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by Kate Gilbert

Here's a lacy hipster panty and bra that are perfect for playing peek-a-boo. They're made of stretchy cotton/elastic blend with laces, so even though they look pretty small, they are sure to fit you perfectly. Short rows help shape the bottom. I wanted to make mine in black or magenta, but when it came time to buy the yarn, I found my LYS only carried this pink! Now it has kind of grown on me. Try yours in whatever color tickles your fancy. [Just relax while you are knitting with this yarn. Don't try to knit it completely relaxed and don't pull it so tight that you can't get your needles through the stitches.]

photos: Kate Gilbert

SIZE
Hipster: SM[ML, XL] Bra: S[M, L, XL, XXL]

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Hipster Hips: 23[27, 31] inches [relaxed, without laces] To fit hips: 35-39[39-43, 43-47] inches Length: 8 inches [relaxed -- this can be lengthened to your preferred size] Bra Ribcage: 18[20, 22, 24, 26] inches [relaxed, without laces] To fit ribcage: 28[30, 32, 34, 36] inches -- B/C cup

MATERIALS
Hipster Cascade Fixation [98.3% Cotton 1.7% Elastic; 186 yd/170m [stretched] 100 yd/91.5m [relaxed] per 50g skein]; color: 3077; 1 [2, 2] skeins 4yd/m of smooth, sport weight yarn for invisible cast on 4yd/m of ribbon or silk cord for laces 30 inches of clear elastic thread or cord [optional] 2 US #4/3.5mm doublepointed needles or 1 US #4/3.5mm circular needle of any length 1 set US #6/4mm straight needles

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needles 1 US #8/5mm straight needle [for BO of crotch sts] Stitch markers 2 stitch holders Bra Cascade Fixation [98.3% Cotton 1.7% Elastic; 186 yd/170m [stretched] 100 yd/91.5m [relaxed] per 50g skein]; color: 3077; 1 skein 4yd/m of smooth, sport weight yarn for invisible cast on 1 yd/m of ribbon or silk cord for laces 1 yd/m of ribbon for straps Enough clear elastic thread or cord to go around your chest. [optional] 2 US #4/3.5mm doublepointed needles or 1 US #4/3.5mm circular needle of any length 1 set US #6/4mm straight needles Stitch markers Stitch holder Yarn needle

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GAUGE
26 sts/42 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch [relaxed]

STITCH PATTERN
vd = vertical decrease [slip 2 sts tog as if to k, k the next st, pass the 2 slipped sts over the k st]

DIRECTIONS HIPSTER
Front With straight needles, CO 79[95, 111] sts using invisible method. Row 1: K. Row 2 : P 38[46, 54], pm, p3, pm, p 38[46, 54]. Row 3: K4, *yo, k2tog, rep from * to last 6 sts before marker, k15, *k2tog, yo, rep from * to last 4 sts, k4. Row 4 : P. Row 5: K. Remove scrap yarn from CO and transfer these 78[94, 110] sts to smaller dpn or circular needle. Row 6: Hold the needle at the top of the work in your left hand. Fold the bottom needle up towards you. The smooth stockinette side should be on the outside of the work. P the first stitch on the the "top" needle tog with the first st on the "bottom" needle. You will end up with just one st on your right needle. Rep 31[39, 47] times, slip the next 14 sts from the bottom needle onto a st holder or scrap yarn [you should have 32[40, 48] sts left], p the 15 sts from the top needle, p tog the rest of the sts as for the beg of this row. Row 7 [RS]: P1, k1, yo, k2tog, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k2, yo, k1 *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, yo, k2, k2tog, ssk, yo, k1, p1. Row 8 and all WS rows: P1, k1, p1, k1, p to last 4 sts, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 9 : P1, k1, p1, k1, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, k2, yo, k1, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 11: P1, k1, p1, k1, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, vd, k1, ssk, k2, yo, k1, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 13: P1, k1, p1, k1, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 3[4, 5] times, k1, ssk, yo, k2, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 3[4, 5] times, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 15: P1, k1, yo, k2tog, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 3[4, 5] times, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 3[4, 5] times, ssk, yo, k1, p1. Row 17: P1, k1, p1, k1, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 3[4, 5] times, k1, ssk, yo, k2, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 3[4, 5] times, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 19: P1, k1, p1, k1, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, vd, ssk, k2, yo, k1, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 21: P1, k1, p1, k1, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, yo, k3, vd, k3, yo, k1, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, yo, k2, ssk, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 23: P1, k1, yo, k2tog, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, yo, k3, vd, k3, yo, k1, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, yo, k2, k2tog, ssk, yo, k1, p1. Row 25: P1, k1, p1, k1, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 3[4, 5] times, k3, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 3[4, 5] times, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 27: P1, k1, p1, k1, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 3[4, 5] times, vd, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 3[4, 5] times, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 29: P1, k1, p1, k1, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 3[4, 5] times, k1, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 3[4, 5] times, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 31: P1, k1, yo, k2tog, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, yo, k2,

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Row 31: P1, k1, yo, k2tog, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, yo, k2, k2tog, ssk, yo, k1, p1. Row 33: P1, k1, p1, k1, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 35: P1, k1, p1, k1, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, yo, k2tog, vd, ssk, yo, k1, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 37: P1, k1, p1, k1, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, k2, yo, k1, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 39: P1, k1, yo, k2tog, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k2, yo, k1, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, ssk, yo, k1, p1. Row 41: P1, k1, p1, k1, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, k2, yo, k1, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 43: P1, k1, p1, k1, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep 2[3, 4] times, k2, vd, k2, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 45: P1, k1, p1, k1, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 47: P1, k1, yo, k2tog, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, ssk, yo, k2, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, yo, k2,k2tog, ssk, yo, k1, p1. Row 49: P1, k1, p1, k1, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k3, ssk, k2, yo, k1, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 51: P1, k1, p1, k1, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, vd, ssk, k2, yo, k1, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 53: P1, k1, p1, k1, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, yo, k3, vd, k3, yo, k1, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 55: P1, k1, yo, k2tog, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2[3,4] times, k3, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, yo, k2, k2tog, ssk, yo, k1, p1. Row 57: P1, k1, p1, k1, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k3, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from *2[3, 4] times, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 59: P1, k1, p1, k1, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, vd, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 61: P1, k1, p1, k1, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 6[8, 10] times, k2, p1, k1, p1. Row 63: P1, k1, yo, k2tog, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 6[8, 10] times, k1 ssk, yo, k1, p1. Row 65: Rep row 61. At this point, you might want to slip all sts onto scrap yarn. Work the back up to this point, work the crotch as directed, lace up your hipster, try it on and estimate how many more rows you need for full coverage, if any. You must work the same number of additional rows on the front and the back in order to be able to lace it up correctly. If your hipster already covers everything you want covered, skip to the instructions for the BO row. If you want to stop later, you must work a RS row with holes for laces, a WS row, a RS row, then go the the instructions for the BO row. Row 67: P1, k1, p1, k1, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 5[7, 9] times, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 69: Rep row 67. Row 71: P1, k1, yo, k2tog, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 5[7, 9] times, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, ssk, yo, k1, p1. Row 73: Rep row 61. [You can BO on Row 74 if you want] Row 75: Rep row 61. Row 77: Rep row 61. Cont as est, working row 67 for 3 RS rows, then row 61 for 3 RS rows and working a hole for laces every 6 rows. BO row [WS]: *P1, k1* rep across, end p1. Back With straight needles and an invisible CO, CO 83[99, 115] sts. Row 1: K. Row 2: P 40[48, 56], pm, p3, pm, p 40[48, 56]. Row 3: K4, *yo, k2tog, rep from * to last 6 sts before marker, k15, *k2tog, yo, rep from * to last 4 sts, k4. Row 4: P. Row 5: K. Remove scrap yarn from CO and transfer these 82[98, 114] sts to smaller dpn or circular needle. Row 6: Hold the needle at the top of the work in your left hand. Fold the bottom needle up towards you. The smooth stockinette side should be on the outside of the work. P34[42, 50] sts tog off of both needles, slip the next 14 sts from the bottom needle onto a st holder or scrap yarn, p the 15 sts from the top needle, p tog the rest of the sts as for beg of row. Row 7 [RS]: P1, k1, yo, k2tog, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 3[4, 5] times, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, vd, ssk, k1, *yo, k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, rep from * 3[4, 5] times, yo, [5 rem on left needle] sl 1 st as if to purl, bring yarn to front, sl st back to left needle, bring yarn to back [1 st wrapped], turn. Row 8 : P until 5 sts rem, sl 1 st as if to purl, bring yarn to back, sl st back to left needle, bring yarn to front [1 st wrapped], turn. Row 9: *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 3[4, 5] times, yo, k2, vd, k2, *yo, k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, yo, k1, yo, k2, [10 sts rem], k2tog, wrap next st, turn. Row 10: P until 8 sts rem, wrap, turn. Row 11: Ssk, *k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, vd, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k2, yo, k3, vd, k2, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, [13 sts rem], wrap, turn. Row 12: P until 13 sts rem, wrap, turn. Row 13: *Yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, k1, ssk, yo, k2, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 1[2, 3] times, k1, yo, k2, [18 sts rem], k2tog, wrap, turn Row 14: P until 16 sts rem, wrap, turn. Row 15: Ssk, *k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, vd, rep from * 1[2, 3] times, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k1, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 1[2, 3] times, [21 sts rem], wrap, turn. Row 16: P until 21 sts rem, wrap, turn. Row 17: *Yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 1[2, 3] times, k1, ssk, yo, k3, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1,

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Row 17: *Yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 1[2, 3] times, k1, ssk, yo, k3, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 0[1, 2] times, yo, k2, [ 26 sts rem], k2tog, wrap, turn. Row 18: P until 24 sts rem, wrap, turn. Row 19: Ssk, *k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, vd, rep from * 0[1, 2] times, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k1, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 0[1, 2] times, [28 sts rem], wrap, turn Row 20: P until 29 sts rem, wrap, turn. Row 21: Working wraps tog with sts as you go, *Yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 0[1, 2] times, k1, ssk, yo, k3, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2[3, 4] times, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, ssk, yo, k1, p1. Row 22: Working wraps tog with sts as you go, P1, k1, p1, k1, p to last 4 sts, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 23: Work as for front beg with row 9. Between-leg interlude [aka crotch] Transfer holder sts from back onto US#6 straight needle. Work in st st for 1.25[1.75, 2.25] inches. Transfer holder sts from front onto US#6 straight needle. Put hipster front and hipster back tog with right sides facing. With the single large straight needle and the 3 needle bind off, BO crotch sts tog.

BRA
With straight needles, CO 107 [115, 123, 131, 139] sts using invisible method. Row 1: K. Row 2: P. Row 3: K4, *yo, k2tog, rep from * to last 3 sts, k3. Row 4: P. Row 5: K. Remove scrap yarn from CO and transfer these 106 [114, 122, 130, 138] sts to smaller dpn or circular needle. Row 6 : Hold the needle at the top of the work in your left hand. Fold the bottom needle up towards you. The smooth stockinette side should be on the outside of the work. P the first stitch on the the "top" needle tog with the first st on the "bottom" needle. You will end up with just one st on your right needle. Rep across. Row 7 [RS]: P1, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * to last 10 sts, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k1, p1. Rows 8, 10, 12, 14[WS]: P1, k1, p1, k1, p to last 4 sts, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 9: P1, k1, p1, k2, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * to last 10 sts, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k2, p1, k1, p1. Row 11: P1, k1, p1, k3, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * to last 5 sts, k2, p1, k1, p1. Row 13: P1, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * to last 5 sts, k1, ssk, yo, k1, p1. Right bra cup Row 1 [RS]: P1, k1, p1, k3, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 4 times, yo, k2, k2tog, k2, pm, turn. Row 2 [WS]: Sl1, p to last 4 sts, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 3 : P1, k1, p1, k2, ssk, *k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, vd, rep from * 3 times, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k2, [4 sts before marker], turn. Row 4 : Sl1, p to last 4 sts, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 5 : P1, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, *k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, vd, rep from * 3 times, k2, yo, k3, [8 sts before marker], turn. Row 6 : Sl1, p to last 4 sts, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 7 : P1, k1, p1, k2, ssk, *k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, vd, rep from * 2 times, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k3, [11 sts before marker], turn. Row 8 : Sl1, p to last 4 sts, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 9 : P1, k1, p1, k3, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2 times, yo, k2, k2tog, k5, [13 sts before marker], turn. Row 10: Sl1, p to last 4 sts, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 11: P1, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2 times, yo, k2, k2tog, k3, [15 sts before marker], turn. Row 12: Sl1, p to last 4 sts, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 13: P1, k1, p1, k3, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2 times, yo, k2, k2tog, k2, [16 sts before marker], turn. Row 14: Sl1, p to last 4 sts, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 15: P1, k1, p1, k2, ssk, *k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, vd, rep from * 1 time, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog,

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Row 15: P1, k1, p1, k2, ssk, *k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, vd, rep from * 1 time, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k5, [17 sts before marker], pm, turn. Row 16: Sl1, p to last 4 sts, k1, p1, k1, p1. Row 17: Sl1 onto a st holder, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, *k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, vd, rep from * 1 time, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k4, [1 st before marker], turn. Row 18: Sl1, p to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1. Row 19: Sl1 onto holder, p1, k2, ssk, *k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, vd, rep from * 1 time, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k3, [2 sts before marker], turn. Row 20: Sl1, p to last 2 sts, k1, p1, turn. Row 21: Sl1 onto holder, k3, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2 times, k2, [3 sts before marker], turn. Row 22 and rem even rows: Sl1, p across, turn. Row 23: Sl1 onto holder, k2, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2 times, k1, [4 sts before marker], turn. Row 25: Sl1 onto holder, k4, ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2. k2tog, k4, [5 sts before marker], turn. Row 27: Sl1 onto holder, k4, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 1 time, k3, [6 sts before marker], turn. Row 29: Sl1 onto holder, k3, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 1 time, k2, [7 sts before marker], turn. Row 31: Sl1 onto holder, k2, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 1 time, k1, [8 sts before marker], turn. Row 33: Sl1 onto holder, k1, ssk, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, k1, [9 sts before marker], turn. Row 35: Sl1 onto holder, k1, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, [10 sts before marker], turn. Row 37: Sl1 onto holder, k3, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k3, [11 sts before marker], turn. Row 39: Sl1 onto holder, k1, ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, [12 sts before marker], turn. Row 41: Sl1 onto holder, k1, ssk, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, k1, [13 sts before marker], turn. Row 43: Sl1 onto holder, k1, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, [14 sts before marker], turn. Row 45: Sl1 onto holder, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, [15 sts before marker], turn. Row 47: Sl1 onto holder, k3, [16 sts before marker], turn. Row 48: Sl1, p across, break yarn. Slip sts on holder onto right needle, slip all right bra cup sts onto right needle and keep going until 52 sts rem on left needle, join yarn to work left bra cup. Left bra cup Row 1 [RS]: Pm, k2, ssk, *k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, vd, rep from * 4 times, k2, yo, k3, p1, k1, p1. Row 2 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k1, p to 4 sts before marker, turn. Row 3: Sl1, k1, ssk, *k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, vd, rep from * 3 times, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k2, p1, k1, p1. Row 4 : P1, k1, p1, k1, p to 8 sts before marker, turn. Row 5 : Sl1, k2, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 3 times, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k1, p1. Row 6: P1, k1, p1, k1, p to 10 sts before marker, turn. Row 7 : Sl1, k3, ssk, k2, *yo, k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, rep from * 2 times, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k2, p1, k1, p1. Row 8 : P1, k1, p1, k1, p to 13 sts before marker, turn. Row 9 : Sl1, k4, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2 times, k3, p1, k1, p1. Row 10: P1, k1, p1, k1, p to 15 sts before marker, turn. Row 11: Sl1, k2, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2 times, k2, ssk, yo, k1, p1. Row 12: P1, k1, p1, k1, p to 16 sts before marker, turn. Row 13: Sl1, k1, ssk, k2, yo, *k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, rep from * 2 times, k3, p1, k1, p1. Row 14: P1, k1, p1, k1, p to 17 sts before marker, pm, turn. Row 15: Sl1, k4, ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, *vd, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, rep from * 1 time, k2tog, k2, p1, k1, p1. Row 16: P1, k1, p1, k1, p to 1 st before marker, turn. Row 17: Sl1, k3, ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, *vd, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, rep from * 1 time, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k1, [1 st rem before end], turn. Row 18: Sl1, p1, k1, p to 2 sts before marker, turn. Row 19: Sl1, k2, ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, *vd, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, rep from * 1 time, k2tog, k2, p1, [2 sts rem before end], turn. Row 20: Sl1, k1, p to 3 sts before marker, turn. Row 21: Sl1, k2, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 2 times, k2, [3 sts rem before end], turn. Row 22: Sl1, p to 4 sts before marker, turn. Row 23: Sl1, k1, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 1 time, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k2, [4 sts rem before end], turn. Row 24: Sl1, p to 5 sts before marker, turn. Row 25: Sl1, k3, ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k4, [5 sts rem before end], turn. Row 26: Sl1, p to 6 sts before marker, turn. Row 27: Sl1, k3, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 1 time, k3, [6 sts before end], turn. Row 28: Sl1, p to 7 sts before marker, turn. Row 29: Sl1, k2, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 1 time, k2, [7 sts before end], turn. Row 30: Sl1, p to 8 sts before marker, turn. Row 31: Sl1, k1, *yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, rep from * 1 time, k1, [8 sts before end], turn. Row 32: Sl1, p to 9 sts before marker, turn. Row 33: Sl1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k1, [9 sts before end], turn. Row 34: Sl1, p to 10 sts before marker, turn. Row 35: Sl1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, [10 sts before end], turn. Row 36: Sl1, p to 11 sts before marker, turn. Row 37: Sl1, k2, yo, k2, vd, k2, yo, k3, [11 sts before end], turn. Row 38: Sl1, p to 12 sts before marker, turn. Row 39: Sl1, k1, ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, [12 sts before end], turn. Row 40: Sl1, p to 13 sts before marker, turn. Row 41: Sl1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k1, [13 sts before marker], turn.

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before marker], turn. Row 42: Sl1, p to 14 sts before marker, turn. Row 43: Sl1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, [14 sts before marker], turn. Row 44: Sl1, p to 15 sts before marker, turn. Row 45: Sl1, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, [15 sts before marker], turn. Row 46: Sl1, p to 16 sts before marker, turn. Row 47: Sl1, k3, [16 sts before marker], turn. Row 48: Sl1, p to 17 sts before marker, break yarn. Slip sts onto left needle. Row 49 [WS]: Join yarn and purl to end. [If you find the sts too loose, p all tbl] Row 50: K. Row 51: P2, *yo, p2tog, rep from * to last st, p1. Row 52: K. Row 53: P. Break yarn leaving a long tail. Fold under at row 51. Loosely sew all sts to inside of bra to make picot edge.

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FINISHING
Hipster If you find that it rides down a bit in the back and isn't as snug as you prefer, weave elastic thread through the last row on the back side. Tighten it up and sew the ends in place. Bra Weave in ends. Lace up the front. To make a halter: Attach the wider ribbon in the last yo made at the top of one cup, bring it around your neck and attach in the other. Sew in place or use two lengths of ribbon and tie a bow behind your neck. To make a traditional bra: Attach the wider ribbon in the last yo made at the top of one cup, bring it over your shoulder and down to the back. Sew in place. Repeat with other shoulder If the bottom of the bra isn't as snug as you like, pass the elastic thread through the tube made by the picot edge. Tighten it up and sew the ends in place.

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ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Kate Gilbert is an American living in Paris, France, where she knits, designs, teaches and drinks good red wine. You can see more of Kate's patterns at her website and read her blog, too.

Pattern & images © 2004 Kate Gilbert. Contact Kate

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