In the corseted days of yesteryear, bloomers and bicycles meant freedom for the sensible woman-about-town. Parisian Delight is a tribute to those first women to shed their skirts and hop on two wheels. It’s a playful feminine garment, perfect for indulging in your own shocking spectacle of independence, or just lounging about at home. They’re worked seamlessly from the bottom up in a silky, luxurious yarn; the seat is shaped with short rows for a flattering, comfortable fit, and flirty lace edges the cuffs.
This pattern was originally known as Miss Bloomers Bifurcated Ensemble, but has since been updated and now includes more sizes.
Lace pattern given in charted and written instructions.
33.25 (37, 40.5, 44.25, 48, 51.75, 55.5, 59) in/84.5 (94, 103, 112.5, 122, 131.5, 141, 150) cm
Intended to be worn with 1-2 in/2.5-5 cm of ease measured at high hip; shown in size 37 in/94 cm on model with 1 in/2.5 cm of ease
905 (1110, 1420, 1725, 2145, 2565, 3080, 3505) yd/830 (1015, 1300, 1575, 1960, 2345, 2815, 3205) m fingering weight yarn
Shown in Hazel Knits Entice MCN (70% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 400yd/366m per 115g skein)
Color: Frost; 3 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) skeins
Gauge measurement should be taken after blocking.
26 sts/33 rows = 4 in/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch Pattern
Needles & Notions
Needle Sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to obtain gauge.
US #3/3.25 mm 16 in/40 cm circular needle
US #3/3.25 mm double pointed needles
US #4/3.5 mm 16 in/40 cm circular needle
US #4/3.5 mm 32 in/80 cm circular needle
working lace from charted and/or written instructions, working in the round, short row shaping
Photos by Kathy Cadigan
Model Credit: Dianna Walla