Knitting A Tank Top Preview: October 15, 2022

Model wearing knitted tank top in avocado colour with hedges and grass in the background

We’re knitting a versatile tank top for you this week.

Difficulty: Easy

Close up of knitted tank top shoulder in avocado colour

Photography by Eddie Phillips, Lighthouse Photography.

Our unisex tank top is perfect for all ages, shapes and sizes. It is the ideal way to add an extra layer and look stylish.

We have used Stylecraft ReCreate DK in Avocado (3189). There are lots of other shades available if you would prefer an alternative.

ReCreate is a blended yarn made entirely from recycled fibres and lends itself to designs like this one, which feature strong stitch definition. It is machine washable and can be tumble dried. The ball-band will give you full care instructions.

The tank top comes in six sizes ranging from 76/81 cm (30/32 ins) to 127/132 cm (50/52 ins). Actual size is approx. 17/12 cm (6½/4½ ins) bigger to offer a comfortable fit.

The textured pattern is worked over six rows featuring basic knit and purl stitches plus knit or purl into the back of the stitch to create the definition. We have graded this an easy design.

Finally, there is minimum shaping, just the armholes and shoulders and a simple neck line on the front.

Ribbed armhole and neck edgings complete the look.

We are all looking at ways to keep warm and this tank top is the perfect solution.

Send in yours!

The People’s Friend team want to see your creations. Send them to for a chance to be shared on social media or in the magazine!

Find the full instructions for making a quilt in our October 15, 2022 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale now! Available online or from most major supermarkets and newsagents.

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Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!