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Thomas the Tank Top - Knitting Pattern


Thomas the Tank Top brings fun and retro vibes to your days…

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Thomas the Tank Top

Yes – we really did call it that…!

A simple, box shaped tank top, this pattern is knit up in the round and finished with a pick up and knit neckline and sleeve ribs. You have the option of three lengths, although you can go even longer if you’d prefer.

Suitable for intermediate knitters. The pattern covers sizes 8-28. It is designed to be quite close fitting so size up if you’d like it looser.

We’ve shown how this vest can look with one main base colour and colour pop ribs, or knit up in random stripes. Using our Limited Edition Subscription box colours, we’ve used all five colours to create a retro feel top. The pattern talks you through how to create a basic striped version, or a random version like this one.

Wear it on its own, or style it over a summer dress or blouse. It looks incredible with jeans or shorts and the colour options are limitless!


Small: (UK 8-12) approx 50cm wide

Medium: (UK 14-18) approx 58cm wide

Large: (UK 20-24) approx 67cm wide

X Large: (UK 24-28) approx 75cm wide


Medium Super Cropped in Heather with Duck Egg trim / Small Super Cropped in Apricot & Lilac / Small Hip Length in Lilac, Duck Egg, Emerald, Jade & Sapphire stripes

Chloe is a size 8 and is 5’7″ tall.

Knitting Help

For knitting tips, how to’s, and tutorials, please visit my Knitting Knowledge page.

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Make Time

Needle Size

10mm Circular (40cm Cord), 15mm Circular (60cm Cord)


Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large

Skill Level


K2Tog, P2Tog, Pick Up and Knit, SSK, SSP, Knit, Purl, Rib (Knit & Purl)


To complete this pattern you will need the following;

  • 400g-600g Super Chunky Yarn in the colour of your choice by Lauren Aston Designs (if you are knitting a Large or X Large longer than 50cm you’ll need more yarn)
  • 50g Colour pop for rib trim
  • 10mm (US15) circular knitting needles (40cm long)
  • 15mm (US19) circular knitting needles (60cm long)
  • 1 x stitch holder
  • 1 x stitch marker
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

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