Shapely Tank

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Feminine Fit: Bust Shaping Techniques taught by Joan McGowan-Michael

Flatter your feminine side with sweaters that embrace your bust, hips and waist. Joan McGowan-Michael teaches you how to shape knitwear to fit.

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Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Cute, Whimsical, Classic, Casual
Joan McGowan-Michael on

I have made this tank in baby yarn quite a few times. It is so versatile (a summer top, under a blazer) and the fit is terrific! I also appreciate the neckline, which is neither too revealing nor too prissy. Joan, thanks for sharing the pattern.

11/22/2014 Flag

Oooh, I love this tank pattern. I can't wait to start on it. Do you think a 50 - 50 cotton/linen yarn would work ok for this, or do you think it might stretch out of shape? I usually knit with wool or a mostly wool blend, but I have some cotton/linen I picked up at a great price and looking for something to do with it. What do you think?

07/09/2015 Flag

There is no recovery at all in cotton or linen, so you can pretty much count on that fiber blend stretching and growing. This tank can be form fitting with all it's short row shaping, so better to stay with a blend that at least contains some nylon for good recovery. I like this bamboo blend:

07/11/2015 Flag

This is gorgeous! I want to make it... now I just need the body that matches this one!! :)

03/26/2016 Flag

That body is chicken wire and sawdust! Yours is fabulous flesh! Love what you got and it will love you back!

07/12/2016 Flag