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Tank Girl–Free Pattern!

1 Comment 24 July 2008

Greetings from California! Just a quick post to let you know that my Tank Girl camisole is up as one of the Surprise projects on the Summer Issue of Knitty.

It’s simple tank top with a touch of tailoring can be a gal’s best friend during the wretchedly hot, summer months. Tank Girl fits the B/F/F bill!

It’s quick and classic at the bottom with a subtle drop-stitch rebellion, set asymmetrically on both front and back. A change in needle size and brief ribbing nips the garment in to hug the feminine curves accentuated by the darted bust, giving it a delicate, camisole feel.

Tank Girl can be worn as shown here with capris & platforms…

with a flow-y skirt and strappy sandals or, layered with a contrasting t-shirt and paired with jeans and Chucks (this is how I wear it but the editors weren’t a fan, hence the “nice girl” shots ;) ).

It’s quick to work up, cooling in my organic cotton yarn and extremely versatile. C’mon, get tanked with me!
xo, Vickie
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vickie - who has written 66 posts on Austin Craft Mafia.

Vickie Howell is a mother, self-taught designer, writer, spokesperson, viral marketing consultant and DIY Lifestyles expert with a focus on the Needle Arts and most well-known as the Host and Creative Consultant of 8 seasons of DIY Network & HGTV’s show, Knitty Gritty. She’s the author of 6, craft-based books (Including Craft Corps: Celebrating the Creative Community One Story at a Time, a columnist for I and PBS Parents, and the National Spokesperson for Caron International. For more about Vickie, her patterns and projects, go to:

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  1. Darcy knotty Knitter Darcy knotty Knitter says:

    I love it so cute:)Hugs Darcy

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