The Simple Bralette - English
The Simple Bralette - English
The Simple Bralette is a simple and comfortable top that can be used as an inner layer on colder days, or on its own when the weather is warmer.
The pattern for the Simple Bralette is easy to follow and is supported throughout with detailed explanations and links to videos, as well as pictures to illustrate the process.
The sizes given in the pattern are a form of cup size and not necessarily your regular size of your clothes.
In this pattern you can either use the calculation form to choose your size or measure yourself across the chest using our sizing (XS, S, M, L, XL). The band under the bust and straps are adjusted and knitted to measure along the way.
Knitting needles and accessories
- 1 circular needle 3 mm, 60 cm
- 1 circular needle 2,5 mm, 60 cm
- 2 double pointed needles 3 mm
- 4 stitch holders
- 1 measuring tape
- 1 marker or safety pin
- 1 scissor
- 1 blunt needle to secure the loose ends
- 1 thin elastic in a similar color to your choice of yarn
- You can also choose to use the app Knitting Helper to assist you in decreasing or increasing your sts.
nakedknit Cashmere 170: 50g (50g) 75g (75g)
Lang Yarns Cashmere Lace: 50g (50g) 75g (75g)
2 threads Gepard Cashmere Lace, 50g (50g) 75g (75g) 100g
(Yardage: 25g= 350m)
NB! Cashmere feels delicate and soft against the skin. We therefore strongly urge you to follow the suggestion and use the yarn listed above. We can’t guarantee that the bra won’t feel itchy if you use a different kind of wool than the yarns suggested in this pattern.
The tension in this pattern doesn’t correspond with the tension in the yarn listed above. The reason for this, is that we want to create the best support possible for your bust, which means that the tension in our pattern is higher and the knit tighter. The cups are knitted on a 3 mm needle, while the rib is knitted on a 2,5 mm needle with a tension corresponding to 10 cm = 28 sts.
In this pattern we have created an excel sheet that’ll help you determine your size. You can either use this or you can also choose to follow the size chart below. The size chart is indicated as a form of cup size and may differ from your normal clothing sizes.
Corresponds to a bust measurement of: 73 cm
Corresponds to a bust measurement of: 80 cm
Corresponds to a bust measurement of: 88 cm
Corresponds to a bust measurement of: 95 cm
Corresponds to a bust measurement of: 103 cm
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