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Carol Bralette

Carol Bralette

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Carol Bralette Knitting Pattern Details

This bralette pattern is something different. Encased elastic edgings in the underbust and neckline mean this bralette actually works - even for the bustiest babes. 

I've innovated a new way of determining bust size in knitting patterns which allows this bralette pattern to come with 44 different instruction sets for 11 band sizes and 4 different full bust ranges per band.

Carol was designed to be functional, not a quick knit. This pattern uses a very fine gauge to create a technically sound design which can truly replace your store bought bralettes.

Yes, you really can make a bralette which fits you the way you deserve.

In this pattern:

  • You will provisionally cast on and enclose elastic into your band. This is the fussiest part, you may wish to use 2 circular needles to minimize resistance.
  • After the band, you'll follow instructions for your cup size - increasing, decreasing and working bust darts (for cups 2-4).
  • Once you've worked the bust apex, you'll start decreasing and casting off sts for the back, armholes, and front neck. This part goes surprising fast.
  • The straps are knit last so you can try on your garment for the perfect length, then kitchener stitch them together.
  • Finally, a special technique is used for the arm and neckhole edgings which allows you to encase 1/4" flat elastic (lingerie elastic). This upper elastic is what makes Carol so special and supportive.

My sample is knit with La Bien Aimee Merino Singles (100% superwash merino, fingering weight, 400yds/100gms). Yardage is determined by band and cup size, for a complete yardage chart please see the images below.

For more details on fit see the images which include the full schematic for the Carol Bralette Knitting Pattern in inches and centimeters.

There are even more beautiful tester photos you can see in the gallery here!

You can find two video tutorials for installing the band and neck elastic edgings on the KnitFix and Chill YouTube Channel. 

Here is the Underbust Band tutorial.

Here is the Neck Edging Elastic tutorial.

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