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Waist-Cincher Top

Knitting Lingerie Style
Knitting
May 2007
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows in Stockinette Stitch using larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
848 - 1217 yards (775 - 1113 m)
for bust 34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54 inches
Errata available: abramsbooks.com

From Knitting Lingerie Style:



I’ve taken the detailing of the waspie and applied it to my Waist-Cincher Top, adding a bodice and sleeves to a slimming midriff section.  Ladder stitching keeps the eye moving up and down the waist and is repeated in the sleeves, while the deep surplice bodice adds more figure flattery.
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After reading some comments here that the top doesn’t fit well on anyone over a B cup, I went back and carefully read the bust dart instructions and came up with this:
If you do wear a larger cup size than a small B, do not make the darts fake by working as written but work a yo only after each bust dart marker (instead of yo, ssk ) in order to create another 2 1/2” worth of bust shaping right where it’s needed.

Also, before beginning the bodice, measure from your shoulder , over the breast to just under your bust where your bra band sits. The front bodice of this top should be as long as this measurement before binding off.----Joan M-M