I have finished the cups so now it is on to the body of this slip. First of all I have to calculate the stitches required at the hem.
I’m going to knit it in the round and the lace repeat is 9 stitches. Tension is 20 stitches to 4″.
The pattern schematics shows 56.5″ for the hem however with the heavier weight a closer fit would be better so around 44″. (11×20=220 stitches, adjust for full patterns 225 stitches)
31.5″ at the top means 157 stitches (as per pattern)
Length required is 15″. Row count is 28 rows to 4″.
With 4 stitches decreased in each decrease row I need 17 decrease rows, up to the hip I will decrease every 6 rows, then knit straight to get the length I want.
Once I’ve done that I will decide whether I want the band of lace under the bra top that is in the original pattern or whether I will leave it plain. The issue with this is there will then be 3 layers of 8ply in the seam under the bust.
(Edited because my maths was wrong – I shouldn’t do these calc’s on Sunday mornings)