By Corrina Ferguson
This simple summer camisole is edged on the bottom by a lovely plantation lace pattern which scallops nicely all by itself. The waist shaping is full fashionedperfect to show off an hourglass figure. The top is easily adjustable to your specific measurements, as each ten stitch repeat of the plantation lace adds two inches of width to the bottom edging. Worked up in Classic Silk, it is the perfect summer staplelovely on its own or fancy enough to wear under a shawl or jacket on a cooler day.
Designer's website: http://picnicknits.com
50% cotton, 30% silk, 20% nylon
Soft and lofty, Classic Silk is a wonderful blend of cotton, silk, and nylonthe luxurious feel and look of silk with the softness of cotton and the strength of nylon. Each fiber takes the dye differently, resulting in a heathered dye effect. It knits up at a gauge of 5 sts to the inch on size US 6 (4 mm) needles.
Classic Silk comes in a gorgeous palette of 30 colors.
The shaping for waist and bust is worked with paired decreases and increases mirror imaging each other.
The decreases are worked with ssk (left leaning decrease) and k2tog (right leaning decrease).
See a tutorial for mirrored decreasing.
The increases mirror image each other by working make 1 right (m1-r) and make 1 left (m1 l).
See a tutorial for mirrored increasing.
Here are the free downloadable Classic Silk Mayfaire Camisole pattern. (file size: 574 KB)
If you have difficulty downloading or printing the PDF pattern above, try these: page 1, page 2