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Knit Pattern: Nimbus Crop Tank
Knit Pattern: Nimbus Crop Tank
Knit Pattern: Nimbus Crop Tank
Knit Pattern: Nimbus Crop Tank
Knit Pattern: Nimbus Crop Tank
Knit Pattern: Nimbus Crop Tank
Knit Pattern: Nimbus Crop Tank
Knit Pattern: Nimbus Crop Tank
Knit Pattern: Nimbus Crop Tank

Knit Pattern: Nimbus Crop Tank

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Whiteowlcrochetco. Nimbus Crop Tank

The Nimbus Crop was named after the dark colour and fluffiness of the sample yarn, resembling a dark rain cloud. The tank is an asymmetrical tank with only one strap, clean I-cord bind offs, and a stretchy waistband. This pattern is knit from the waistband to the straps (bottom-up), beginning with a tubular cast on and a 2x2 ribbed waistband. Alternative cast ons may also be used. The body is worked in stockinette, then the slanting neckline is created using German short rows (in-pattern description of German short rows provided). The tank finishes with an I-cord bind off along the neckline and one set of ribbed straps, joined with a three-needle bind off (or seaming method of your choice).


Includes instructions for how to add a project to Ravelry.

Tested by 15 other knitters - click on associated projects to check them out!

Tech Edited by Nicky Jensen of HandKnits and Hygge.

Method: Knit
Skill Level: Intermediate
Version: July 2022

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To determine your size, measure your bust around the widest point, then select a size 2-6” smaller than your actual bust size.

Size 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Bust 26 (30, 35, 38, 44, 48, 52, 56, 61) inches
Bust 66 (76, 86.5, 96.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5) cm

Model is wearing a size 3 (light grey) and size 4 (dark grey).

Yardage Estimates

Note: Modifications will result in a difference in required yardage.

285 (300, 350, 440, 480, 565, 570, 620, 675) yards
260 (275, 320, 402, 440, 516, 520, 565, 615) meters
3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins Knit Picks Capra or Swish DK


DK Weight
  • Light Grey: Knit Picks Swish DK, Squirrel Heather
  • Dark Grey: Knit Picks Capra, Cobblestone Heather


Circular Needles
4.0 mm | UK 8 | US 6
Or sizes required to obtain gauge

Other Notions
  • Stitch Markers 
  • Waste Yarn
  • Stitch Markers (8+)
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Elastic

Gauge Pattern
Blocked | In the Round

21 sts, 32 rounds / 4” (10 cm)

2x2 Rib (stretched)
21 sts, 32 rounds / 4” (10 cm)

2x2 Rib (unstretched)
36 sts, 32 rounds / 4” (10 cm)

Alternative Tested Yarns
  • Camp Fiber Lux DK Special Release (85% Superwash Merino, 15% Cashmere)
  • Kelbourne Wools Scout (100% Wool)
  • Paintbox Simply DK (100% Acrylic)
  • Berroco Pima 100 (100% Pima Cotton)
  • Berroco Arno (57% Cotton, 43% Wool)
  • Wonderland Yarns Mad Hatter (100% Superwash Merino)
  • Lion Brand LB Collection Superwash Merino (100% Superwash Merino)
  • Scheepjes Stonewash (78% Cotton, 22% Acrylic)
  • Knit Picks Gloss DK (70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk)
  • Knitcrate Audine Wools DK (80% Alpaca Wool, 10% Silk, 10% Camel)


BLCO, Backwards Loop Cast On
BOR, Beginning of Round
cm, Centimeter
K, Knit
KFBF, Knit front-back-front into same stitch (double increase)
K2Tog, Knit 2 sts together
K2TogTbl, Knit 2 sts together through the back loop
K3Tog, Knit 3 sts together
m, Meter
M1, Make 1 (increase of choice)
P, Purl
PM, Place Marker
P2Tog, Purl 2 sts together
P3Tog, Purl 3 sts together
Rem, Remain/Remaining
RM, Remove Marker
Rpt, Repeat
RS, Right Side
SKP, Slip 1 st knitwise, K next st, pass slipped st over (decrease)
SK2P, Slip 1 st knitwise, K2Tog next 2 sts, pass slipped st over (double decrease)
SL1PW, Slip 1 st purlwise
SL1KW, Slip 1 st knitwise
SM, Slip Marker
St(s), Stitch(es)
WS, Wrong Side
WYIB, With Yarn in Back
WYIF, With Yarn in Front
Yds, Yards
* *, Repeat Sequence Within
", Inches

Knitters may sell the final product, with credit for the design given to Whiteowlcrochetco (Mollie Conrad).

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#NimbusCropTank #whiteowlcrochetco
and please feel free to tag @whiteowlcrochetco in your posts! I love seeing your final products!

Pattern may not be redistributed or duplicated, in whole or in part.

No refunds will be administered as this is an instant download product.

Happy Knitting! <3