I’m trying to start a project; I want to make a long tank top that I can wear over other t-shirts. This is the first garment I’ve attempted (other than socks) and I don’t have a pattern, so I don’t know what to do. I’m thinking I’ll use worsted weight cotton yarn on size 6 circular needles. But what length circular needles should I use? Not having a pattern I haven’t decided EXACTLY how big or small to make it; the smallest circumference could be 32 inches, and the largest circumference would probably not be any bigger than 45 inches.
When you knit in the round with circular needles is the circumference of the finished object bigger than the length of the circular needles? if so, by how much is it bigger? What length needles would be best for my shirt with a circumference ranging from 32 - 45 inches?