The pattern for my braided Top Tank/Tunic is available through the July Issue of Creative Knitting. This is a great first project for beginner who would like to venture out from knitting square. The major portion of this tank is work in a around using stockinette st in exception of the top body band and shoulder straps. The body band and shoulder straps are working in chunky braided cable and then attached to the main body piece. This will be a fun project for anyone who would like to explore cable knitting as well.
Size: S [M, L, 1X, 2X]
Chest: 36 [40, 44, 48, 52]
Gauge: 21 sts and 28 rows = 4″/10cm in stockinette st with the piece lightly pressed.
Yarn: Summer Linen by Universal yarns [50% cotton, 50% linen; 126 yards per 50g skeins]
Summer Linen is a great summer yarn for this project. If you would like to substitutes, choose a lite dk weight yarn. I would suggest Tahki Classic Cotton Lite, Panda Silk dk by Crystal palace or cotton Bamboo by classic elite.