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Tiny Tots Tank Top

This pattern is written for size 2T.  The prototype (white) was made using Columbia Minerva Cottrene, which has been discontinued (I bought two skeins at a garage sale!).  The purple one is Reynolds Blossom (used three skeins).  You could also use KnitPicks Crayon, Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, or Bernat Cotton Tots.  Make the straps shorter than you think they need to be--they stretch.

Reynolds Blossom
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Janet modeling her sweater

Columbia Minerva Cottrene
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Janet modeling the prototype

Size 8 needles.
Appx. 200 yards worsted weight textured cotton or cotton blend yarn.
Gauge:  4 sts = 1 inch; 6 rows = 1 inch
Rating:  Easy, quick knit
Skills:  Cast on, bind off, knit, purl, decrease, simple seams, weave in ends.
 
Back:
Cast on 42 sts.  Knit 6 rows in stockinette stitch.
Row 7:  Knit 6, rotate left needle 360 degrees counterclockwise*, repeat from * to end of row.  You will have 7 scallops.
Continue in stockinette stitch until piece measures 8 inches.
Bind off 5 sts at the beginning of the next two rows:  32 sts.
Next row:  K1, SKP, K to last three sts, K2tog, K1.
Next row:  Purl
Repeat these last two rows 2 times:  26 sts.
Bind off all stitches.
 
Front:
Cast on 42 sts.  Knit 6 rows in stockinette stitch.
Row 7:  Knit 6, rotate left needle 360 degrees counterclockwise*, repeat from * to end of row.  You will have 7 scallops.
Continue in stockinette stitch until piece measures 8 inches.
Bind off 5 sts at the beginning of the next two rows:  32 sts.
Next row:  K1, SKP, K to last three sts, K2tog, K1.
Next row:  Purl
Repeat these last two rows 2 times:  26 sts.
 
Finishing:
Sew side seams. 
Next row front:  K7, bind off center 12 sts, K7.
Straps:  you may do the straps together or one at a time.  Knit the 7 stitches on each side of the bound off stitches to desired length, appx. 5 inches.  If possible, try on recipient at this point to make sure you get the straps the right length.  Make the straps shorter than you think they need to be as they stretch.  Bind off both straps.
Sew straps to back.  Weave in ends.  Block and give to cute little girl!
 
 

Scalloped edge pattern is from Nicky Epstein, Knitting on the Edge, Sixth and Spring Books, 2004. 
 
This pattern was designed, executed and copyrighted by Denise Koster.  Permission is given to reproduce this pattern for personal use only.  Please respect my copyright.  Thank you!