The Wrap Bra / Top - English
The Wrap Bra / Top - English
The Wrap Bra/Top is a cosy, classic piece of underwear in a wrap design.
This pattern includes both the pattern for the bra and the top.
The Wrap is knitted in cashmere wool which ensures that it will not scratch against your naked skin, as well as it is breathable.
The Wrap is knitted from the top down and both cups and the body is knitted after your own measurements for enhanced comfort and fit. The top/bra is first knitted in two pieces, as the cups are knitted individually.
The knitting tension on needle size 3 is: 30 sts/10 cm measured in stocking stitch.
Needles and accessories
- 1 circular needle size 3, 40 cm or 60 cm
- 1 circular needle size 2.5, 40cm or 60 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 stitch holder
- 1 elastic band with a width of 5 to 6.5 cm, if you wish to knit the bra version
- 1 stitch markers
- 1 tape measure
- 1 scissor
- 1 tapestry needle to mount yarn ends
- You might need an elastic thread to sew the drawstring together
The Wrap Bra and The Wrap Top is knitted after your measurements throughout. Both cups are knitted from the top down and are stopped when you consider them to be the appropriate size for your breasts. Similarly is the band knitted after your measurements.
An estimated amount of yarn needed is given with basis in your regular size clothing for tops and similar:
The Wrap Bra:
S = approx. 50g
M = approx. 75g
L = approx. 100g
The Wrap Top:
S = approx. 75g
M = approx. 100g
L = approx. 125g
nakedknit cashmere 112, 50g (50g) 75g
Lang Yarns Cashmere Premium, 50g (50g) 75g
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 100% cahsmere.
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 email@example.com