Pattern: Ripple Bralette by Jessie Mae Martinson.
Yarn: TFA PureWash Fingering in Atlas, Rocket and Light Rocket (OOAK).
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OMG you guys I just realized that I haven’t done a real FO post since February! I am completely aghast! I have certainly knit loads between February and now but boy has my blogging slipped. That all changes today friends! So, here is my latest FO: The Ripple Bralette. Raise your hand if you didn’t know that you needed an ombré knit bralette in your life until now? There’s just something about this pattern that caught my eye and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I had no idea how or if I would ever wear it if I knit it but since it’s a small, fun project it didn’t seem like that much of a risk to cast on with leftover odds and ends even if I never wore it out. The good news is, I have worn it out, I have the perfect backless top to wear it under (scroll to the bottom of this post for a pic). I love that top and with this bralette t’s a match made in heaven.
The pattern is perfectly written. Every simple detail well thought out and accounted for. The pattern doesn’t specify any gradient and it’s just as effective knit in a single colour but if you’re going to knit a fun little piece like this why not go all the way with the fun factor? Jessie Mae is a relatively new-to-me designer (I think I discovered her work last spring) and I’m excited to now be following her. I’ve got my eye on her Diaphanous Raglan and am already plotting colours and sleeve style. Of course I’d be remiss if I mentioned Jessie Mae’s designs and didn’t mention the tremendous work she’s doing for size inclusivity in the knitting world. If you don’t yet follow her on Instagram, do it!
You know, even if I didn’t own this backless top, or wasn’t comfortable wearing something backless, I’d still be happy to own this knit bra - it would be a fun little knitted secret that I would wear under sweatshirts in the winter. There’s something about a knit like this that isn’t necessarily for all to see that feels extra special. It puts a little pep in my step knowing that I’m wearing something that I knit just for me.