Christine's Corset by Ariel Sage

Christine's Corset

November 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
275 - 315 yards (251 - 288 m)
one size- very adjustable!
This pattern is available for free.

Inspiration for Christine came from two things: the picot-edging in Ysolda Teague’s Lace-Up Opera Gloves and my personal obsession with Phantom of the Opera and clothing from the Victorian Era. I had wanted a corset for a long time, but I didn’t want to pay the hundreds of dollars a custom-sewn corset might cost. I thought- why not knit one?

It is very easy to adjust the waist circumference of the corset by adding or subtracting rows from the garter stitch back. The garter stitch, when sideways, acts as a ribbing/boning for the corset.