Silk Corset Pattern

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This shaped tank top is flattering on all figure types. A wonderful chance to try out some new techniques and make a beautiful garment for yourself (or a friend.) Worked from the shoulders down to the hips, this pattern is written to be worked back and forth, but feel free to adapt it to work in the round!

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Pattern Info

To fit Bust size: 29 (32-1/2,35-3/4, 39,42-1/2, 46, 49-1/4, 52-1/2)”/74.5 (83, 92, 100, 109, 118, 126.5, 134.5) cm.
Skill Level: K3 – Experienced
Finished Bust: 28-1/2 (31-3/4,35, 38-1/4,41-3/4, 45, 48-1/4, 51-1/2)”/73 (81.5, 90, 98, 107, 115.5, 124, 132.1) cm
Length: 13-1/4 (14,14-3/4, 15-1/2,16-1/4, 17, 17-3/4, 18-1/2)”/34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 43.5, 45.5, 47.5) cm
Gauge: 22 sts x 24 rows = 4”/10cm in slightly stretched ribbing on size 6/4mm please block swatch before measuring!
Needle: Size 6 (4mm) Knitting needles or size to achieve gauge
Notions: Darning Needle, Size F/3.75mm Crochet Hook (for edging & buttons)
Fiber: ModeLuxe DK, 50/50 Silk/Superwash Merino; Color A — 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4) balls, Color B (optional) — 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) balls.  Extra yarn for Optional Sleeve — Approx 50 – 150 yds,depending on size and length desired.

Special Stitches & Techniques

C2L – Cable 2 sts with Left twist
Sl 1 sts & hold to front, k1, k slipped sts.

C2pL – Cable 1p & 1k st with Left twist
Sl 1 st & hold to front, p1, k slipped sts.

C2R – Cable 2 sts with Right twist
Move yarn to RS, sl 1 sts & hold to back, k1, k slipped sts.

C2pR – Cable 1k & 1p st with Right twist
Move yarn to RS, sl 1 sts & hold to back, k1, p slipped sts.

K2togL — Knit 2 Together Left (aka k2tog-tbl, ssk or s1, k1, psso)
Knit 2 sts together so they slant to the left when viewed from RS of work by inserting needle into the first st on the LH needle, then into the second st on LH needle.  Knit these together.  If necessary, re-orient the sts so they are facing to the right, so the needle slips easily into the sts.

K2togR — Knit 2 Together Right (aka k2tog)
Knit 2 sts together so they slant to the right when viewed from RS of work by inserting needle into the second st on the LH needle, then into the first st on LH needle.  Knit these together.  If necessary, re-orient the sts so they are facing to the left, so the needle slips easily into the sts.

P2tog-L — Purl 2 Together Left (when viewed from RS)
purl 2 sts together so they slant to the right when viewed from RS of work

P2tog-R — Purl 2 Together Right (when viewed from RS)
Purl 2 sts together so the working needle is pointing to the right as it enters the sts (needle enters the 2nd st on LH needle, then 1st st on LH needle)

SC – Single Crochet
Insert hook in stitch. Yarn over hook. Pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (one single crochet made).

VDD — Vertical Double Decrease
Sl 2 sts as if to work k2 tog-RS, k1, pass slipped sts over (total decrease of 2 sts)

YO — Yarn Over
Without inserting Right needle into stitch, wrap yarn around needle in same direction as when forming a knit stitch, work next stitch as directed.

I-Cord Bind Off
With any method, CO 2 sts at beg of row.
[K2, K2togL. Slip 3 sts from RH needle back onto LH needle. Pull yarn taut across back of work.] Repeat across work until 3 sts rem, K3tog-L.

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