Monday, May 29, 2023

Ripple Bralette #2

I wanted a quick summer knit using some stash cotton yarn, and thought the Ripple Bralette by Jessie Mae would be a good choice. My Ravelry project page with all the details can be found here.


There were a couple of tricky things to work out. The original pattern is cropped and written for light fingering weight yarn. Like my first one, I knew I wanted a tank version and the cotton yarn I had in my stash was aran weight. (I also was wanting a quicker knit, and aran weight yarn definitely would speed things along)

I knit this on size 7 needles and chose the smallest size based on gauge and also how much the 3x3 rib can grow both after blocking and when worn. I knit until the bottom measured 12 inches before continuing on to the top shaping. The straps I also knit for 12 inches each. 

If I could change things, I probably wouldn't knit this pattern in this thick of yarn again. It does feel a little bulky, especially when tucked in. I also would only knit the length to 10 inches -- I have a long torso and I think that would be the sweet spot for me for cropped but not too cropped. 

Final Thoughts 

I love a pattern that is easy to modify, and this is one of them. It's clearly written and after checking my adjusted gauge, I felt I had all the information I needed to knit it through successfully. And now I just have some small changes to keep in mind for next time.

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