Fembot by Nikol Lohr


June 2014
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
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Based on classic Hollywood­-­style nighties sold by mail order in mid­-­century magazines, this babydoll is knit with a mix of lace and novelty yarns to mimic feathers and chiffon. The blend of two different eyelash lengths and textures, or the use of a multi­­textured combination yarn, is essential for a rich, feathery look. The Austin Powers Fembots lent a tinge of wickedness to the classic ultra­-­femme pastel version, but if the wide­-­eyed girlishness of all that pink still turns your gut, knit the black version for a Samantha/Serena naughty doppelganger vibe with all the retro appeal but none of the priss. ­Rowwr!

Due to different yarns/gauges used, I’m including the yarn info here instead of in the yarn section.

For pink and white ­Fembot:
1 (1, 2, 2) balls Crystal Palace Kid Merino (25g; 240yd/220m; 44% nylon, 28% kid mohair, 28% merino wool), 4669 blush ­(A)
1 (1, 2, 2) balls Lion Brand Fun Fur (50g; 64yd/58m; 100% polyester), 100 white ­(B)
1 (1, 2, 2) balls Bernat Boa (50g; 71yd/65m; 100% polyester), 81005 dove ­(C)
1 ball Cascade Fixation (50g; 100yd/91m; 98.3% cotton, 1.7% elastic), 3077 pale pink ­(D)
For black ­Fembot:
1 (1, 2, 2) balls Karabella Gossamer (50g; 222yd/203m; 30% kid mohair, 52% nylon, 18% polyester), 6700 black with black ­(A)
1 (1, 2, 2) balls Moda Dea Prima (50g; 72yd/66m; 51% nylon, 49% polyester), 3012 black ­(B)
1 ball Cascade Fixation (50g; 100yd/91m; 98.3% cotton, 1.7% elastic), 8990 black ­(D)
Note: For the black version, there is no C ­yarn.