Valentines Bralette by Lil Dunham

Valentines Bralette

February 2024
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
150 - 1000 yards (137 - 914 m)
made to measure
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This pattern is available for £7.00 GBP
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The Bra is completely personalised to your own measurements by following the calculations provided. There is a excel spreadsheet to help you with the maths, simply input your measurements. Calculations are also provided.

Start by working the underband using double knitting for the casing. There is the option to work a striped underband. Insert the elastic into the casing and sew the clasp or strap extender into position. Next figure out how many stitches to pick up along the underband casing ready to start the cups. German short rows and decreases are used to shape each cup and a lace trim is worked along the edges, which then turns into the strap.

There are two fully adjustable strap options, one is completely made with lace and the other joins to another piece of elastic in casing, making for a more sturdy option.

The pattern includes an excel spreadsheet which when your measurements are added it calculates your yardage and other key stitch count information. If you want to purchase your yarn prior to buying the pattern please see the below estimates, these are based on bust/chest circumference information. See how to measure your bust circumference here.

Please note this is only an estimate and we advise buying the pattern first if you want the exact yardage or alternatively buy an extra skein of yarn if you are on the top range of the measurement to be on the safe side- you can always use the excess to knit the ‘Valentines Thong’ pattern!

this is based on using lace weight yarn held double as suggested in the pattern. If you want a loser knit and only hold the yarn single then you can half the below yardage estimates.

Bust Circumference up to 90cm = x1 Skein Veranita (325m), or x1 Skein Gentle Lace (800m), or x 1-2 Skeins Souffle Pure (212m) (Depends on it is held double or not)

Bust Circumferences over 90cm = x2 Skeins Veranita (325m), or x1 Skein Gentle Lace (800m), or x2-4 Skeins Souffle Pure (212m) (Depends on it is held double or not)

Yarn & Sizing
Sample 1 (first Picture) is knitted in bra size 32DD and uses x1 Veranita Skein in ‘Paris’ and x1 Veranita Skein in ‘Pistachio’ (yarn held double).

Sample 2 (second Picture) is knitted in bra size 32DD and uses x2 Souffle Pure Skeins in ‘Lace’ (yarn held double).

US6/4mm needle - 20 sts by 25 rows: 10cm/4in. in stockinette stitch with two strands of suggested yarn.

US6/4mm needle
US2.5/3mm needle

Notion List: You can find a notion kit on our website.
Elastic: 1.5 - 2cm / 0.5 - 0.75in wide in a similar colour to yarn being used.
Safety pin
Needle and thread
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker
Bra clasp/bikini clasp 1.5 - 2cm / 0.5 - 0.75in wide
Strap extenders - pair of rings and slider 1.5 - 2cm / 0.5 - 0.75in wide