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Old 03-05-2005, 12:39 AM   #1
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silly girl question -- knitted tank tops
Hello all,

I've been looking around the Net, and in books, for an easy tank top to knit for the summer. This would be the first thing I'll actually knit for myself and not someone else. :-) Anyway, this is probably a silly question, but...I wonder if it is possible to wear a knitted tank and still be somewhat modest? I'm not sure how to say this, exactly. You obviously can't wear a regular bra with most of them, and some of them look so sheer. I don't want to spend a lot of time and money on knitting something impractical.

Have any of you actually knitted and worn a tank?

I apologize in advance to the men in the group for this girly topic. ;-)

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Old 03-05-2005, 02:11 AM   #2
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Hey Deb~

I "must" wear a bra, so when I see knitted tanks that's the first thing I look for. You can always change the "sheerness". I've seen some, but will have to go looking for them. Will post later when I find them.
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Old 03-06-2005, 05:10 AM   #3
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You could wear a fleshtone strapless bra, or a pair of those adhesive bra cups, or you could sew in a shelf bra (or just a lining) in the front. Just some ideas off the top of my head...

Knitty.com has one or two tank top patterns in their archive, if you haven't already checked them out.
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I want to make some tank tops too, very individualized, maybe some letters on them or something...

why not wear a lacy camisole underneath? (if you don't like to wear a brassiere all the time or wear both) Camisoles come in all kinds of colours and sheerness and even different lengths. I think that'd look sweet.
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Old 03-06-2005, 07:47 PM   #5
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I My problem with tank tops and bras is two fold: being well-endowed, I have to wear a bra, but *hate*it when the arm holes are so large that the side of my bra/breast is visible when i raise my arms.... secondly, it's usually the strap that sticks out over my sholder. Knitting a tank will solve the arm hole problem, and now bras are being manufactured with clear plastic sholder straps which are barely visable.
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Hi again,

Thanks to everyone who answered my question. You gave me some good ideas. I particularly like the idea of the bra with clear straps or sewing some kind of bra into a tank. My problem isn't size as much as, ummm....headlights. Sorry. Can't think of another way to say that. Strapless bras are so uncomfortable. I see pretty sweaters like the following, and wonder how they look OK on the models: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/PATTsigma.html or http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/PATThoneymoon.html .

Anyway, thanks again. I'll let you know how my project turns out.

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I think they make things just to hide...ummm....headlights. They are adhesive and only cover the part that needs covering.
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Yeah, I saw those. They are called "petals" in some stores. Some that I saw said you could only wear them 4-6 hours. Others said up to 8 hours. I might give them a try, though. Thanks, Kelly (and everyone else, again).

Wishing it wasn't almost Monday.

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I wonder why only 8 hours?
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