Here’s a little something I’ve been working up in lettuce knit’s own line of hand-dyed yarns – dyed by me! This one uses a light cotton tape that comes in huge skeins.

Clara Tank

Clara Tank
This easy and fast-knitting tank is knit entirely in the round with no seams whatsoever! A fun lace edging lends impact to the simple and flattering shape, and frames the neck along front and back edges.

Bust: 30 [32, 34, 36, 38, 42, 46, 50] inches

lettuce knit hand-dyed cotton tape [100% cotton, 475 yards/225 g]
1 [1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2] skeins
(approx. 370 [405, 470, 505, 575, 695, 760, 890] yards of heavy worsted weight yarn)
6.5 mm 24” or 36” circular needle
Spare needle for binding off
Stitch markers

16 sts and 21 rows = 4” square in stockinette stitch

Pattern available from lettuce knit via email to for $7 CDN (plus $3 shipping to the US and $2 to Canada), or give us a call at 416-203-9970 between 11-6 EDT.

Here’s a couple photos of the currently available colours.

Cotton Tape Colours

Terracotta, blush, mango, fuschia (same colour as sample)

Cotton Tape colours

slate grey, purple, light olive

Each skein is 225 grams and 475 yards, and is $34 CDN.

It was a really fun knit, fast, and very satisfying. The upper body (ie. straps) is not really shaped, instead the straps are knit almost straight up to the shoulder, which gives a v-neck and a slight cap sleeve.

15 Responses to “FP (finished pattern): Clara Tank”

  1. Wendy

    I saw that when I was at the store on Saturday and was told the pattern was still being written up and love that it’s finally out in the world for all to enjoy!

  2. Thalia

    Ooo – I am not a big fan of tanktops in general, but I really like this one, quite a bit. And the dyed cotton tape knits up very nicely!!

  3. Corvus

    Ooo. Were I not college-student broke, I’d have to try and make this in the purple. It’s a gorgeous design. Bravo!

  4. Luise

    What a great design! I especially like the cap sleeves; sleeveless tops are no longer flattering on me. A winner!

  5. Jeni

    The top is so cute, and I don’t even wear tanks due to my less than desireable arms. I am already trying to think how i could put sleeves on it. I love it!!


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