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The Luna Bralette - English

The Luna Bralette - English

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The Luna Bralette is a simple and elegant bralette with one shoulder.

The pattern is based on your personal measurements. Furthermore, the bralette can be knitted in both a short, medium or long version. The bralette can, in other words, be knitted to fit your body, wishes and needs.

Additionally, The Luna Bralette is knitted in the characteristic, soft cashmere yarn – so that the top can be worn as the inner layer in the cold months or alone as a top in the warmer months.


Yarn

nakedknit cashmere 112 (112m/25g)

 
or

Lang Yarn Cashmere Premium (115 m/25g)


Because the top is knitted based on your own measurements, the actual amount of yarn you’ll need will depend on the circumference, and size, of your bust. The length you want your top to have, will also affect the amount of yarn you’ll need. 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 colour. You will usually be able to return unopened skeins.

A rough estimate is therefore the following:

 

S = a stomach circumference of 70-75 cm: 50g

M = a stomach circumference of 76-84 cm:  75g

L = a stomach circumference of 85-95 cm: 100g

XL = a stomach circumference of 96-107 cm: 125-150g

 XXL = a stomach circumference of 108-120 cm: +150g

 

Knitting needles and accessories 

  • Circular needle 3 mm, 40 cm or 60 cm
  • Circular needle 2,5 mm, 40 cm
  • 2 stitch holder cords
    Alternatively, you can use a thick strand of yarn in a contrasting colour
  • A stitch marker – a safety pin is a good choice, as you can use it again later.
  • Knitting elastic or pant elastic (1 cm) – it’s up to you what ‘hold’ you prefer from the lower edge of the top.
  • A safety pin
  • A blunt needle to secure loose ends / sew the folded edges

Tension

Tension on a 3 mm needle in stocking stitches: 26m  = 10cm 

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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.