STICK CHICK KNITS
A light lacy tank sweater, Sirin is named for a mythological bird-woman of Russian folklore. The sirins sang beautiful songs to the saints, telling tales of joys to come. Once you hear the sirin’s call of this sweater’s overall lacy pattern of delicate eyelets and wavy ripples, you won’t be able to put it down!
This pattern is available as a PDF download only.
Yarn: Malabrigo Rios [100% Merino; 210yds/192m per 100 g]; color: Teal Feather; 2 [3, 3, 4, 4, 5] skeins
US 10 (6.0 mm) 24-inch circular needle
US 9 (5.5 mm) 24-inch circular needle
Stitch markers (2)
Sizes: S [M, L, XL, 2X, 3X] to fit 32 [36, 40, 44, 48, 52]in/82 [92, 102, 112, 122, 132]cm bust with negative ease (see Pattern Notes).
Finished Measurements: Bust: 31 [35, 39, 43, 47, 51]in/79 [89, 99, 109, 119, 129]cm; sample shown in 31in measurement. (See Pattern Notes.)
Gauge: 14 sts per 4in/10cm with US 10 needle in Stockinette stitch, after blocking. Adjust needle size as needed to obtain gauge.
• The ribbing under the arms and the lace pattern give this tank
top its shape and stretch. As such, the finished measurements are
approximate. Choose a size that matches your bust size exactly or
has a slight negative ease. If between sizes, choose the smaller
• The tank is worked in the round to the armholes and then split
and worked flat.
• The bottom edge of the tank is worked as a folded knit-in hem.
Alternatively, the hem can be folded and sewn closed instead of
• If a knit-in hem is desired, a provisional cast-on is recommended
for best results. Alternatively, you can use a long-tail cast-on. To close, use the
smaller needle to pick up and knit the same number of sts as on the main needle.
Holding the two needles together, proceed as directed.