Caper Tank Kit

£48.75 - £105.00

We now offer handy kits of this pattern. All kits include enough yarn to make this colourwork tank top along with the pattern, a limited edition button badge and a fab project bag to keep it all safe. Happy knitting!  

Caper Tank pattern is designed by Francesca Hughes, one of our favourite Indie Designers. Click here if you’d like to buy just the pattern, without the yarn.

Caper is a 4ply weight Colour-work tank top. Caper, meaning ridiculous escapade or adventure calls for colour play and experimentation. Using traditional techniques like knitting the body in the round. Steeks are then created at armpits and the v-neck. Work in the round whilst shaping the armhole and the v-neck. Only two colours are worked at a time per row, and the floats should never be long enough to ruin your tension. Inspired by traditional Fairisle patterns and Peeries (small classic patterns). The colour placement was developed to be fun and easy to personalise. A great project to experiment with colour.


John Arbon Textiles Harvest Hues 4ply

or John Arbon Textiles Knit by Numbers 4ply 

kit includes all the mini skeins needed in the colours of your choice. This is enough to make your chosen size.

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Finished Measurements

Sizes – 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Chest (Actual finished size of garment): 82.5 (89, 95, 108, 121, 133, 146, 158, 165) / 32 ½ (35, 37 ½, 42 ½, 47 ½, 52 ½, 57 ½, 62 ½. 65)”
to be worn with 0-4” positive ease. Model wears size 3 (Knit by Numbers) with 0” ease & size 4 (Harvest Hues), with 4” positive ease.

Needles + Notions

2.75mm / US 2 circular needles at least 80cm long.
3.25mm / US 3 circular needles at least 80cm long
3mm Crochet hook for steek

Spare strong yarn for reinforcing Steek
Darning needle, Stitch Markers, including one different one to mark beginning of round.


18 sts & 38 rows = 10 cm / 4” over lace pattern on 4 mm / US 6 needles after blocking.