Sunday, October 5, 2008
Size: S/M, L/XL
To Fit Bra Cup Size: A/B, C/D
Gauge: Doesn’t really apply
Size 5 double-pointed needles
Stitch holders or scrap yarn
Lion Brand Microspun [acrylic, 168 yards
(154 meters) per 70g] 1 skein in black
Optional: 6 silver hoops or rings from a craft
store, ribbon, thread and needle
CO 5 sts. Arrange over 3 dpns. Be careful not to twist your sts.
Round 1: (k1, yo) around- 10 sts
Round 2: k
Round 3: (k1, yo) around- 20 sts
Round 4: k
Round 5: (k1,yo,k1)around- 30 sts
K 4(6) rounds
Next Round 12: (k1, drop 2 sts off the needle, CO 6) around- 70 sts
K 3 rounds
Next Round: In the next round there are instructions to “K3”. This includes the st that had just been knit before it, in order to BO the correct amount. You do not need to reknit that st. K2 (place these sts on a sts holder or scrap yarn), BO 20 sts very loosely, K3 (place these sts on a sts holder or scrap yarn), BO 21 sts very loosely, K3 (place these sts on a sts holder or scrap yarn), BO 20 sts very loosely. Put the 2 sts on the st holder back onto the needle with the one live stitch.
There are 2 strap options:
Option 1: Measure your own body and knit straps as follows:
Strap 1: Around the neck strap- measure from the top of the bra around to the middle of the back of your neck. Add 6-8” to that number so there is room for the tie. Work that many inches in I-cord with the 3 live stitches on your needle. At the end k3tog. Break yarn and weave in ends.
Strap 2: The middle of the bra (L of one cup and R of other cup). Measure the inside of the cup to the center of your bust. Add 6-8” to that number so there is room for a tie. If the cups will touch each other, leaving no room for ties, seam the 2 cups together using 3 needle bind off. Otherwise, k the desired length of i-cord. At the end k3tog. Break yarn and weave in ends. Repeat on the other cup.
Strap 3: Around the back straps (R of one cup and L of other cup). Measure from the outside edge of the cup around to the center of your back. Add 6-8” to that number so there is room for the tie. Work this many inches in i-cord with the 3 live stitches on your needle. At the end k3tog. Break yarn and weave in ends. Repeat on the other cup.
Option 2: Use Ribbon for straps:
Place each set of 3 “live” sts on a silver ring that you can purchase at a craft store and attach ribbon to each using thread and needle, measuring for the straps like you do in option 1.
Weave in the ends and stretch out the spiderwebs.