Colorblock Knit Tank Pattern
Happy Monday! Today’s post is a pattern post for this knit tank I created a few weeks back. I think now is the perfect time to unveil it because knit tanks are hard to wear in the scorching heat. Since its cooling down now, and the night time is usually chilly so I think this is perfect for you! Here you go with a new colorblock knit tank pattern.
How It’s Made
I used 3 colors for this color block and the piece is made in 4 parts. I then sew the pieces together, leaving space for the armholes and your head.
The yarn I used is from Nice and Knit. You can find the colors here. I used the Grey and coral colors. The colors are called Driftwood, Cape Cod, and either Chowder or Buoy for the coral color. Obviously feel free to use any yarn your like or any colors that you like.
Because this is worked flat, it’s an extremely easy pattern and I would highly suggest it for beginners. So let’s get to it!
1 Skein of Nice and Knit Yarn in Cape Cod
1 Skein of Nice and Knit Yarn in Driftwood
1 Skein of Nice and Knit Yarn in Buoy or Chowder
Appropriate size knitting needles I used Size 6.
So we will knit two rectangular solid colors in the Cape Cod and the Driftwood color. Here is the pattern for those.
Cast On 46 Stitches
Row 1: Knit all stitches across
Row 2: Purl all stitches across.
Continue with stockinette stitch, or the above two rows, until piece measures 18 inches, or until one piece covers your chest, and one covers your hips on one side. I would suggest measuring a shirt you love and basing it off of those measurements.
So after you made one blue and one grey, now it’s time for the color blocked portions.
Cast on 36 stitches using the grey color
Row 1: knit all stitches across
Row 2: Purl all stitches across
Continue this until pattern measures 9 inches.
Switch to second color, repeat stockinette pattern until piece measures 18 inches in total. Bind Off.
Repeat this pattern for the other two colors. bind off.
As you can see I sewed the pieces together in a specific manner. The solid color blue was the back bottom of my shirt, and the solid color grey was the top front of my shirt. The two color blocked parts were sewn as well. As you can see.
For the top I only sewed about two inches on each side. This created a tank top effect and also allowed it to drape nicely in the front.
You can see how I did this and how I sewed it together in the image above.