Queen of Hearts and Wonder Woman Bikinis by Catherine Stinson

Queen of Hearts and Wonder Woman Bikinis

September 2004
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch (St st)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
378 yards (346 m)
To fit bust: A (B, C, D) cup; To fit hips: 36 (38, 40, 42) inches
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Errata available: knithappens.com web.archive.org

Pattern Description from Stitch ‘N Bitch: “A lady in my Stitch ‘N Bitch got everyone into a tizzy a couple of years ago when she arrived with a pattern for a knit bikini she’d found on the Internet. Well, she knit the bottoms, and they were such a crazy wide shape that they became the ‘butt’ of many a Stitch ‘N Bitch joke. We’d sit around brainstorming uses for the, since they obviously couldn’t be used as bikini bottoms--slingshot was the favorite suggestion. I tried the pattern myself, and the bottoms ended up so small that I couldn’t get them on, even after several tries at making them bigger. We burned that pattern in frustration. Through trial, error, and lots of standing naked in front of the mirror, I came up with something that works. The first prototype was made just in time for a Valentine’s Day party, so obviously it had to be red with pink hearts. The Wonder Woman thunderbolts were more of a springtime invention. This is a cute, slightly slutty string bikini. Make it in a cotton/lycra blend and head to the beach, or make it in something soft and fuzzy for use behind closed doors.”


  • Small (Medium, Large, Extra-Large)
  • To fit bust: A (B, C, D) cup
  • To fit hips: 36 (38, 40, 42) inches

Skills: Cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, intarsia, read chart, crochet chain, single crochet, bind off


  • Classic Elite Star (99% cotton/1%lycra; 50g/126yds) QUEEN OF HEARTS
  • MC: 2 skeins #5158 Scarlet
  • CC: 1 skein #5119 Blush WONDER WOMAN
  • MC: 2 skeins #5149 Indigo Bunting
  • CC: 1 skein #5168 Firefly
  • US 6 (4mm) knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 1 yard ¼“ elastic for waistband OR bikini-style panties
  • G/6 crochet hook

Note from Stitch ‘n Bitch: “The finished bikini pieces are quite small, but they are intended to be worn stretched, to fit. If you’re bigger than a D cup, you could try adding a few stitches to make it bigger, though a knit string bikini might not be the thing for you anyway.”

Pattern on pages 224-227.