View Full Version : a tank on a 16 inch needle? What?

03-07-2008, 04:14 PM
I'm about to start making this tank top:


I actually got gauge using the needle size the pattern called for, this never happens to me.
Anyway, anyone out there find it odd that this pattern calls for a 16 inch circular needle? Why not 24 inch? I mean, I'm supposed to cast on 140 sts. 16 inch needles hurt my hands too much...

03-07-2008, 05:52 PM
It could just be that she had that size needle and used it. I'd go with the longer one if you're more comfortable with that.

03-07-2008, 10:27 PM
You may need it for the neckline.

03-07-2008, 10:36 PM
Yeah, I know I need it for the neckline and the armholes, but I'd rather use a longer needle for now. 140 sts in the round fit perfectly on the 24 inch needle.

03-07-2008, 11:17 PM
There's no reason you can't switch it out to a 24" or 30" if you want to.

03-08-2008, 12:05 PM
I started the tank last night using a 24 inch circular and it is working well.