Basic Baby Doll and Panty
Pattern: Knitting Lingerie Style – Joan McGowan-Michael
Yarn: 6.5 skeins of Berroco Bonsai
Needles: #4, #6, #8 – US Knit Pick Circulars
Gauge: 5 stitches per inch on #4US
Pattern Notes: I made several modifications. The most noticeable is of course the deletion of the split front. Unless you’re Cindy Crawford, the average woman just isn’t too keen on flaunting their stomach, myself included. I cast on less stitches for the top part and without wanting or trying to, I knit the top on #4 needles which is two sizes smaller than what the pattern calls for. Somehow it works but was unintentional. The lace portion is an inch longer and the panties had to be reknit twice due to largeness. I also added a ribbon instead of elastic for the panties and omitted the elastic all together for the top because it is very snug already due to knitting with the wrong sized needles. Overall it’s a great little project, it’s fun and quick and cute. Oh and I won’t ever knit with the berroco bonsai again. Beautiful yarn, it’s almost all bamboo with a tiny thread of nylon which gives it a wonderful sheen but trying to knit and seam with it is a pain in the butt. My needles kept getting caught on the little thread of nylon.
If you detect a tiny spot of orange on the panties… that would be where I dripped orange juice while fighting a cold earlier this week. By the time I realized it, it had already dried but I did rinse it, unsuccessfully.