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The Lost Tank Knitting Pattern

The Lost Tank Knitting Pattern

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The Lost Tank is the perfect summer basic knit top. This summer knitting patterns worked in a retro rib, with options to adjust the neckline and overall length. Make it a set with The Lost Cami and The Lost Shorts.

The Lost Tank is worked from the top down, beginning with the back neck and then working down to the armholes. Stitches are then picked up for the front, joined at the neck and worked down to the armholes before joining in the round. The piece has customisable elements for the neckline and armholes.



Advanced Beginner/Intermediate, once you get into the 2x1 ribbing rhythm you can relax and knit while watching your favourite show.


  • 2x1 ribbing
  • top down knitting
  • left and right leaning increases
  • 2x1 bind off
  • seamless knitting
  • picking up stitches



Sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL). Full size guide below.

Gauge 28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in 2x1 Rib, on 3.25 mm [US 3] needles.



Suggested Needles

Suggested Yarn
Fingering weight yarn. Samples made in size XS.

  • Orange sample made with Knitting For Olive (100 % non-mulesed merino wool, 250 metres/273 yds, 50g) of fingering weight yarn held single.

  • Green sample Qing Fibre single merino in colour Grass (100% Superwash Merino, 366 metres/ 400 yds, 100 g) . If you decide to use this yarn, 2 (2) 3 (3) 3 (3) 3 (3) skeins are required.


Yarn Alternatives

Cascade Heritage Solids
Cascade Yarns 220
Lang Yarns Merino
Valley Yarns Huntington
Sandnes Garn Sunday
La Bien Aimee Merino Singles
Hobbii Unicorn Solid




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Size Guide

Sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL)

The Lost Tank is intended to be worn with a negative ease of approximately 4 - 6 inches / 10 - 15 cm at the bust. The sizes are based on a bust circumference of approximately:

28-30 (32-34) 36-38 (40-42) 44-46 (48-50) 52-54, (56-58) inches
71-76 (81-86) 91.5-96.5 (101.5-106.5) 111.5-117 (122-127) 132-137 (142- 147) cm.

Finished Garment Measurements

Bust 24 (28) 32 (36) 40 (44) 48 (52) inches / 61 (71) 81 (91.5) 101.5(111.75) 122 (132) cm finished bust measurement. Garment is intended to be worn with 4-6 inches / 10-15 cm of negative ease built in.

Measure yourself before beginning to ensure that you choose the right size. For example: Your bust circumference is 32 - 4 = 28 inches [81 cm - 10 cm = 71 cm] i.e. work a size S. If you are in between two sizes, you can choose the smaller size as it is quite stretchy.