The Ribbed Bra - English
The Ribbed Bra - English
The Ribbed Bra is a delicate knitted bra with a 3/2 rib knit pattern.
The stripes follow the natural curve of your bust in a simple and elegant way, and the curved, elastic shape is emphasized by the invisible finish on the band of the bra.The Ribbed Bra is knitted based on your own measurements. This means that the cups will be knitted from the top down, so that you can try it on to see if the cups fit your bust in the way you would like them to.
The Ribbes Bra is knitted from the top down. You will start by knitting the left cup, followed by the right. When both cups are completed, you will knit them together and cast on sts for the band. Following this, you will knit the band in the round until it reaches the height you desire.
The estimated amount of yarn is indicated based on the bra sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (XXL) XXXL.
The amount of yarn also depends on how you want the bra to sit and how long you want your straps to be. That's why the amount of yarn is written with a reservation for fluctuation.
Our recommendation will always be that it’s better to buy one skein of yarn too much, rather than one too little. That way, you can make sure the color of the yarn is from the same batch. Most places will allow you to return unopened skeins.
Estimated amount of yarn (XS (S) M (L) XL (XXL) XXXL)
nakedknit Cashmere 170: 25g (50g) 50g (50g) 75g (75g) 100g
Weight / length: 170m/25g
Lang Yarns Cashmere Lace: 25g (50g) 50g (50g) 75g (75g) 100g
Weight / length: 165m/25g
- if you wish to knit a swimwear version:
Lang Yarns Marisa (mercerized cotton): 25g (50g) 50g (50g) 75g (75g) 100g
Weight / length: 210m / 50g
The tension on a 2,5 mm needle in the /3 k, 2 p/-rib knit pattern = 10 cm x 10 cm =38 sts x 42 n
Knitting needles and accessories
- 1 circular needle 40 cm
- 2 double pointed needles 2,5 mm
- 2 small stitch holder cords
- Alternatively, you can use a thick strand of yarn in a contrasting color
- 1 measuring tape
- 1 scissors
- 1 blunt needle to secure loose ends and attach the elastics
- 1 slightly thicker knitting elastic; we have used a transparent 0,5 mm version
- 2 sets of adjustment pieces for the straps if you want adjustable straps
- (... like the ones we sell here)
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.
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.
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.
Do you have video tutorials for your patterns?
We share tutorials in our Instagram highlights and we have started a YouTube channel, where going forward will share a lot more tutorials and tips to your patterns. If you have any suggestions or wishes for methods or specific patterns we should do a tutorial for, please let us now firstname.lastname@example.org