Cast on a simple striped tank that takes a turn at the waist through the effective use of short rows to shape an asymmetrical hip. Featuring the beautifully hand-dyed Urth Yarns Uneek DK and Monokrom DK. This quick knit can be worn during the warmer months as is or used as a layering piece in cold weather. It is knit in the round from the bottom up, and short rows are used for shaping. Take care when you are knitting that if/when you start on a new self-striping skein, you plan where you are stopping and starting skeins so the stripes flow harmoniously. As with all of your Urth Yarns purchases, each skein will plant a tree with Trees for the Future.
Like all of Urth Yarn's hand-dyed masterpieces, every skein is unique! Also, every digital screen is calibrated differently. Slight variations in tone and saturation will vary from screen to screen. The actual color of your item may vary slightly from what you see on your screen.
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Included in your Kit:
This kit is a yarn-only kit. The pattern must be purchased separately and is available here on Ravelry.
- Sizes Small - Medium (34.25" - 37.75" Bust): 2 skeins of Uneek DK and 1 skein of Monokrom DK
- Size Large (42.25" Bust): 2 skeins of Uneek DK and 2 skeins of Monokrom DK
- Sizes 1X - 4X (45.75" - 58.25" Bust): 3 skeins of Uneek DK and 2 skeins of Monokrom DK
- Size 5X (61.75" Bust): 4 skeins of Uneek DK and 2 skeins of Monokrom DK
If you have ideas for your own color combination for this top, you can use the bullet points above as a guide for making your own kit. The measurements given are the size of the finished garment, it is recommended to be worn with 2" of positive ease.
Additional supplies you will need that are not included:
- The Melting Pot Tank pattern by Adrienne Larsen, available here on Ravelry.
- Knitting Needles:
- US 5/3.75mm (or size needed for gauge: 22 sts x 30 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch)
Sizes available: 34.25 (37.75, 42.25, 45.75, 50.25, 53.75, 58.25, 61.75)” at bust, 2” of positive ease recommended.
MC: 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins of Urth Yarns Uneek DK (self-striping, shown in 6017)
CC: 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins of Urth Yarns Monokrom DK (tonal & monochromatic, shown in 6064)
Suggested Needle Size: US 5 - 3.75 mm
Gauge: 22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette St
A Note from the Designer: When switching colors in a self-striping yarn, I normally recommend joining at a point where both skeins are at the same point in the stripe. I do not recommend that with the colors used in the sample, because it meant there was a long portion when the MC and CC were very similar and it obscured the stripe.
Our first response to your order would be to have it shipped directly from our warehouse. In the case that our stock levels are too low, your Urth Yarns Melting Pot Tank Kit will be drop-shipped from Urth Yarns in Florida. Please allow up to 3-5 business days for your order to be processed and shipped out. We will contact you with any shipping and tracking information for your order.
If you have questions regarding the current stock of specific colorways please call/e-mail us at (509) 536-7746 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Urth Yarns:
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