Knit Peplum Tank Top

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This is a simple knit peplum tank top with ruffled border. It has openings on the shoulders which makes it easy for infants to wear.

Size: 3 to 6 months

Chest: 20 inches

Length: 10 inches

Gauge:   4 st/inch, 7 rows/inch

Materials: Yarn Bernat Cottontots(one-and-a-half 85g skeins), Needles US#7, Four buttons.

 BACK :

Ruffled Border:

CO 126 st.

Rows 1-7: K3 P3 ribbing.

Row 8(RS): K3tog P3tog

Trunk:

Row 9(WS): 42 st remain. P.

Row 10(RS):K2tog.Knit till 2 stitches remain.K2tog.

Row 11 to 29:  40 st remain. P,K,P…stokinette st.  

Row 30(RS):M1.Knit till 1 stitch remain.M1.

Row 31to 35: You have now 42 st .P,K,P…stokinette st.  

Armhole shaping:

Row 36(RS): BO first 3 st. K remaining 39 st.

Row 37(WS): BO first 3 st. P rest of the 36 st.

Row 38(RS):BO 1st st.K  rest of the 35 st.

Row 39(WS): BO first 1st st. P rest of the 34 st.

Row 40(RS):BO 1st st.K  rest of the 33 st.

Row 41(WS): BO first 1st st. P rest of the 32 st.

Row 42-54:  32 st remain. P,K,P…stokinette st.  

Neck shaping:

Row55(WS): P 9 st, BO 15 st.P 9 st.

Shoulder Shaping:

Right Shoulder:

Row 56(RS): K fisrt 9st set aside remaing 9 stitches on a stitch holder for left shoulder.

Row 57(WS): P.

Row 58(RS):K2tog. K 8 remaining st.

Row 59(WS):P.

Row 60(RS):K.

Row 61(WS):P

Row 62(RS):K.

Row 63(WS): BO 8 st.

Left Shoulder:

Row 56(RS): K 9st.

Row 57(WS): P.

Row 58(RS): K 7 st.When last 2 st remain, K2tog.

Row 59(WS):P remaining 8st.

Row 60(RS):K.

Row 61(WS):P

Row 62(RS):K.

Row 63(WS): BO 8 st.

Armhole Ribbing:

With RS facing, pick up16 st around one of the the armholes, do K1P1 ribbing for 4 rows. On 5th row BO.

Neck Band:

With RS facing, Pick up 20 st around the neck, do K1P1 ribbing for 4 rows. On 5th row BO.

Shoulder Bands:

With RS facing, pick up 12 st along one of the shoulder edges, do K1P1 ribbing for 4 rows. On 5th row BO.

FRONT:

Ruffled border

CO 126 st.

Rows 1-7: K3 P3 ribbing.

Row 8(RS): K3tog P3tog

Trunk:

Row 9(WS): 42 st remain. P.

Row 10(RS):K2tog.Knit till 2 stitches remain.K2tog.

Row 11 to 29:  40 st remain. P,K,P…stokinette st.  

Row 30(RS):M1.Knit till 1 stitch remain.M1.

Row 31to 35: You have now 42 st .P,K,P…stokinette st.  

Armhole shaping:

Row 36(RS): BO first 3 st. K remaining 39 st.

Row 37(WS): BO first 3 st. P rest of the 36 st.

Row 38(RS):BO 1st st.K  rest of the 35 st.

Row 39(WS): BO first 1st st. P rest of the 34 st.

Row 40(RS):BO 1st st.K  rest of the 33 st.

Row 41(WS): BO first 1st st. P rest of the 32 st.

Row 42-46:  32 st remain. K,P…stokinette st.  

Neck shaping:

Row 47(WS): P 11 st, BO 10 st.P 11 st.

Shoulder Shaping:

Right Shoulder:

Row 48(RS): K fisrt 9st K2tog. Slip remaing  stitches on a stitch holder for left shoulder.

Row 49(WS): P 10 st.

Row 50(RS):K2tog. K 8 st.K2tog.

Row 51(WS):P.

Row 52(RS):K7.K2tog

Row 53(WS):P 8.

Row 54(RS):K 8.

Row 55(WS): P8.

Row 56(RS):K 8.

Row 57(WS): P8.

Row 58(WS): K8.

Row 59(RS):P 8.

Row 60(WS): K8.

Row 61(RS):P 8.

Row 62(WS): K8.

Row 63(WS): BO 8 st.

Left Shoulder:

Row 48(RS): SSK.K9.

Row 49(WS): P 10 st.

Row 50(RS): SSK. K 8 st.

Row 51(WS):P.

Row 52(RS): SSK.K7.

Row 53(WS):P 8.

Row 54(RS):K 8.

Row 55(WS): P8.

Row 56(RS):K 8.

Row 57(WS): P8.

Row 58(WS): K8.

Row 59(RS):P 8.

Row 60(WS): K8.

Row 61(RS):P 8.

Row 62(WS): K8.

Row 63(WS): BO 8 st.

Armhole Ribbing:

With RS facing, pick up 16 st around one of the the armholes, do K1P1 ribbing for 4 rows. On 5th row BO.

Neck Band:

With RS facing, pick up 27 st around the neck, do K1P1 ribbing for 4 rows. On 5th row BO.

Shoulder Bands:

With RS facing, pick up 12 st along one of the shoulder edge, K1P1 ribbing for 1st row. On 2nd row make buttonholes by doing YO,K2tog,K1. Continue K1P1 ribbing till the 4th row. On 5th row BO.

 Finishing

With right side of knitting facing sew up the side seams. Sew on buttons on the back’s shoulder bands.

Stitch Glossary:

CO –Cast On

St-Stitch

BO-Bind of.

K-Knit

P-Purl

RS-Right Side

WS-Wrong Side

K3tog-K3 stitches together

P3tog-Purl 3 stitches together.

K2tog:K 2 stitches together.

SSK-Slip,Slip,Knit(type of decrease)

M1-Make One(type of increase)

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