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Drawstring Chemise

A simple but feminine drawstring chemise accented with a diamond mesh.

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Notched center bodice, breezy, vented bottom panels. The lace breaks up long stretches of plain knitting and adds an interesting geometry to the soft, gathered shape. Turned hems, I-cord drawstrings, and gentle shaping along princess seam lines emphasize the lingerie feel.
Finished Size: 30 (33, 36, 38, 40, 44, 48)" bust circumference. Chemise shown measures 33". Garment can be worn with negative ease, as shown, for a close fit or up to 1" positive ease for a softer effect.
Yarn: Rowan Cotton Glace (100% cotton; 125 yd [114 m]/50 g): #812 ivy (medium green), 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins. Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers.
Yarn weight: #2 - Fine
Gauge: 24 sts and 38 rows = 4" in St st on larger needles; 22 1/2 sts and 40 rows = 4" in diamond mesh patt from chart on larger needles.
Needles: Body—size 3 (3.25 mm). Edgings and I-cord straps—size 2 (3 mm): straight and double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch holders; markers (m); removable markers or waste yarn.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Spring 2008

SKU: EP0547

Author/Speaker/Editor: Connie Chang Chinchio

Format: eProject