Seaglass Tank

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Amplify your inner sparkle with this classy tank. It will keep you feeling light and elegant in the warmer temperatures, and the linen yarn also provides excellent drape and breathability.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X) finished bust size 34½ (37½, 40½, 43½, 46½, 49½)”

0-3” positive ease recommended

Shown in Small size

Gauge: 16 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Staggered Shells patt after wet blocking.

19 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Linen Stitch patt after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn:

Light weight yarn Fibra Natura Flax (100% Linen; 137 yards [125 meters]/50 grams): 24 Spruce, 8 (9, 10, 11, 13, 14) hanks

Hook: US size F/5 (3.75 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Small Shell: (Sc, ch 2, sc) into st or sp indicated.

Large Shell: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into st or sp indicated.

Scattered Shells (begs with multiple 6 ch)

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sk next ch, *Large Shell in next ch, sk next 2 ch, Small Shell in next ch, sk next 2 ch; rep from * to last 3 ch, Large Shell in next ch, sk next ch, sc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, *Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell; rep from * to last Large Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell, 2 dc in last sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, *Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell; rep from * to last Small Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell, sc in last dc, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 for patt.

Linen Stitch (odd number of sts)

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next sc; rep from * to last sp and sc, sc in last sp, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 2 sc, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 for patt.

Pattern Notes

Lower portion of Front and Back pieces are worked from the top down. Two increase points on the lower body give a swingy shape. The upper part of Front and Back start at the beginning chain of the lower body and are worked upward.

Pattern

Front

Lower Front

Ch 72 (78, 84, 90, 96, 102).

Work Rows 1-3 of Scattered Shells patt, then rep Rows 2-3, 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3) more times – 12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17) Large Shells, 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16) Small Shells at the end of Row 3.

Increase Section

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) times, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in next Large Shell, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 4 (3, 4, 5, 4, 5) times, Large Shell in Small Shell, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in next Large Shell, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) times, 2 dc in last sc, turn – 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16) Large Shells, 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) Small Shells.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) times, Large Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, Large Shell in next ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 4 (3, 4, 5, 4, 5) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, Large Shell in next ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) times, sc in last dc, turn – 14 (15, 16, 17, 18, 19) Large Shells, 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16) Small Shells.

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 5 (4, 5, 6, 5, 6) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, 2 dc in last sc, turn – 13 (14, 15, 16, 17, 18) Large Shells, 14 (15, 16, 17, 18, 19) Small Shells.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) times, Large Shell in Small Shell, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in Large Shell, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 5 (4, 5, 6, 5, 6) times, Large Shell in Small Shell, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in Large Shell, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) times, Large Shell in Small Shell, sc in last dc, turn – 14 (15, 16, 17, 18, 19) Large Shells, 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16) Small Shells.

Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, ch 1, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 5 (4, 5, 6, 5, 6) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, ch 1, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, 2 dc in last sc, turn – 15 (16, 17, 18, 19, 20) Large Shells, 14 (15, 16, 17, 18, 19) Small Shells.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 6 (5, 6, 7, 6, 7) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, sc in last dc, turn – 16 (17, 18, 19, 20, 21) Large Shells, 15 (16, 17, 18, 19, 20) Small Shells.

Row 7: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in next Large Shell, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 6 (5, 6, 7, 6, 7) times, Large Shell in Small Shell, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in next Large Shell, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, 2 dc in last sc, turn –  15 (16, 17, 18, 19, 20) Large Shells, 14 (15, 16, 17, 18, 19) Small Shells.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in same st, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, Large Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, Large Shell in next ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 6 (5, 6, 7, 6, 7) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, Large Shell in next ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, sc in last dc, turn – 18 (19, 20, 21, 22, 23) Large Shells, 15 (16, 17, 18, 19, 20) Small Shells.

Row 9: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 7 (6, 7, 8, 7, 8) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, 2 dc in last sc, turn – 17 (18, 19, 20, 21, 22) Large Shells, 18 (19, 20, 21, 22, 23) Small Shells.

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in same st, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, Large Shell in Small Shell, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in Large Shell, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 7 (6, 7, 8, 7, 8) times, Large Shell in Small Shell, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in Large Shell, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, Large Shell in Small Shell, sc in last dc, turn – 18 (19, 20, 21, 22, 23) Large Shells, 15 (16, 17, 18, 19, 20) Small Shells.

Row 11: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, ch 1, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 7 (6, 7, 8, 7, 8) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, ch 1, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, 2 dc in last sc, turn – 19 (20, 21, 22, 23, 24) Large Shells, 18 (19, 20, 21, 22, 23) Small Shells.

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in same st, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7) times, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 8 (7, 8, 9, 8, 9) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7) times, sc in last dc, turn – 20 (21, 22, 23, 24, 25) Large Shells, 19 (20, 21, 22, 23, 24) Small Shells.

Row 13: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7) times, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in next Large Shell, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 8 (7, 8, 9, 8, 9) times, Large Shell in Small Shell, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in next Large Shell, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7) times, 2 dc in last sc, turn – 19 (20, 21, 22, 23, 24) Large Shells, 18 (19, 20, 21, 22, 23) Small Shells.

Row 14: Ch 1, sc in same st, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7) times, Large Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, Large Shell in next ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 8 (7, 8, 9, 8, 9) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, Large Shell in next ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7) times, sc in last dc, turn – 22 (23, 24, 25, 26, 27) Large Shells, 19 (20, 21, 22, 23, 24) Small Shells.

Row 15: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell), 9 (8, 9, 10, 9, 10) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, 2 dc in last sc, turn – 21 (22, 23, 24, 25, 26) Large Shells, 22 (23, 24, 25, 26, 27) Small Shells.

Row 16: Ch 1, sc in same st, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7) times, Large Shell in Small Shell, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in Large Shell, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 9 (8, 9, 10, 9, 10) times, Large Shell in Small Shell, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in Large Shell, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7) times, Large Shell in Small Shell, sc in last dc, turn – 22 (23, 24, 25, 26, 27) Large Shells, 19 (20, 21, 22, 23, 24) Small Shells.

Row 17: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, ch 1, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 9 (8, 9, 10, 9, 10) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, ch 1, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, 2 dc in last sc, turn – 23 (24, 25, 26, 27, 28) Large Shells, 22 (23, 24, 25, 26, 27) Small Shells.

Row 18: Ch 1, sc in same st, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 6 (7, 7, 7, 8, 8) times, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 10 (9, 10, 11, 10, 11) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 6 (7, 7, 7, 8, 8) times, sc in last dc, turn – 24 (25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30) Large Shells, 23 (24, 25, 26, 27, 28) Small Shells.

Row 19: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 6 (7, 7, 7, 8, 8) times, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in next Large Shell, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 10 (9, 10, 11, 10, 11) times, Large Shell in Small Shell, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in next Large Shell, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 6 (7, 7, 7, 8, 8) times, 2 dc in last sc, turn – 23 (24, 25, 26, 27, 28) Large Shells, 22 (23, 24, 25, 26, 27) Small Shells.

Row 20: Ch 1, sc in same st, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 6 (7, 7, 7, 8, 8) times, Large Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, Large Shell in next ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 10 (9, 10, 11, 10, 11) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, Large Shell in next ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 6 (7, 7, 7, 8, 8) times, sc in last dc, turn – 26 (27, 28, 29, 30, 31) Large Shells, 23 (24, 25, 26, 27, 28) Small Shells.

Row 21: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 6 (7, 7, 7, 8, 8) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell), 11 (10, 11, 12, 11, 12) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 6 (7, 7, 7, 8, 8) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, 2 dc in last sc, turn – 25 (26, 27, 28, 29, 30) Large Shells, 26 (27, 28, 29, 30, 31) Small Shells.

Row 22: Ch 1, sc in same st, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 6 (7, 7, 7, 8, 8) times, Large Shell in Small Shell, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in Large Shell, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 11 (10, 11, 12, 11, 12) times, Large Shell in Small Shell, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in Large Shell, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 6 (7, 7, 7, 8, 8) times, Large Shell in Small Shell, sc in last dc, turn – 26 (27, 28, 29, 30, 31) Large Shells, 23 (24, 25, 26, 27, 28) Small Shells.

Row 23: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 6 (7, 7, 7, 8, 8) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, ch 1, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 11 (10, 11, 12, 11, 12) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, ch 1, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 6 (7, 7, 7, 8, 8) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, 2 dc in last sc, turn – 27 (28, 29, 30, 31, 32) Large Shells, 26 (27, 28, 29, 30, 31) Small Shells.

Row 24: Ch 1, sc in same st, (Large Shell in Small Shell, Small Shell in Large Shell) 7 (8, 8, 8, 9, 9) times, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 12 (11, 12, 13, 12, 13) times, Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in Large Shell, Large Shell in Small Shell) 7 (8, 8, 8, 9, 9) times, sc in last dc, turn – 28 (29, 30, 31, 32, 33) Large Shells, 27 (28, 29, 30, 31, 32) Small Shells.

Row 25: Ch 1, sc in first sc, [sc in next 2 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 dc, sk next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, sk next sc] to last Large Shell, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 dc, sc in last sc. Fasten off.

Upper Front

Attach yarn with sl st to other side of beg-ch from Lower Front.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch across, turn – 71 (77, 83, 89, 95, 101) sc.

Work in Linen Stitch patt for 1”.

Shape Armholes

Row 1: Sl st in first 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts, work in patt to last 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts, turn – 63 (67, 73, 77, 83, 87) sts and sps rem.

Dec Row: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, work in patt to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn – 2 sts dec’d.

Rep Dec Row every row 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3) more times – 57 (61, 65, 69, 75, 79) sts and sps rem. Work even in patt until Upper Front meas 3¼ (3¾, 4¼, 4¼, 4¾, 5¼)”.

Divide for Straps

Work in patt over 13 (15, 17, 17, 19, 21) sts, turn.

Work in patt over these sts until Armhole meas 7¼ (7¾, 8¼, 8¾, 9, 9¼)”. Fasten off.

Sk 31 (31, 31, 35, 37, 37) Neck sts, work in patt over rem 13 (15, 17, 17, 19, 21) sts until Armhole meas 7¼ (7¾, 8¼, 8¾, 9, 9¼)”. Fasten off.

Back

Work as for Front.

Finishing

Block pieces to finished measurements. Sew shoulder and side seams.

Neck Edging

Join yarn with sl st to shoulder seam.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in side of each row and in each st or sp around, join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.

Sleeve Edging

Join yarn with sl st to shoulder seam.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in side of each row and in each st or sp around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends. yarn ball

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