From Knitting Lingerie Style:
Hand-knitting is ideal for today’s camisole. The shape is simple, usually achieved by creating two gently curved rectangles for a front and back, and lends itself easily to styling details like lace insets or trim or appliqued flowers. Sleeve shaping is simple, ranging from spaghetti straps to more substantial tank-style straps to cap sleeves. Because of its small size, a camisole doesn’t require a lot of yarn, so if often a sensible way to indulge in expensive luxury fibers like silk and cashmere.
This raw silk camisole is reminiscent of the knitted vests worn under clothing for warmth during Victorian times. It features a simple but decorative rib stitch and a contrasting lace collar that is knit separately and sewn on. Here, the camisole is shown with a blouse underneath. It would look equally good on its own or peeking out from under a jacket.