Please note that the Nantasket Vest (Pullover) is available as a custom-gauge, custom-size pattern via my CustomFit custom pattern generator. Upon purchase, you’ll receive a credit for a custom version of Nantasket and instructions on how to create it.
Nantasket is is an easy, breezy summer tank. The lace trim is a great introduction to simple stitch patterning, the Stockinette portions are a snap to work, and its flattering scoop neck is perfect for layering. What more could you want?
I think a breezy summer tank looks great in a linen blend, and that’s what I’ve shown here. One word of warning, though: When working with fibers like linen blends, or with any yarn that lacks memory, pay close attention to the elasticity of your knitted fabric. It should have spring and strength, to prevent growth. (This often means you’ll be knitting it more tightly than you would otherwise.)
Nantasket is available as a custom-gauge, custom-size pattern for the yarn and measurements of your choice via CustomFit. It’s shown here on Amy in an “hourglass average fit” with an hourglass silhouette, but is available with a straight or a-line silhouette, and other fits, as well.
Your own customized version of the Nantasket pattern will be written to your gauge, whatever it may be. I recommend something in a dk-or-lighter weight, to preserve the look of the original.
I used Classic Elite Firefly, one of my favorite summer yarns, for this sample. Firefly has (sadly) been discontinued with Classic Elite’s closing, but you can still find it here and there!
To make a standard-size 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)’’ / 76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5) cm sweater, you’ll need approximately 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10) balls of Firefly.
Nantasket is worked in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed; the armholes are trimmed after seaming.
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