Condom Amulet Bra by Lisa Daehlin

Condom Amulet Bra

November 2007
18 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
120 - 135 yards (110 - 123 m)
This pattern is available for free.

This CONDOM AMULET BRA was created for the Knit A Condom Amulet online ‘zine.

I have the habit of stuffing my bra. No, not with tissues or balled-up socks to simulate uber-boobs, but with my credit card, metro card, post-its with notes-to-self, sometimes even loose change when I don’t have a pocket handy. At times, it brings odd looks when I whip out a twenty to pay for lunch or extract my cell phone from it’s bosomy cradle. More often, however, it brings nostalgic comments such as “my grandma used to keep her money there.”

Based on the string-theory, bikini, that is (and, therefore, wonderfully adjustable to many sizes), the Condom Bra is made in 2 pieces. Each cup is a triangle, knit from the topmost point down towards the fullest part of the breast and then gently shaped as work continues to the bottom edge underneath the breast. That edge is finished with a row of eyelet through which are laced the I-cords, tying it all together.