Knit A Sporty Tank Top Preview: March 11, 2023

Blonde woman wearing black long sleeved top with white knitted sporty tank top with blue trim

We have a knit sporty tank top for you this week.

Difficulty: Intermediate

How To Knit A Sporty Tank Top

Close up of neck of knitted sporty tank top in white with blue neck and sleeve strips

Photography by Eve Conroy.

Tank tops are great for adding an extra layer and our choice has a fresh, sporty look about it.

Our V-neck top comes in sight sizes ranging from 81 cm (32 ins) to 117 cm (46 ins).

Actual size is around 11 cm (4 ins) bigger, giving you a comfortable fit over a layer.

The yarn we have used is a classic, Rico Essentials Merino DK. As well as the main shade, we have used Natural 60, you will need one ball of a contrast shade.

We decided on a nice bold contrast and selected Cobalt Blue (29). There are plenty of shades to choose from in this 100% pure wool yarn and you can find out more, and order direct, from

We have graded this tank top as intermediate. The stocking-stitch is straightforward but you do need to keep a close eye on what you are doing when working the deep V of the neckline.

This is a versatile garment that can be worn at all times of the year. A genuine all rounder, set to bowl them over!

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Cover of The People's Friend March 11 issue with illustration of a rocky pond on a sunny day at Galloway Forest

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Find the full instructions for how to knit a colourful sweater in our March 11, 2023 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale now! Available online or from most major supermarkets and newsagents. Or subscribe to the magazine to get every issue delivered straight to your door, making sure you never miss an issue. 

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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!