I was browsing in my LYS this weekend and saw some self-striping cotton yarn in red, white, and blue, and suddenly thought "hey, a tank top for July 4th would be fun." Then I browsed in a magazine they had there and saw a pattern for a tank top that would be perfect (well, the original was a solid color with crocheted flowers sewn on here and there, but I was going to just ignore that part). I got the magazine, got the yarn, got home. Then I took a closer look at the pattern and saw -- the pattern is knit in two pieces, front and back, which would look stupid with self-striping yarn because the back and front won't match up.
Now, in theory, it seems to me that I could just "convert" it to knitting in the round easily enough, by adding the number of stitches you cast on for the front and the back together, casting on that, following all the decreases and increases at the right places all around, and then dividing it in half when I get up to the armholes. Am I right? Do I need to subtract a stitch or two becuase the original pattern was allowing for seam edges?
It strikes me that finding another simple knit-in-the-round tank top pattern should be easy enough, too, if necessary.