When you are wearing Newbury, people will hate to see you leave but they'll love to see you go! The simple front of the tank makes the back upper yoke a surprise--and a what a good one! The lace panel uses a 12-stitch, 8-row repeat that is worked from written instructions. Newbury is worked from the top down, with front and back worked separately at first and then joined at the underarm and worked circularly downward. The recommended ease is 2-4". Finished chest measurements are 34 (38.25, 42, 45.5, 49.5, 53.75, 58, 62.25, 66.5)" and finished lengths are 20.5 (21, 21.5, 22.5, 23, 23.5, 24, 24.5, 25)". Berroco has given this Amy Palmer design a difficulty rating of intermediate.
Mantra Stonewash is a soft silk yarn with beautiful drape and a distinctive "stonewash" look. It has a smooth surface that shows off lace stitches like the back yoke of Newbury. It is a DK-weight yarn and is knit firmly here at 4.75 stitches per inch in stockinette in this design.
The kit includes the pattern and the yarn. For this project you will also need:
- 29" circular needle in US size 5 OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
- 5 stitch markers, with 1 distinct one for beginning of round
- waste yarn to hold stitches
- tapestry needle
Newbury is shown in Mantra Stonewash color 4496 Lake. If you'd like your tank to be in the same color, simply order the kit above using the pull-down menu to pick the size. To pick a different color, see our Mantra Stonewash page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and specify your color choice in the box above.