I'm knitting a pattern from the '80s when women were a bit smaller around the waist in general. The person I'm knitting this sweater for also has a bit of a tum out front and it sure doesn't look like the cinched in waist on the pattern!
Having said that, the other measurements do correspond with the size I'm knitting
The band is done in 1:1 rib on 3.25mm needles, while the body is done in 4mm needles. I'm wondering if it's possible to get a more relaxed fit on the band by using the 4mm needles for the band as well and just carrying onto the body on the same size needles, or will this throw everything out of kilter on the body of the sweater?
If anyone has had this problem to solve I would love to hear any tips on how to go about it. Many thanks for your help