Now, I don't know why they call things you wear under your clothes "unmentionables," but it seems to me that everyone could use a little something-something that can be worn out of doors, too. And I'm not talking about that unfortunate pajama-and-slippers look we've been seeing out and about lately; I'm talking about something completely different.
I'm talking about something you can show off if you are so inclined. I'm talking about something you can wear under your favorite jacket. Something you can wear under one of those new low-cut sweatshirts. Something that feels good against the skin, too, and adds a bit of warmth and luxury.
This camisole is worked in the round from the top down and if you want it to fit extra-well, there are instructions for adding short rows to give a little room in the chest area. A subtle eyelet motif runs down the front and seed stitch adorns the top and bottom hems. I added a couple beads to the tiny i-cord straps to give it a little spice. Oh, and if you want wider straps to cover your unmentionables, instructions are given for those, too.
I worked this in Yarn Botanika's Merino and Tencel blend, which is beautifully hand-dyed and drapes like a dream.
XS, S, M, L [1X, 2X, 3X]
Approximate Finished Chest Circumference:
(Not including short rows):
30, 33.5, 36, 40 [43.5, 47.5, 52] inches
Approximate Finished Length:
15.5, 15.5, 16, 16 [16.5, 17, 17.5] inches
22 sts and 28 rows to 4 inches on US size 4 needles (if using suggested yarn, know that it blooms after washing and blocking; if using your own choice, be sure that you knit to gauge, regardless of needle size).
1, 2, 2, 2 [3, 3, 3] hanks Yarn Botanika Merino/Tencel (400yds/4oz)
Approximately 400, 500, 600, 600 [800, 900, 1000] yds DK weight wool blend
: US Size 4 (3.5mm) circular needles, 20 inches or longer (for body)
: US Size 3 (3.25mm) circular needles, 20 inches or longer (for borders and straps)
: Stitch Markers
: 1 or 2 - ¼-inch button for top back closure
: Beads (optional)
This garment is suitable for intermediate beginners who can knit and purl in the round, and work a simple stitch pattern with yarn overs.
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