The best suggestion that I can give you is about making the math a little easier. Each pattern repeat for Orangina is 9 stitches. You just have to figure out exactly how many lace repeats you need to get the right width, esp. since there isn’t any shaping. So, just for argument’s sake, say that 1 repeat = 2″. So if you measure 32″ around, then you need 1/2 that for one side of your shirt, so 16″. You would need 8 lace repeats, or 9×8 stitches, or 72 stitches, then add 4 more for the +4 that the lace requires, or 76 stitches.

Your own math might not come out quite so evenly, and I would not be afraid to let the circumference around the bust be a little smaller than your actual size, so that it does give you a nice, slim fitting garment.

If you notice, the way the designer sized this garment was just adding or subtracting lace repeats, so it is a simple as knowing how large each pattern repeat is at whatever gauge you are knitting, and knitting the right number of lace repeats to make the proper circumference.

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