Lacy Linen Camisole



The Pattern:  Shaped Lace Tee

The Designer:  Joan McGowan-Michael

The Source:  Knitting Lingerie Style

The yarn:  Mystery linen blend found at a thrift store


  • I used 4.5 and 4 mm needles
  • added about three inches to the length
  • worked the shaping for about five inches in the waist section of the body
  • worked the pattern without seams (in the round)
  • bound off with the three needle bind off
  • omitted the sleeves to make it a camisole/tank



I’m really happy with this top.  It’s super soft and comfy and fits perfectly.  I probably had enough yarn to make long sleeves but liked it just the way it is 🙂

A Lacy Cami

I’ve started a lacy camisole inspired by the Shaped Lace Tee by Joan McGowan-Michael.  The pattern is in the book, ‘Knitting Lingerie Style’.  I’m using the black linen and hoping I have enough.  I plan to lengthen the body and omit the sleeves.  Ideally I would have made long sleeves but I definitely don’t have enough to do it.


I’m knitting it in the round because I hate pointless seaming.


Lace Front Sweater from Lingerie Style

This is the Lace Front Sweater from the book ‘Knitting Lingerie Style’ by Joan McGowan-Michael. I used Elann’s ‘Mr. Joe Blanket’ (in lilac, I think), a sport weight yarn with stretch. I love the stretch…the yarn is super soft and the fit is perfect because the stretch keeps it from bagging at the elbows or anything like that. Another thing I really like about this sweater is the neckline. I was thinking about making it as a pullover…eliminating the split at the front…it would be, I think, the most comfortable v-neck pullover for winter.
It was really hard to get good pictures…I’m not much of a self-photographer, lol! I’m trying to get pictures of all my recent finished projects up.

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