Nelly Tank

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Yarn: (DK weighted yarn) Weight Category 3

(Thanks to Cascade Yarns for sponsoring the yarn for this pattern.) Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Paints - Color Flamingo (9862) (3.5 oz/100 g, 220 yds/200 m) Amount Required(approx.): size 12/18m: 187 yds (1 skein); size 1/2: 223 yds (2 skeins); size 3/4: 286 yds (2 skeins); size 5/6: 323 yds (2 skeins); size 7/8: 391 yds (2 skeins); size 9/10: 456 yds (3 skeins); size 11/13: 509 yds (3 skeins); size XS: 575 yds (3 skeins); size S: 700 yds (4 skeins); size M: 803 yds (4 skeins); size L: 948 yds (5 skeins); size XL: 1124 yds (6 skeins).

Tools and Notions:

3.75 mm (US 5) double pointed needles/circular needles darning needle stitch marker

Finish Size:

Chest Circumference: size 12/18m: 19 ½ inches; size 1/2: 21 inches; size 3/4: 23 inches; size 5/6: 25 inches; size 7/8: 27 inches; size 9/10: 29 inches; size 11/13: 29 ½ inches; size XS: 30 ½ inches; size S: 32 ½ inches; size M: 34 ½ inches; size L: 38 ½ inches; size XL: 42 ½ inches. Length to underarm(front): size 12/18m: 6 ½ inches; size 1/2: 7 ½ inches; size 3/4: 8 ½ inches; size 5/6: 9 ½ inches; size 7/8: 11 inches; size 9/10: 12 inches; size 11/13: 13 inches; size XS: 14 ½ inches; size S: 17 inches; size M: 18 ½ inches; size L: 19 ½ inches; size XL: 21 inches.

Gauge: (in 4" x 4"/10cm x 10cm)

24 sts x 28 rows in stockinette st. (US 5 knitting needle)


bm = beginning of round marker DS = double stitch k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together Kbl = knit through back loop Kfb = knit 1 in the front and back MD = make double stitch m1l = make 1 knit stitch left m1r = make 1 knit stitch right p = purl patt = pattern pm = place marker rep =repeat sbm = slip beginning of round marker sm = slip marker s2kp = slip two stitches as if to k2tog, knit the next stitch, pass the two slipped stitches together over the knit stitch (centralized double decrease) skp = slip, knit, pass slipped stitch over st(s) = stitch(es)

Pattern Notes:

  • Difficulty Level: intermediate
  • Sizing in pattern will be listed as 12/18m, 1/2 (3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10) 11/13 {XS, S, M, L} XL. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. You may circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning. Fits chest circumference: 18, 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) 29 {30, 32, 34, 38} 42 inches with 0 - 1 inches positive ease. Pictured size 3/4 on a 3 year old.
  • Nelly Tank is work from top down.
  • German short rows (for shaping shoulders): Knit the number of stitches as stated in the pattern, turn work, bring yarn to front, slip the first stitch as if to purl, bring yarn over the needle to the back of your work and pull tight (this creates the double stitch = DS). Resolving double stitches: When working over double stitches treat them as a single stitch by knitting through both legs of the DS (KDS) or purling through both legs of the DS (PDS) as stated in the pattern.
  • Double I-cord selvedge (for armhole edge): Row 1 (RS): sl 1 wyib, K 1; work in any given stitch pattern to last 2 sts; sl 1 wyib, P 1. Row 2 (WS): sl 1 wyib, P 1; work in any given stitch pattern to last 2 sts; sl 1 wyif, P 1.
  • Chain stitch edge (for neckline edge and lower band edge): Sl 1 wyif, work in any given stitches pattern to last st, knit through back loop (Kbl).


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for v20190621 stitch count off for size 12/18m of Join Fronts on page 6 should be: 57, 61 (67, 73, 79, 85) 87 {89, 95, 101, 113} 125 sts stitch count off for all sizes of Join Back to Front on page 6 124, 132 (144, 156, 168, 180) 184 {188, 200, 212, 236) 260 sts for v20190628 on page 6 Body session Round 2: Patt to M, SM, K 1, YO, S2KP, YO, K 1, Patt to BM, SBM, K 1, YO, S2KP, YO, K 1. Rep Round 1 - Round 4 (keep working center front cable pattern, the cable pattern is continuous with front neckline cable pattern) until body measures from underarm approx.: 5, 6 (7, 8, 9.5, 10.5) 11.5 {13, 15.5, 17, 18} 19.5 inches, or to your desired length.Ending with Round 4 work last. Center Front cable pattern: (9 sts panel with 8 rounds repeat) Round 1: C4F, P 1, C4B Round 2 - Round 8: K 4, P 1, K 4 v201900708 Join Fronts Next row (WS): Sl 1 wyib, P 1, M1L, K to 5 sts before center st, M1R, P 4, S2KP, P 4, M1L, K to last 2 sts, M1R, sl 1 wyif, P 1. Clarify Join Back to Front With RS facing, Patt Front sts to end (p the first and last st of row), PM, cast on 5 sts (back loop method), Patt Back to end (p the first and last st of row), PBM (place beginning of round marker), cast on 5 sts (back loop method). Please share your finished work on social media using #warmlinx or by tagging @warmlinx on Instagram!
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