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The Milk Wrap - English

The Milk Wrap - English

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The Milk Wrap is a simple, classic and comfortable nursing bra/top. 

The pattern includes the pattern for the bra and the top. The Milk Wrap is knitted from the top down and is knitted after your own measurements for enhanced comfort and fit. This pattern is therefore a pattern for tailor-knitted nursing underwear. 

It is knitted in cashmere wool which ensures that it will not scratch against your naked skin, as well as it is breathable. The properties of cashmere wool will direct moist away from your body and keep it warm when needed. 

Needles and accessories

  • 1 circular needle size 3, 40 or 60 cm 
  • 1 circular needle size 2.5, 40 cm, if you wish to knit the top version
  • 2 double-pointed needles size 3
  • 1 regular needle size 3, for joining the cups.
  • 1 stitch wire
  • 1 stich holder
  • 1 elastic band with a width of 5 to 6,5 cm, if you wish to knit the bra version
  • 2 press fasteners
  • 1 stitch markers
  • 1 tape measure
  • 1 scissor
  • 1 tapestry needle to weave in the yarn ends
  • Needle and a little thread, if you wish to knit the bra version
  • You might need an elastic thread to sew the drawstring together

 

Yarn

nakedknit cashmere 112 (112m/25g)

or

Lang Yarn Cashmere Premium (115 m/25g)


Please note! Cashmere is nice and soft to wear against the skin. Therefore it is our clear recommendation to follow this yarn suggestion. It cannot be guaranteed that the bra will not scratch against your skin if knitted in other qualities than recommended. Additionally, it can be noted that there is a great difference in the softness of the yarn according to the colour, especially with the yarn from Laines du Nord. The less colour added, the softer the yarn. However, this will to a certain extent be evened out after washing.

The knitting tension in this pattern is different from the tensions estimated at the yarns mentioned above. This is due to the pattern being knitted tighter than usually recommended, simply to get a better hold of the breasts.

The entire pattern is knitted on a needle size 3, and the tension used in this pattern is 30 sts/10 cm measured in stocking stitch.

About the sizes and amount of yarn

The Wrap Bra and The Wrap Top is knitted after your measurements. Both cups are knitted from the top down, so you can stop when you considering them as the appropriate size for your breasts. Likewise is the band under the breasts and the straps knitted after your measurements. 


An estimated amount of yarn needed is given with basis in your regular size clothing for tops and similar.


The Milk Wrap Bra:

S = approx. 50g

M = approx. 75g

L = approx. 100g

 

The Milk Wrap Top: 

S = approx. 75g

M = approx. 100g

L = approx. 125g


However, it is always our recommendation to buy one ball of yarn extra much rather than one too few. This way you are sure that the color of the yarn is exactly the same. Most yarn retailers take unopened balls of yarn back.


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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.