Innsmouth Bodice by Elizabeth Helmich

Innsmouth Bodice

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Knitting
September 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette st
US 4 - 3.5 mm
555 - 940 yards (507 - 860 m)
Bust size: 29 (32, 36, 40, 45, 48)" / 74 (81, 91, 102, 114, 122) cm
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Either sexy or demure, this versatile bodice may be worn alone or over another top, depending on your mood. The richly textured fabric is created with easy increases & decreases, with a lovely curved edging.

The garment is worked from the bottom up in one piece to follow your curves and flatter a feminine shape. Wider straps allow for a bit of modesty and you may easily lengthen or shorten the bodice if desired. Faux button plackets allow you to add your own unique buttons.

Finished Sizes
Bust: 29 (32, 36, 40, 45, 48)”/74 (81, 91, 102, 114, 122) cm
Waist: 25 (28, 32, 36, 41, 44)”/64 (71, 81, 91, 104, 112) cm
Hip: 30 (33, 37, 41, 46, 49)”/76 (84, 94, 104, 114, 117) cm
* Bodice is very fitted and intended to be worn with zero or negative ease.

Yarn
Cephalopod Yarns Traveller – 100% superwash merino wool, 4 oz / 280 yds 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins or approx 555 (620, 700, 780, 880, 940) yds /505 (565, 640, 710, 800, 855) m of a sportweight yarn
Sample shown in colorway Casco Bay.

Needles
Size US 4/3.5 mm, circular needle in appropriate length for size, or size need to obtain gauge

Gauge
22 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in St st & Slanted Bamboo pattern
24 sts and 32 rows =4”/10 cm in St st & Slanted Bamboo pattern, unstretched
26 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in Dragon Scale pattern, after blocking

Pattern Notes

  • Bodice is worked in the round from the bottom up, then separated and worked back and forth in rows above the armholes, and for the straps. Straps are grafted together using kitchener stitch.
  • A button placket is worked in seed stitch on the front of the bodice only, for optional buttons.
  • Strap measurement on schematic is given using unstretched pattern gauge.

Errata is available if you have previously purchased this pattern from Sanguine Gryphon. Please send me a message and I will send you the updated version.