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One-Piece Wonder

Knitting Lingerie Style
Knitting
January 2007
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1045 - 1463 yards (956 - 1338 m)
32C, 23 inch high hip

From Knitting Lingerie Style:



I call this design the One-Piece Wonder because it serves the purpose of four undergarments:  It smooths the torso like a slip, uplifts and enhances the bust like an under wire bra, holds up stockings like a garter belt, and gives the coverage of a panty.  I’ve based it on it’s 1920s forebear the cami-knicker, a lingerie piece that combined a camisole with short pants that fastened at the crotch.



Traditionally, commercial body-shaping garments, such as girdles and longline bras have been fairly basic in design, but I’ve dressed this one up with a silk yarn combined with elasticized cotton and a tulle ruffle at the bust.  The combination gives just the right amount of vintage appeal along with sleek modern functionality.  Partnered with a dressy skirt and cardigan, you’ll have a perfect lingerie-inspired evening look, or wear it completely undercover for a functional piece of underpinning.