View Full Version : The Monica Tank...Question about gauge

05-07-2007, 09:53 AM
My daughter will be 4 in August, but she wears a 3T. She is looooong waisted, but on thin.

She saw a picture of the Monica tank and wants me to make her one very badly...

It is supposed to be knitted on size 6 needles.

If I knit the size 4 on size 5 needles, do you think that would fit her?

Hmmn? So confused about modifying patterns!


05-07-2007, 09:58 AM
Swatch it and see what your stitches per inch are, that should give you an idea. Honestly, though, fit isn't a HUGE issue with this since it isn't shaped. If it's a little big on her, it will fit longer. :) Just measure to figure out how long to make the straps- I had to shorten the straps on the one I made for my 5yo because it fell a little too low on her.

05-07-2007, 10:13 AM
if she has a long torso you can always just knit a few more rows on the front and back section. you can measure her from shoulder to waist, and compare to the measurements for the body plus strap.....

05-08-2007, 10:08 AM
I think the thing I am more concerned about is the width of the body. Since it's a tank, I don't want it to be too baggy...don't want her flashing the kids in her preschool class!


05-08-2007, 11:38 AM
I just saw one in the whatcha knittin forum that used elastic at the top (knit in?) to keep it tighter. This pattern is very amenable to changes....