The Hibiscus Bralette is inspired by the delicate petals and colour contrasts of the gorgeous and usefulHibiscus rosa-sinensis plant. Wearing it, you can let yourself unfurl as gloriously and unapologetically as the magnificent hibiscus plant which is grown not only for its ornamentation but for culinary, medicinal, and practical uses. Its pleated peplum is inspired by Hibiscus’ generous petals and the contrasting I-cord evokes the stamen, veins and petal edges in all their breathtaking variety. One characteristic of this beautiful plant is that new cultivars vary wildly in colour and size from their ‘parent plant’ and we hope that you let your imagination run wild with this easily customizable pattern!
The Hibiscus Bralette is knit in 2x2 rib from the top down in fingering weight yarn. It features a contrasting I-cord and a sheer peplum that can be knit as cropped or as long as the knitter wishes - or omitted altogether. Each front and back triangle of the bralette is knit separately and then joined to work in the round allowing easy customization of fit. The underbust is knit in a firm 1x1 rib for support and the sheer peplum is knit with a larger needle at a loose and airy gauge. The mohair can be easily substituted with any lace-weight yarn.
Knitting for Olive Merino & Soft Silk Mohair
This pattern is available in Making Stories Magazine Issue 9, In Bloom.
Weld and its big sibling Forge are our first 100% US-made yarns - and we're the first European stockists of Hudson + West, the fabulous company who makes them! A heathered blend of 70% Merino and 30% Corriedale, Weld is spun up to a lovely fingering weight. It's a well-balanced three-ply yarn, with a slightly more energetic twist for strength and durability. It has a beautiful balance of stitch definition, bounce, and wooly, cohesive bloom after blocking that makes it perfect for lace, texture, colorwork and stockinette. One of our new favorites!
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