Hello everyone! Happy Fourth of July weekend! Today, I am sharing about my Streamline Tank top that I just finished knitting earlier this week. This was a quick impulse make, because I saw this photo (below) on Instagram and knew I had to make one of these tops for myself!
I love how neutral, easygoing, and summery this tank top is. The design down the front of the top reminds me of geometric art deco patterns, and the straps over the shoulder are thick enough to make this feel like an standalone top instead of a bralette. I chose to make my Streamline Tank a cropped tank, but this pattern is easily adjustable to suit your desired length, as it is worked from the bottom up.
This was my first ever pattern from Alexandra at Two of Wands, and I can tell it won’t be my last! Scrolling through her instagram, you will find many modern makes with sophisticated, geometric designs. Her neutral, earthy color palette speaks to me and my plant-loving soul! I thought her pattern instructions were very clearly written. This pattern is also free on her website (yahoo!) and she offers a downloadable ad-free pdf, as well. I’d say this pattern is a true intermediate skill level pattern, including shaping and multiple decrease techniques, in addition to working with garment construction and stitch holders.
For this top, I used Berroco Linsey yarn, which is a cotton-linen blend. My grandmother recently gave me a huge amount of yarn, and a few skeins of Linsey were in that collection of yarn, so I thought I could use it for this project! It is so soft and perfect for summer knitting. Unfortunately, Berroco has discontinued this yarn. The suggested yarn for this pattern is Lion Brand Coboo, a similar yarn to Berroco Linsey in that it is an ultra-soft cotton-bamboo blend. I definitely plan on using this yarn if – more like, when – I make this top next!
I love the split hem detail on this top!
This top is worked from the bottom up, with a split hem. The front and back pieces are worked flat separately and then sewn together along the sides and at the ends of the straps. The V-neck design is the same on the front as on the back, and it is made entirely of knit and purl stitches, making it incredibly easy to work. I am so happy with the final product. This sweet tank top has the carefree bohemian vibe that I love, and it will go with everything in my closet! I cannot wait to wear it with pride. Isn’t it so fun to wear things you make?
Left to right: Strap, armhole, and neckline shaping; V-neck design; Split hem and side seam
Looking ahead, I have some exciting projects coming. Next week I will be sharing all about my first pattern test that I did for my friend Katie at Mind and Matter Crochet. This project is such a perfect summer make, and I think you all will absolutely love it. Make sure you’re following me on instagram to see the sneak peeks and check out Katie’s Instagram, too.
That’s all for today. Have a safe and happy weekend. Until next time, happy knitting!