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  • Combo Corset-T
  • It's a sweater! It's a T-shirt! It's a corset!
    From "Knitty Gritty"
    episode DKNG-408


    Knitwear designer Annie Modesitt explains how to read a lace chart and demonstrates knitting the lace pattern to create her very simple ribbed corset with lace edging and crocheted trim.

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    Materials:

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    Combo Corset-T
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    Downloadable instructions and chart: click here.
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    Combo Corset-T: detail
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    Combo Corset-T: detail
    circular needles, U.S. size 5 circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
    2 stitch markers
    darning needle
    crochet hook, U.S. size E
    buttons for front (22-28, varies)
    Artyarns Ultra Merino 6 worsted-weight yarn (#239), 600 (650, 700, 750, 800, 850) yds.
    Artyarns 100% silk ribbon (#133), 25 g / 128 yds.

    Gauge: 5.5 sts = 1" on size-5 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)

    Measurements:
    Finished bust: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54) " / 87.2 (97.4, 107.7, 117.9, 128.2, 138.5) cm
    Total Body Length: 22.25 (23.25, 24.5, 25.75, 27.25, 29.25) " / (59.6, 62.8, 66, 69.9, 75) cm

    Special stitches:
    VDD (vertical double decrease) Slip 2 sts as if to K2tog, k1, pass slipped sts over the knit st.
    YO (yarn over) Wrap yarn over needle before inserting into next stitch.
    K1 (knit 1) On right side, K1. On wrong side, P1.
    P1 (purl 1) On right side, P1. On wrong side, K1.

    Lace pattern (10 st repeat + 1 st):
    Row 1: (K1, YO, k3, VDD, k3, YO) rep to end, end k1 (gray stitch)
    Row 2: Knit all sts
    Row 3: (K1, YO, k3, VDD, k3, YO) rep to end, end k1 (gray stitch)
    Row 4: Purl all sts

    Cast on:
    With a single strand of yarn and needles to obtain gauge, cast on 199 (219, 239, 259, 289, 309) sts. Knit 1 row.

    Chart setup:
    Row 1 K4, place marker (pm), (k1, YO, k3, VDD, k3, YO) rep 19 (21, 23, 25, 28, 30) times, k1, pm, k4: 199 (219, 239, 259, 289, 309) sts.
    Row 2 Knit all sts, slipping markers.

    Rep rows 1 and 2 of charted lace pat twice more: 6 rows of charted lace total.

    Row 3: K4, slip marker (sm), (k1, YO, k3, VDD, k3, YO) rep 19 (21, 23, 25, 28, 30) times, k1, sm, k4.
    Row 4 K4, sm, purl to next marker, sm, k4.

    Rep rows 3 and 4 of charted lace pat until piece measures 3 (3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 3.75, 4) " / (8.3, 9, 9.6, 9.6, 10.3) cm from cast-on row, end with a WS row.

    Armholes
    Continue working outer 4 sts each edge in garter st, work armholes as follows:
    Next row (RS): K4, sm, work 29 (33, 36, 39, 43, 47) sts, loosely BO next 38 (40, 44, 48, 54, 56) sts, knit next 27 (31, 34, 37, 42, 46) sts, K2tog, knit next 28 (32, 35, 38, 43, 47) sts, BO next 38 (40, 44, 48, 54, 56) sts, knit 29 (33, 36, 39, 43, 47) sts, sm, k4.

    Next row (WS): K4, sm, p 29 (33, 36, 39, 43, 47) sts, cast on 38 (40, 44, 48, 53, 55) sts, purl to next bound off section, cast on 38 (40, 44, 48, 53, 55) sts, purl next 29 (33, 36, 39, 43, 47) sts, sm, k4: 196 (216, 236, 256, 284, 304) sts.

    Next row (RS): K4, sm, (k2, p2) rep to 2 sts before next marker, k2, sm, k4.
    Next row (WS): K4, sm, (p2, k2) rep to 2 sts before next marker, p2, sm, k2.

    Body setup:
    Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 22.25 (23.25, 24.5, 25.75, 27.25, 29.25) " / (59.6, 62.8, 66, 69.9, 75) cm or desired length. BO very loosely in rib.

    Edging:
    With a single strand of yarn and size E crochet hook and starting at lower left front, sc 196 (216, 236, 256, 284, 304) sts sts along bottom edge, sc 3 sts into corner,
    sc 111 (116, 123, 129, 136, 146) rows sts along left front edge, sc 3 sts into corner,
    sc 5 (5, 2, 3, 5, 5) sts, (ch 2, sk 2, sc next 3) rep along right front neck edge, sc 3 into corner,
    sc 199 (219, 239, 259, 289, 309) sts sts along left front edge, sc 3 sts into corner,
    sc 5 (5, 2, 3, 5, 5) sts, (ch 2, sk 2, sc next 3) rep along right front neck edge, sc 3 into corner.

    Tie off last st, FO, weave in loose ends.


    RESOURCES :

    Artyarns yarn
    Website: www.artyarns.com


    GUESTS :
    Annie Modesitt
    Knitting expert/author
    Website: www.anniemodesitt.com

  • ALSO IN THIS EPISODE:


  • Gutter Repair
  • Landscaping Basics
  • Flooring
  • UV Air Sanitizer
  • Replacement Windows
  • Planter, Self-Watering
  • Hand-Painted Glasses
  • Choose Washer/Dryer
  • Backsplash Installation
  • Hand-Painted Bowls
  • Prepare for Vacation
  • Maintain Garage Door
  • Disinfect Bathroom
  • Romance Kit
  • Curb Appeal
  • Transport Equipment
  • Installing Undermount
  • Holiday Decorating
  • Family Scrapbook
  • Ice Candle
  • Selecting Doors
  • Spark Plug, Changing
  • Maintain Cabinets
  • Front Door Facelift
  • Change Windowpane