Ryan Tank Top Kit
Ryan Tank Top Kit
Ryan Tank Top Kit
Ryan Tank Top Kit

Ryan Tank Top Kit

Regular price $ 70.00

Or Buy the Pattern for $10 - contains instructions for all sizes.

Eco-Knitting – An environmentally friendly project.

This kit includes yarn, the pattern with instructions for all sizes, a list of all abbreviations, a glossary of terms, and a crisp schematic with dimensions for proper blocking. Plus, a link is provided to Knitting Help on my web site. All in a backpack project bag.

Knitting Help
For your convenience, we’ve collected definitions for abbreviations, links to tutorial videos that may make knitting your project easier and more fun, as well as guides to techniques and tailoring. Visit the  Knitting Help page on our website.

The Ryan pattern produces a classic tank top that combines stockinette with narrow stripes of garter. It is a simple stitch repeat that encourages meditative knitting. This pattern is worked from the bottom up in the round, then the front and back are separated for shaping the yoke and rejoined at the shoulders. Finally, stitches are picked up for the neck and armhole trim.

Brown Sheep’s Cotton Fine, Fingering, 80% Pima Cotton, 20% Resilient Merino Wool, Eco-yarn

Cotton Fine is more than fine cotton. A bit of the softest merino wool is added. Cotton makes it cooler, but the wool gives more resilience to the yarn, making it wonderful to work with. And the combination feels equally wonderful on your skin. Like all Brown Sheep yarns it is dyed in their proprietary process, which allows for over 90% of the water to be recycled. Cotton Fine is almost an essential in anyone’s yarn stash because it is great for summer tops, wraps and sweaters. As well as baby blankets and children’s clothing. 

The on-screen color representations for yarn may not be precise representations of actual colors due to variance in monitor calibrations.

27 sts and 35 rows = 4"/10cm

Suggested Needles and Notions

  • US3/3.25mm 16”/40.5cm and 24"/60.9cm circular needles
  • Stitch markers

Small – 36”/91.4 cm

Medium – 40/102 cm

Large – 44/112 cm

X-Large – 48/122 cm

XX-Large- 52”/132 cm

To order, return to top of this page, and select size, colorway and number of kits.

A link to this Downloadable Pattern will be provided after checkout, as well as via email. Downloadable Patterns are nonrefundable.

Backpack-style project bag in two views: on model and showing contents - James Cox Knits

On the front of the backpack is a zippered pouch with a porthole. You can insert the ball of yarn from which you’re knitting and run the yarn through the porthole, so if you like, you can even knit while walking down the street. 

Note: needles and handsome guy not included.

Delivery Info
Delivery is typically estimated at 5 to 10 business days. While under COVID-related restrictions, delivery may be delayed. A link to any downloadable pattern will be provided after checkout, via email. Downloadable Patterns are nonrefundable. If you should need to return a purchase, please click on the returns page for our Returns Policy.


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