Knitted swimsuit, size M-L (38-40). Free knitting pattern.
When you knit or crochet a swimsuit you require a yarn that holds its shape and is colorfast. You will need to ensure that the yarn does not stretch or shrink when it is wet.
We recommend a yarn with added synthetic treads. The reason for a synthetic is it will dry faster than pure cotton or other natural fiber. It will also keep its form better.
Our choice is “Katia Cotton Stretch” yarn. Cotton Stretch is a slightly elastic yarn. Yarn contents 87% cotton and 13% polyester; 170 meters (ca. 186 yards) per 50 gram (ca. 1.8 oz.)
You need 216 grams (7.6 oz.)=735 meters (803 yards)=4.5 skeins of yarn. 225 meters (246 yards) is needed to the bra and 510 meters (557 yards) — to the bikini.
Gauge: 23 stitches & 30 rows =10 cm; 5.84 sticthes & 7.62 rows=1 "
Pattern: Stockinette stitch
Needles size: 3.5 mm (US-4)
The bikini knit top-down from the belt. The front and backside are knitting separately. The direction of knitting is shown by a red arrow. If you want, you can don't knit belt. The blue lines in the diagrams show the places where you need to knit using the “short rows” technique to get a seamless detail. The backside of the bikini contains horizontal darts, for a better fit on the hips. After finished knit the front and back, sew the details along section “C” and the sidelines (line “FH” for the backside, line “FM” for the front).
Knit two leg bands. Green points shown how to join them with the bikini. Also, you can knit bands without sewing: pick up stitches from the edge and knit round rows.
For the belt and bands are shown the fold line (see the dotted line). Fold them on the wrong side and sew.
The bra is knitted in one piece, the knitting direction is shown by a red arrow. On the chest are performed darts. Knit them using the “short rows” technique (see areas marked with blue lines). The lower part of the bra has a double band. The dotted line shows the fold line. After finished knit the bra, fold the band on the wrong side and sew. Knit two shoulder straps. Knit double bands or i-cord. Crochet the upper edge of the bra or knit the double band and join with the edge.
Knitting instructions see in the PDF-file.
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