The Tulip Tights - English
The Tulip Tights - English
The Tulip Tights is a pair of simple and elegant tights. Suited for any occasion, season and as a core basic in your wardrobe.
The tights are knitted based on your own measurements and in the length and height you prefer.
We suggest using one of the following yarn options:
nakedknit cashmere 170 (length / weight: 25 g = 170 m)
Lang Yarns Cashmere Lace (length / weight: 25 g = 165 m)
The tension is this pattern is: 10 cm = 28 sts on a circular needle 3 mm (stocking stitches)
If you are knitting this for someone other than yourself, you’ll need the following measurements:
- Waist measurement
- Circumfrence of the widest part across the bum
- The height from the widest part across the bum and up to the waist
- The height from where the tights are divided into legs and up to the waist
- The collected height of the tights
- The circumference of the legs, at the upper and lower part of the thigh
- The height of the legs of the tights – from the crotch to the lower edge of the leg
The Tulip Tights are knitted based on your own measurements, and can be adjusted to the desired length and height. The following measurements are therefore just an estimate of the amount of yarn you’re going to need.
Knitting needles and accessories
- 1 circular needle 2 mm, 40 cm
- 1 circular needle 3 mm, 40 cm
- 1 circular needle 2,5 mm, 40 cm
- 2 stitch holder cords
- 1 measuring tape
- 3 stitch markers or safety pins
- 1 scissor
- 1 blunt needle to secure loose ends
- Waistband elastic, 1 cm width (for both the waist and legs)
- 1 safety pin to insert the waistband elastic
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