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Old 02-01-2009, 01:08 PM   #1
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A goofy friend wants me to knit her a bra. I think it's a joke, but I want to make her one. Can anyone direct me to a pattern and type of yarn to use?

I was knitting one of those fuzzy scrafs and she thought I was making a bra- then asked if I can make her one. She thought the yarn would be itchy. So I thought, I'll make her a bra to wear around.

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Old 02-01-2009, 01:19 PM   #2
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Knitty has a few different knitted bra patterns in this issue:

http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer04/patterns.html

As for yarn-I'd follow what the patterns suggest. I can't really advise because I'm a rather busty girl and I don't think I could get away with a knitted bra.
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I found a bunch on Ravelry, but many are not free.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32296.0
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer04/PATTzaftig.html

Here's a few books that have them. Try the library.

http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Linge...3509441&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.com/Naughty-Needle...3509441&sr=1-3
http://www.amazon.com/Sexy-Little-Kn...3509578&sr=8-1
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:38 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Knittenhappy View Post
A goofy friend wants me to knit her a bra. I think it's a joke, but I want to make her one. Can anyone direct me to a pattern and type of yarn to use?

I was knitting one of those fuzzy scrafs and she thought I was making a bra- then asked if I can make her one. She thought the yarn would be itchy. So I thought, I'll make her a bra to wear around.

THANKS.
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Instant Bra:
Modify a thong pattern, knit two side-by-side on one "wait band" and adjust where the two "thongs" attaches in the back.

Presto, an inverted, double thong.

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Old 02-04-2009, 03:47 PM   #5
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I hope she's flat chested. I can't imagine that a knit bra would be supportive.

I suppose that might not be the point but being very practical, I'm not really a lingere gal myself.

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Old 02-04-2009, 03:54 PM   #6
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I hope she's flat chested. I can't imagine that a knit bra would be supportive.

I suppose that might not be the point but being very practical, I'm not really a lingere gal myself.

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Would sock yarn with the stretchy nylon be supportive?
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Actually I think a stretchy yarn might be more of a problem for a busty gal than less stretchy yarn!
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I have no idea about strechy sock yarn but anything w/o an underwire=falling out the bottom for me.

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I actually have the book Knitting Lingerie style. The yarn required is Cascade Fixation a elasticized cotton yarn The pattern is demi-cup underwired bra. It is actually quite pretty. It is too bad that amazon does not have a picture of it up. The pattern is for sizes 32a to 38d. You need to get a bra kit either from joanns or from whiteliesdesigns.com to finish. (the underwire, closures, etc)

Her kit is inexpensive. I believe its 7.00. This bra is on my queue.
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