The Foxy Bra - English
The Foxy Bra - English
The Foxy Bra is a simple and elegant bra.
The bra is knitted following an intuitive construction from the top down, which makes it easy to try on along ,the way and secure the best fit.
Our hope is that the bra is suitable for new knitters. Furthermore, the bra is knitted using your own measurements, so that it will fit you, and your body, perfectly.
The Foxy Bra is knitted with a light and airy tension on the cups and a narrow band using seed stitches, which gives the bra a light and beautiful look. The triangular straps and the tall cups give the bra a comfortable fit and can offer a lovely insulating layer in the colder months. The wedge in each cup, and the slight overlap between the cups, gives the The Foxy Bra an elegant look.
Knitting needles and accessories
- 1 circular needle 2,75 mm, the exact length is not important
- 1 circular needle 2 mm, 40cm
- 3 stitch holder thread (Alternatively, you can use a thick strand of yarn in a contrasting color Knitting elastic)
- A blunt needle to secure loose ends
- A measuring tape
- A stitch marker (or safety pin
nakedknit Cashmere 170, 170m/25g
Lang Yarns Cashmere Lace, 165m/25gBecause the bra is knitted based on your own measurements, the actual amount of yarn you’ll need might differ from what is described here and will depend on the circumference of your stomach and the size of your bust. Our recommendation is therefore to always buy an extra skein of yarn. This way, you can be sure that all your yarn will have the exact same color. You will usually be able to return unopened skeins.
Furthermore, the model pictured in these instructions is knitted in two different colors – blush pink and white in the same cashmere yarn. If you have leftover yarn you want to use, or simply want to add contrast to the back of the straps, as shown in the pictures here, you can knit the bra in two different colors instead of one. (The colors pictured in these instructions are: 3⁄4 in one color – here in blush pink – and 1⁄4 in a contrasting color – here in a white cashmere.) The Foxy Bra is knitted based on your own measurements, but this is an estimation of the amount of yarn you’ll need:
M = a stomach circumference of 76-84 cm: 50g
L = a stomach circumference of 85-95 cm: 75g
XL = a stomach circumference of 96-107 cm: 100g
XXL = a stomach circumference of 108-120 cm: 100-125g
Frequently asked questions
How does the individual sizing work?
This differs from pattern to pattern, but oftentimes we ask you to measure underneath your bust and across your bust. Then we offer a calculation based on the knitting tension and this in turn tells you e.g. how many stitches you should cast on for your band.
Other times, it’s measuring the cups to your body and stopping when you feel they give the coverage you prefer. For some of our patterns we have created an Excel sheet where you simply type in your measurements and it provides you with the amount of stitches, cast-ons ect. Going forward we will optimise this and add it to more patterns.
Can I knit in other types of yarn than cashmere?
Of course you can!
We recommend cashmere because while researching many different yarn types, cashmere was the yarn that was the softest against the skin for the longest duration of time. Also cashmere on small needles tends to give a more tight knitted, elegant look, that we feel are perfect for our designs.But as long as you match the knitting tension to whatever yarn you are using, you can use whatever yarn you want.
How much support do your bras give?
The bras give the same support as a soft, wireless bra. However there are no strap adjustments in the patterns yet, so we generally recommend you knit the straps 5-10 cm shorter than you normally would, so they can ease.
I have a bigger bust, will your bras work for me?
Our bras are meant as a soft, wireless alternative to regular bras. If you need more support for your bust than a soft bra can give you, we suggest you wear a regular bra underneath your nakedknit bra.