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Lace camisole knitting pattern

Camisole knitting pattern



MATERIALS

Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Fine, 100% pima cotton yarn, sportweight, 137 yards (125.3 m)/50 gram (1.8 oz) skein, 5 (6, 7) skeins of #3752 Coral. 

Needles, circular 24 inches (60 cm) size 3 (3.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge, circular 24 inches (60 cm) size 4 (3.5 mm), and extra needle size 3 (3.25 mm) for 3-needle BO

Markers, 1 distinctive marker to indicate beg/end of rnd, 21 (25, 29) markers for lace rep sections, and 4 removable markers

Crochet hook, size D/3 (3.25 mm)

Stitch holders

Tapestry needle

Finished size: 28 1/4 (33 1/4, 38 1/2) inches (71.8 [84.5, 97.8] cm) bust circumference; to fit up to 34 (38, 42) inches (86.4 [96.5, 106.7] cm) bust circumference

Note: This overall lace rib is extremely stretchy, molding to the body for an elastic and close fit. The negative ease easily accommodates a circumference 10+ inches (25.4+ cm) larger than the unstretched, unblocked knitting measurement.

Gauge: 26 sts and 34 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in St st on smaller needle; 30 sts and 31 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in Lace Rib patt on smaller needle, relaxed; 25 sts and 31 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in Lace Rib patt on smaller needle, slightly stretched; 36 sts = 5 1/2 inches (14.0 cm) in Leaf Lace patt on larger needle

INSTRUCTIONS

Notes: The camisole begins with a picot cast-on, a variation of the knitted-cast on. When joined for working in the round, the wrong side of the cast-on is then used as the right side of the garment.

Camisole

With larger needle and using the knitted method, CO 8 sts, BO 3 sts, transfer st from right needle to left needle—1 picot made, 5 sts on left needle. *CO 12 sts, BO 3 sts, transfer st from right needle to left needle; rep from * 20 (24, 28) more times, CO 4 sts—198 (234, 270) sts.

Turn work and join for working in the rnd, placing distinctive m at beg of rnd. K 1 rnd, pm after every 9 sts.

Work Leaf Lace Chart, working Rnds 1-4 three times, then Rnd 1 once more.

Shift beg/end rnd as foll: change to smaller needle, remove beg-of-rnd m, k5, pm for new beg of rnd, k to end of rnd, removing all rep m.

Dec Rnd: *K5, k2tog, p2; rep from * 21 (25, 29) more times—176 (208, 240) sts rem.

Work Lace Rib Chart until piece measures about 15 (16, 17) inches (38 [41, 43] cm) from bottom points, ending with Rnd 3. Lay work out and stretch widthwise slightly to measure length.

Next Rnd: Work 88 (104, 120) sts in patt, pm, work to last 3 sts (do not finish rnd).

Divide for front and back, BO 4 sts, work in patt (Row 5) to 3 sts before next m, BO 4 sts. Place 84 (100, 116) sts just worked on holder, work in patt to end—84 (100, 116) sts rem for back.

Back

Turn work. Place an open m into work centered between the 2 p sts beneath the 4 BO sts to indicate side seams.

Shape Armhole

Keeping continuity of patt, working now in rows, reading odd-numbered rows from right to left and even-numbered rows from left to right on chart, BO 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows—76 (92, 108) sts rem. Work 1 WS row.

Dec Row (RS): P2tog, work to last 2 sts, p2tog—2 sts dec'd.

Rep Dec Row every RS row once more—72 (88, 104) sts rem.

Work even until piece measures 3 (3 1/2, 3 1/2) inches (7.6 [8.9, 8.9] cm) from armhole BO, ending with a WS row.

Shape Neck

Work 16 sts in patt, BO center 40 (56, 72) sts, work to end—16 sts rem for each shoulder strap.

Place right shoulder sts on holder and cont in patt for left shoulder strap until armhole measures 7 (8, 9) inches (17.8 [20.3, 22.9] cm) from 1st armhole BO. Place sts on holder.

Transfer right shoulder sts to needle, join yarn at neck edge and work a WS row. Cont in patt to match left shoulder strap. Place sts on holder.

Front

Transfer 84 (100, 116) sts to needle, join yarn at right armhole. Using 2 removable m, mark center 36 sts.

Beg with a WS row and keeping continuity of patt, BO 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows—76 (92, 108) sts rem. Work 1 WS row.

Dec Row (RS): P2tog, work to last 2 sts, p2tog—2 sts dec'd.

Rep Dec Row every RS row once more.

At the same time, on next RS row (8th row, 8th row) after 1st Dec Row (this will be Row 1 of Lace Rib), beg Inset Lace Chart as foll: keeping continuity of Lace Rib patt, work to m, work Row 1 of Inset Lace Chart to m, work in Lace Rib to end. Cont in patt through end of Inset Lace Chart—69 (85, 101) sts rem.

Shape Neck

Next Row (RS): Work 16 sts in patt, BO 37 (53, 69) sts, removing m, work to end—16 sts rem for each shoulder strap.

Finish each strap as for Back.

Join Shoulders

Place 16 sts of each right shoulder strap onto 2 smaller needles. With RS tog, join using 3-needle BO. Rep for left shoulder.

Picot Border

Armhole,

With crochet hook, RS facing, and beg at underarm side seam m, work 77 (89, 99) sc around armhole—38 (44, 49) sc along each front and back and 1 sc into shoulder seam. Join with sl st to 1st sc.

Picot Row (RS): Ch 1, *sc into next 3 sts, ch 3; rep from * to end of rnd, making any adjustments near end to even picot spacing, if necessary. Join with sl st to 1st sc. Cut yarn and pull end through last loop to secure.

Neckline,

With crochet hook, RS facing, and beg at right back corner of neckline, sk 1 st, sc 38 (54, 70) sts (1 st in each BO st except 1st and last); work a 2-st dec in corner as foll: insert hook into next st and draw up a lp, insert hook into next st and draw up a lp—3 lps on hook, draw up a lp through all lps on hook; sc about 22 (25, 29) sts along left back strap, 1 sc into shoulder seam, 22 (25, 29) sc along left front shoulder strap; rep 2-st dec in corner; sc 35 (51, 67) sts (1 st in each BO st except 1st and last) along front neck; rep 2-st dec in corner; sc about 22 (25, 29) sts along right front strap, 1 sc into shoulder seam, 22 (25, 29) sc along right back shoulder strap; rep 2-st dec in corner. Join with sl st to 1st sc—about 167 (211, 259) sc.

Picot Row (RS): Work as for armhole, working a 3-st dec into corners.

Finishing

Weave in loose ends.

Use wet-block method to get the work uniformly damp. Remove camisole from towel and steam press lower points from both the right side and the wrong side of the garment, lightly touching iron to knitting on the wrong side to encourage the points to lay flat. The garment will be a larger circumference at the lower edge leaf lace with points stretched to lay flat and be significantly narrower for the lace rib in the body. Do not stretch the lace rib much in blocking; it will expand naturally at the bust and just above the lower edge lace. This allows for a natural curve, the lace points to be highlighted, and the lace rib to mold to the body.

Design by Vicki Square

Chart and Schematic