Monday, November 12, 2012

Knitted Bra Pattern

I have been drooling over this knitted bra I found on Ravelry for the longest time, unfortunately the pattern is in German, and although I did one year of German in school, my German is sadly lacking. But, I decided to give a go at translating the text, and you'll find it below. Please keep in mind that I cannot guarantee that I got it 100% right.


The brassier is made with white CMS Perlgarn Nr. 5. on US 0 - 2.0 mm needles. Garter stitch pattern. Bust size 112 cm.

You start at the lower end of the bra casting on 224 stitches. Continue in rib knit of k. 2 p. 2 for 16 rows,  (or as long as you'd like) slipping the first stitch of every row. Cast off 22 stitches at the beginning of the following row, knit 60, place on a string or a stitch holder, knit another 60 and place these too on a stitch holder. This leaves 82 stitches. Knit till the end of the row. The next row: cast off 22 stitches at the beginning of the row and knit the remaining 60. Then knit the last two stitches of each row together until there are no stitches left.

The middle triangle is worked the same way as the first until there are 10 stitches left on the needle. Knit another five rows and then cast off stitches.

The last triangle is made the same way as the first.

The cup part:

cast on 30 stitches, * knit until end of row, knit two stitches together, turn and knit next row*. Repeat these two rows until there are 5 stitches left on the needle. Pick up 25 stitches along the cast off edge and repeat the above instructions. Repeat until you have 7 triangles, cast off the last 5 stitches and stitch the cup closed.

Repeat for the second cup.

Stitch the cups onto the lower edge by fitting four triangles into the v opening of the lower edge of the bra. Crochet a picot edge over the upper edge.

Straps: Cast on 110 stitches, knit garter stitch for 10 rows, cast off.
Row 5: Cast off stitches 5-7 and 11-13 for buttonholes.
Row 6: Knit until buttonhole, make 3 stitches, continue, repeat.

Stitch the straps towards the back of the side triangle with the buttonholes facing the front. Stitch a button to the top of the breast cup.

Stitch press stud buttons to the back of the bra to fasten it.


I had a German friend look over the original pattern, and it seems I got it right :)


  1. Thank you for this pattern. I have been looking for something like this for a long time. Danke,danke.

    1. You're very welcome :) If you give it a go I'd love to see the resulting bra.

  2. Hello
    Im stuck on the cup part.
    Knit til there are 5 stitches on needle then pick up 25 stitches along cast off edge. Which cast off edge are you referring to?
    Thanks for sharing

    1. Hi there,
      when you knit the triangles that make up the cup of the bra the pattern tells you to knit the two last stitches of every other row together, turn the knitting and knit the next row without any decreases. Repeat these two rows until there are only five stitches left. This will leave you with a sloping edge that culminates in the five last stitches. Keep these last five stitches on the the needle and pick up 25 stitches from the sloping edge. You have now finished one wedge and are all set to knit number two. I hope this helped.

      You can find a link to this pattern on Ravelry below, please click and have a look at the other projects there, as you might find them helpful as well.

  3. Hello
    Also the 5 stitches on the needle, are they to be cast off before picking up the 25 stitches? I've never knitted a bra before so I want to make sure to get it right.

  4. Thanks for clearing that up