Acorn Camisole by Shirley Paden

Acorn Camisole

May 2005
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
544 - 680 yards (497 - 622 m)
28½ (34½, 40¼, 46½) (72.5 [87.5, 102, 118] cm) chest/bust circumference.
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Interweave SKU: EP0022

Pattern description from Interweave Knits, Summer 2005:
Shirley Paden blends an intricate, traditional lace pattern with a contemporary silhouette for a garment that is both timeless and trend-conscious. The decreases and increases worked in the wavy stitch pattern form distinct scallops at the lower edge. The front is shaped into a modified bra top; the back is bound off straight across with a bit of elastic thread that helps to keep the camisole comfortably fitted.

Finished Size: 28½ (34½, 40¼, 46½) (72.5 [87.5, 102, 118] cm) chest/bust circumference.

Yarn: Filatura di Crosa Millefili Fine (100% mercerized cotton; 136 yd [124 m]/50 g): #182 gray 4 (4, 5, 5) balls. Yarn distributed by Tahki/Stacy Charles.

Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm) and size 6 (4 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; markers (m); stitch holders; safety pins, size E/4 crochet hook; 20 yd (20 m) gray or clear elastic thread for working upper edge of back.

Additional Gauge: 33 sts = 6” (15 cm) wide and 44 rows = 6¾“ (17 cm) high in acorn patt on larger needles

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2005


  • The back and front contain an exact number or rows to the armhole, with no allowance for adjusting the length, in order to accommodate the planned decreases for the neckline.
  • Knit the first and last stitch of every row for selvedge stitches; these selvedge stitches are not shown on the chart.
  • Work waist and neckline decreases as follows: Right-side rows: Work first 3 sts as k1 (selvedge st), ssk; work last 3 sts as k2tog, k1 (selvedge st). Wrong-side rows: Work first 3 sts as k1 (selvedge st), p2tog; work last 3 sts as ssp, k1 (selvedge st).
  • If there are not enough stitches as a result of shaping or sizing to work a yarnover or decrease with its companion decrease or yarnover, work the stitches in St st. If there is only one yarnover to compensate for a double decrease (instead of the required two yarnovers), convert the double decrease to a single decrease, and work both the yarnover the and single decrease; this is particularly important when shaping the fronts.