Basic Slip by Joan McGowan-Michael
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Basic Slip

April 2007
Aran / Worsted ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch using main color
US 7 - 4.5 mm
710 - 1220 yards (649 - 1116 m)
Finished measurements: 30, 34, 38, 43, 47, 51 inch chest and hip; 23.5, 27.5, 31.5, 36.5, 40.5, 44.5 waist; 28.25, 29.75, 30.25, 31.75, 32.25, 33.75 inches length to armhole

From Knitting Lingerie Style:

When I was a child, in the day of miniskirts and go-go boots, women worried about the length of not only their skirts and dresses, but also the undergarments they wore with them.  At the time, the Woolworth in my town carried slips that sported three rows of horizontal lace inserts at the hemline.  The idea was that the wearer could snip off a row or two of lace and shorten the slip to match the length of her skirt quickly and without needing to sew.  Being as enchanted as I was with pretty undies, I found the idea of cutting into the lace and discarding the remainder unbearable, and I could not imagine destroying a garment in such a way, especially a piece that fetched the princely sum of $2.99.

Here, I’ve recreated the look of those slips with drop-stitch inserts in the skirt, adding some drop-stitch detail at the neckline for good measure.  This Basic Slip takes on the typical full-slip silhouette with a simple skirt, waist shaping and a simple bra-like top.  Adjustable grosgrain ribbon straps add another lingerie detail.