Bempton Tank Top Cover

Bempton Tank Top Pattern

£4

This single pattern is available to download here or is available as a printed pattern from the Purl &Jane studio in Skipton.

Bempton Tank Top Cover
£4

Product Description

 For this pattern you need:

Yarn: 4(5:6:7) 50g hanks of  Purl & Jane Cuckoo Cashmere 4 ply  (80% Merino wool & 20% Cashmere, 200m/218yds per 50g).

Metres: 800(1000:1200:1400)m

Needles: 3mm and 3.25mm.

Tension: 32 stitches and 38 rows to 10cm/4ins square over cable pattern when slightly stretched using 3.25mm needles.

Measurements:

To Fit Chest (suggested)
81.5-86.5
86.5-91.5
96.5-101.5
106.5-112
cm
 
32-34
34-36
38-40
42-44
ins
 
Actual Chest Measurement
87
95
102
110
cm
 
34¼
37½
40¼
43¼
ins
 
Length (from shoulder)
52
54
56
60
cm
 
20½
21¼
22
23½
ins
 

My design ideas and advice: Those of you that know my patterns will be very familiar with the stitches I used on the Bempton Tank Top….it is the same stitch pattern I used on the Bempton Jumper and then on the Bempton Mittens, which started out as a mystery retreat project!

I love this stitch pattern, it looks more complicated than it is. I’ve always loved a cable jumper but I wanted to give my cable jumper a little more detail than just cables. So I added a moss stitch panel. The original Bempton Jumper was knitted in Masham Mashup Aran and the Bempton Tank Top is knitted in the new to the Purl &Jane Yarn Family Cuckoo Cashmere 4 Ply. I am loving how the same pattern looks so delicate in the Cuckoo Cashmere 4 Ply compared with the Masham Mashup Aran. The Cuckoo Cashmere 4 Ply is also so delicate to wear, it almost feels like you are not wearing it, yet you will notice a difference when you take it off. I do. I think oh, it’s warm here I don’t know my Bempton Tank Top and then remove it and feel the chill!

It takes just 4 hanks to do the first size with sizes ranging to fit bust sizes 32-44”

As I have mentioned before and before and before (!!) I love designing simple easy to knit patterns. One that the knitter can just sit and relax with and to this end I’ve put one of my front neck edges on this tank top. It is so simple to knit yet looks very classic.