I rose to the challenge of a fan feather pattern tank top (Patons silk &bamboo feather and fan top. Size extra large.cast on 134 stitches
I am too embarrassed to tell you how many hours of rip and redo I have invested. Still, I have persevered and resisted the lure of fuelling the fireplace and have now complete the back to the point where I begin to shape the neck. As it hangs for length measurement I realize it is probably going to be too wide when finished.
My question is, I am going to begin the front, is it possible to cast on fewer stitches than the stated 134? Can I cast on fewer than I did at the back? How much can I decrease?
I realize that when I get to shaping the neck and shoulders go the front I will have to revert to the stated stitches (increase and decrease)so to match the seams.
Can I do this downsizing of the front body and keep the shape?