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Lace-Edged Corset

Knitting
February 2007
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch using MC
US 3 - 3.25 mm
625 - 1000 yards (572 - 914 m)
Errata available: interweave.com

Pattern description from Lace Style: “Michelle Rose Orne is an expert in designing sophisticated feminine knitwear. In this delicate corset top, she chose a silk yarn for the body and a very fine, crisp cotton yarn for the delicate lace edging at the neck and hem. The rounded lower front edge is shaped by casting on stitches at each side. A series of darts on the bodice front as well as narrow ribs with lots of tiny buttons on the bodice back give the top a snug fit. A drawstring holds the scoop neck in place.”

Finished Size: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)” (86.5 96.5, 106.5, 117, 127 cm) bust circumference.

Notions: Markers (m); removable markers or safety pins; stitch holders; tapestry needle; 3/8” (1 cm) crystal or pearl buttons, 19 (21, 22, 24, 25) for closely spaced buttons if placed in every yarnover hole in buttonhole band, or 10 (11, 11, 12, 13) buttons if placed in every other yarnover hole.
Notions: Removable stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle, 3/8” crystal or pearl buttons 19-25 for closely spaced buttons if placed in every yarnover hole in buttonhole band, or 10-13 buttons if placed in every other yarnover hole.

Additional Gauge: 32 stitches and 36 rows = 4” (10 cm) in k2, p2 rib panels for back with MC with rib slightly stretched so that p2 columns appear 1 st wide.