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Nurture Bralette - Knitting Pattern

Nurture Bralette - Knitting Pattern

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Nurture yourself with this delicate bralette. Designed with fit and comfort in mind. Comes in 9 finished bust sizes and personalized bust shaping. So comfortable you’ll forget you’re wearing it! Can be worn on its own, or as a beautiful layering piece. It makes for a great training bra too.

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Worked top down seamlessly, without grafting, and minimal finishing. Just weave in the ends and block!

The lace is both charted and written out row by row, it can also be skipped completely.

Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced

Included Modifications:

The pattern includes modification options to help you make a piece that will fit right into your wardrobe.

  1. Altering strap length to raise or lower the neckline.
  2. Altering the waist shaping to better fit you.
  3. Lengthening the body
  4. Adding a bow to the straps
  5. Widening the center of the GSRs to better fit a rounder breast.
  6. Moving the apex of the GSRs closer to the center front.
  7. Widening the straps

This pattern has been professionally tech edited, and test knit.

Updated 4/6/2024 to correct a typo and add some quality of life improvements like hyperlinks. The progress charts have also been reorganized by size, for easier use.

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The bralette is meant to be worn with 8” / 20 cm of negative ease (smaller than your actual measurement) at the bust. Graded to fit an actual bust of 31.5” - 61.5” / 79 cm - 154 cm.

The under bust (stretched) should also be at least 2” / 5 cm smaller than your actual measurement, (modifiable).

Prioritize the bust measurement when choosing a size, the underbust can be modified.

Each size has at least 5 short row cups sizes (with more cup sizes in the larger sizes). A different cup size can be worked for each breast.

See the schematic and size charts in the photos for more details.


26.5 sts and 38 rows in 4” / 10 cm in stockinette st on (Larger) needles, after blocking.

25 sts and 38 rows in 4” / 10 cm in the lace ribbing pattern on (Smaller) needles, after blocking and stretching from wear.

Needles & Notions

(Larger) US 2.5 / 3.0 mm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge after blocking.

(Smaller) US 1.5 / 2.5 mm circular needles for the ribbing, or size needed to obtain ribbing gauge.

10+ stitch markers (including some removable ones), darning needle, scissors.

(Optional) Waste yarn or extra cords for putting stitches on hold. The pattern uses the cord of the working needle to hold sts, but you may prefer to have them on a separate holder.

(Optional) Thin elastic thread to reinforce the ribbing.


Shibui Knits Lunar 1, 1, 2, (2, 2, 2) {2, 2, 2} skeins (401 yards / 365 meters per 50 g) 60% Merino / 40 % silk; held double.

OR 160, 200, 210, (240, 260, 300) {330, 350, 390} yards / 146, 182, 192, (220, 238, 274) {302, 320, 356} meters of comparable fingering weight yarn held single.

For a non wool alternative I recommend Hikoo Cobasi, the elasticized nylon helps it retain it’s shape well.

Choose a yarn that you will enjoy wearing next to skin.

This yardage is just an estimate, depending on the amount of German short rows worked you may require more or less yarn.

Brown sample is Shibui Knits Lunar in “Mineral”

Teal sample is Filcolana Arwetta in “146 Green”

Purple sample is The Wicked Knittah Merino Silk Fingering 50/50 in a OOAK colowary.


Some of the techniques include:
Long tail provisional CO
Italian BO
German Short Rows
K2tog, K3tog
Half twisted rib
Slipping sts
PU sts from I-Cord
Knit on CO

What’s Included

There are multiple PDFs.

  1. The main pattern
  2. The GSR modifications
  3. The strap modifications to make them wide
  4. Progress charts for the neckline and armhole shaping

You will receive a total of 8 PDFs, one set in English and the second in French.

-Illustrations throughout the pattern as visual reference for tricky parts

-Multiple bust dart options per size

-Special techniques section with links to video tutorials

-Prompt pattern support