Ripple Bralette by Jessie Mae Martinson
Pattern: Ripple Bralette by Jessie Mae Martinson
Yarn: Skein Everyday Sock in the Sencha colourway (1 skein)
Needles: 2.75 mm - US 2 and 3.5 mm - US 4
Size knit: Small
This pattern has been such a massive hit and it is easy to see why. Even though it's a simple bralette (my version has been lengthened considerably) there are lots of lovely features that really make this garment fit really well. For instance, the bottom band is made up of a 1x1 rib which, if you are making the shorter bralette version, cinches in the bottom to sit nicely under the bust. This 1x1 rib is repeated again across the upper back and acts just like a bra band. The 3x3 rib for the body makes the whole top fit with negative ease for a nice streamlined look. I also really love the wide v-neck and the slight roll at the neck edge which looks like i-cord, but it isn't! Even for an experienced knitter this project was a lot of fun.
I was also very impressed with the directions, there is no need to look elsewhere (ie YouTube) for information, it's all there in the pattern. I would totally recommend this to a beginner who was after something a little more challenging.
My Bralette ended up being more of a cami, which was what I wanted. I knitted the body to 12" before binding off for the armholes and back. I was able to do this all with one skein, which was pleasantly surprising. I've worn this quite a few times and would love to have another one or two in my wardrobe, different colours of course.
Have you knit the Ripple Bralette? I would love to know, please comment below.