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Nanaof6
04-04-2010, 04:37 PM
Iíve been searching online for a free pattern for a for my body type and Iím just not sure. I am a 42DD and 36/38inch Ok 40inch if I donít want the muffin http://www.ravelry.com/images/emo/muffin.png top waist and most of these tank tops are for shapely and smaller frames. I don't want to knit something and then have it look like a bag filled with sausages. I you get what I mean.



I think what I am looking for is something in stockinette st. No thin straps, no lace, no ribbed hems ,no cleavage shots,no form fitting .
Also, I just read that Cotton yarn will stretch the longer you have it on. I thought cotton would be the best yarn to use for a summer top? I wanted to try and knit some tank tops up for work, thatís why I need something very simple and machine washable and dryer safe and , something that will not be hot.
I work in a Elementary school and summer cleaning is very hot and sweaty work. There is no AC.:hot:

suzeeq
04-04-2010, 05:32 PM
Cotton works fine, it does stretch a bit when you wear it, but goes back to it's knit size when washed and dried. If you knit it in a biased/diagonal pattern, it won't stretch much at all. The chevron rib tank (http://www.knittingdaily.com/media/p/14022.aspx) could work. You may need to sign up for the site to download the pattern, but don't have to subscribe to the newsletters. If you make the largest size I think that will work for you, the ribbing helps snug it in without being too tight.

Sknitter56
04-05-2010, 07:29 PM
How about this?
http://www.berroco.com/189/189_leah.html

Jan in CA
04-05-2010, 09:32 PM
Free only?

This one is really pretty so I'm including it even though it doesn't match all your criteria. It is the correct sizing though.
http://www.berroco.com/202/202_arianna.html

This one isn't free, but it's only $5-6 I think. It's pretty basic.
http://www.knittingpureandsimple.com/page2.html

mamabiker68
04-06-2010, 09:36 AM
hi

hey here's a link for you it's a free site call Ample knitter it's for the healthy lovers of the world myself included and check it out you can also email me thru here and i do have a the formula to take a skinny mini pattern to adjust to fit us in my " you can wear any sweater" book that i can transcribe and get to you also

hugs
MamaBiker

mamabiker68
04-06-2010, 09:36 AM
lol oh yeah the link

http://www.knitsisters.com/category/heavy-sweaters/s4-sarahs-simple-summer-sweater/