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"Bow Crazy" Chevron Lace Open Back Tank


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  • Cables|Lace

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Go crazy with your love for bows and everything girly with this pretty little lacy flirty oh-so-cute tank top! With sweet and feminine details like a lace ruffled waist, a picot neckline, and cable braided straps, this tank top is sure to make you feel pretty. With the option of making a festival ready solid tank top, or a retro-inspired beach ready striped tank top, you can let your imagination run wild with the adventures you will have when you rock it! Knit with a lustrous mercerized cotton, this tank not only keeps you cool in it's sassy open-back design, but keeps you looking cool in it's fashionable chevron lace pattern. The bow on the back is a super sweet touch that will make you go bow crazy! Enjoy! Tank top is knit in one piece back and forth from the bottom up, and calls for a circular needle to accommodate all of the stitches. A band is knit to connect the two sides of the top after the main body is complete, and can be made a custom length to perfectly fit your bust. The optional bow is then added to the band. The straps are cable knit in a braid pattern, and the knit picot bind off is added after the main body is finished. Two different chevron lace patterns are offered within this pattern for you to choose from. I used the "regular" chevron lace for the solid tank and the "wavy" chevron lace for the striped tank which is what I would recommend! :) The lace panel is custom length - you can make it as short or as long as you like to suite your tank length preferences. After the lace panel is finished there is a decrease row to give the lace a bit of ruffle under your bust. "Bow Crazy" is part of the "Boardwalk Beauties" collection, a collection of 5 awesome summery Girly Knits patterns for only $16! Check out the details of the other fabulous patterns included within this collection here: ♥ I sincerely care about my customers and am happy to answer any questions you have and to help you through my patterns! I want you to love your finished project and enjoy it in the process! If there is anything I can do, please send me an e-mail at ♥ BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY lace cables GAUGE 22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Patons Grace COLORWAY Natural, Natural and Lotus

Supplies Needed

  • 400-700 yards sport weight yarn
  • US 4 (3.5mm) 32" circular needle
  • tapestry needle

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Hello! Thanks for visiting my profile! My name is Lauren and I have a passion for fashion and knitting. I have been knitting since I was 9, and working as a fashion designer in NYC since 2005. Girly Knits is all about fun, fashion, color, and humor, and bringing out your girly cuteness! While most of my designs are originally intended for women and teens, many of my patterns now include girls sizes as well :) I put the utmost care into my patterns to make them customizable, easy and entertaining to read, and make sure to include lots of pictures and resources to make your knitting experience fun! I regularly blog about the awesomeness of knitting at, and have an active facebook page ( where I post contests, polls, and fun knitting related things. I would love for you to join in and be part of the community! You can also keep up to date with my monthly newsletter which you can sign up for at - by signing up you will will also get a coupon code to get my pattern Dressed Up in Love for free :) I hope you enjoy my designs, and if you would like to get in touch, please e-mail me at Would love to hear from you! Lauren