Sheer Illusion Tank

Sheer Illusion Tank

Lindsay LewchukGarments, Patterns

Replete with special details, the Sheer Illusion tank is designed to flatter your figure. Viewed from the front observe single stranded work above the bust creating a sheer effect, double stranded work through the body providing stability and shape, and a peplum hem floating the garment away from the hips. A key hole with closer cinches the tank around the neck and the sheer effect seen in modesty on the front covers the entire upper back. Side shaping further accentuates your curves. An easy rolled edging finishes the neck and arm openings. Finally, a simple pattern repeat adds knitting and textual interest to the design.

Tech edited pattern includes written directions, pattern repeat charts, short row shoulder drop charts, a glossary, pictures, and notes.


Finished Sizes:
32”/ 81.5cm (34”/ 86.5cm, 36”/ 91.5cm, 38”/ 96.5cm, 40”/ 101.5cm, 42”/ 106.5cm, 44”/ 112cm, 46”/ 117cm, 48”/ 122cm).

2 Skeins Americo Original Abrazos – sample shown in ice blue
55% bamboo, 44% cotton (socially responsible)
1028 yards/ 940 meters
100 grams/ 3.53 ounces
US 4/ 3.5mm circular needles
US 3/ 3.25mm circular needles
US 2/ 2.75mm straight needles
US 2/ 2.75mm DPNs for edging
I (US 9/ 5.5mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle
1 Blue Mussel Shell Button 0.5”/ 12.5mm

Body Gauge – 28 sts and 46 rows using US 3/ 3.25mm needles with yarn double stranded in Stockinette stitch (washed & dried).
Sheer Gauge – 29 sts and 50 rows using US 2/ 2.75mm needles with yarn single stranded in Stockinette stich (washed & dried).

Special Notes:

  • The fabric has a unique drape. Make sure to wash and block your swatch.
  • If substituting yarn, make sure the yarn matches the washed & dried gauge. The sheer top is achieved by single stranding the yarn. If substituting yarn, look for one that creates a similar difference when changing the stranding.
  • The body of the garment is knit in the round with yarn held double. This transitions to knitting flat with the yarn held single in the back at the arm opening bind offs and in the front after end of the first pattern repeat.