Mayfaire Camisole

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I have a new free pattern out from the lovely folks at Classic Elite.  A perfect quick knit for the last days of summer. Ok, I know, summer is going to last for 2-3 more months here in sunny Florida, but for the rest of you normal seasonal people, this is nice and quick. If you live in Florida, take your time. It's made out of Classic Silk by Classic Elite which is a very yummy blend of silk and cotton with a bit of nylon. It works up into a nice lightweight summer fabric and even stockinette fabric in this yarn has character.

Photos by Meg Myers

The camisole has reinforced garter stitch straps (to prevent stretching) and is edged in a lovely Plantation Lace pattern. Hence the name of a camisole - the Mayfaire Plantation is prominent in a series of Anne Rice books I read when I was younger and didn't have children to tend and knitting design work to do!

The pattern is free and comes in sizes from a 30" to 50" bust.  I think it would work best with zero to negative ease - as there is full fashioned shaping on the waist. Go and grab your free Classic Silk Mayfaire Camisole pattern from the Classic Elite Webletter site. Better yet, sign up for the webletter. It's a new pattern e-mailed to you every single week!