Bow Crazy

Go crazy with your love for bows and everything girly with this pretty little lacy flirty oh-so-cute tank top! With sweet and feminine details like a lace ruffled waist, a picot neckline, and cable braided straps, this tank top is sure to make you feel pretty. With the option of making a festival ready solid tank top, or a retro-inspired beach ready striped tank top, you can let your imagination run wild with the adventures you will have when you rock it! Knit with a lustrous mercerized cotton, this tank not only keeps you cool in it’s sassy open-back design, but keeps you looking cool in it’s fashionable chevron lace pattern. The bow on the back is a super sweet touch that will make you go bow crazy! Enjoy!

Tank top is knit in one piece back and forth from the bottom up, and calls for a circular needle to accommodate all of the stitches. A band is knit to connect the two sides of the top after the main body is complete, and can be made a custom length to perfectly fit your bust. The optional bow is then added to the band. The straps are cable knit in a braid pattern, and the knit picot bind off is added after the main body is finished.

Two different chevron lace patterns are offered within this pattern for you to choose from. I used the “regular” chevron lace for the solid tank and the “wavy” chevron lace for the striped tank which is what I would recommend! The lace panel is custom length – you can make it as short or as long as you like to suit your tank length preferences. After the lace panel is finished there is a decrease row to give the lace a bit of ruffle under your bust.

"Bow Crazy" Chevron Lace Open Back Tank Top with BowPrice: $6.00  This pattern is part of the Boardwalk Beauties Collection, a collection of 5 patterns for $16!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn Weight: Sport (400-700 yards)

Recommended Yarn: Patons “Grace” (shown in Natural and Lotus)

Needles: US 4 (3.5mm) 32″ circular needle

Sizes: XS-XL (to fit a 30-44″ bust)

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers

Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rows = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch

Buying Options: After checkout, you will receive a link to instantly download the .pdf pattern.  If you are a member of Ravelry, the pattern will automatically show up in your library!  You can also purchase this pattern through my Girly Knits pattern stores on Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy.

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Customer Projects and Reviews:

“One of my fave designers! Absolutely adore her knits. I’m having fun with this project.” -Julie (Juliejayfort on Ravelry)

“Your patterns makes me happy and I’m going to knit many of them!” -Meri (mewii on Ravelry)

“OMG… I LOVE this pattern! I bought the whole boardwalk beauties collection & every pattern in there is absolutely fantastic! Lauren Riker, you are amazing & extreemly talented!…This is my first time ever knitting “lace”, & it wasn’t as scary as i thought it would be. I’m feeling very accomplished right now!” -Danielle (thecolordanielle on Ravelry)

“Nice pattern. This is the second blouse I’ve made by Lauren. Her styles are cute and the patterns are well written. Luckily my daughter and I are about the same size so I kept trying it on to make sure of the fit…Very nice top for summer.” -Dawn (Dawns60 on Ravelry)

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