Knitted Cashmere Bra
Finally finished the cashmere version of a knitted bra I posted about a while back. The merino was sort of a trial run so I could then be sure to make a great piece from the expensive cashmere yarn.
I’m really happy how this turned out but it didn’t come about without trouble.
There aren’t that many cashmere yarns available but I found this gorgeous thin seafoam blue yarn online, and I knitted it with 2mm needles. The pattern is Everyday Bra from Nakedknit.
On the left is my trial run bra following the instructions and I didn’t like the edge. It took me quite a while to trial different ways to slip stitches and decrease to get this smooth look for the final piece. I also increased the distance between the pleats by two stitches for a better fit, I thought it odd that in all the sizes the distance was 20 stitches, not everyones boobs are that close to each other. But that’s the beauty of hand-made, you can adjust to make the perfect fit for you.
Now, hand up who hates making mistakes… I for one do! What happened was that I made the band a little too thight and when I tried it on the first time only after being more than halfway done (idiot!!) I managed to break the yarn from a slipped stitch at the start of the side decreases. That is when I found out cahsmere yarn is pretty delicate. I really had no choice but to unravel it all and start again.
Who else makes illegible notes like this while knitting?
Ps. I might need to shorten the I-cord straps, iron them and block the whole thing, but I’m too lazy to do that yet.