This is a wonderful Beach Ensemble knitting AND crochet pattern from
1933. The main part of the whole suit is knit, and the edging is
The Ensemble includes and amazing backless bathing suit with a sailor like contrast trim int he front (with trunks/ gusset attached), a skirt/ cover-up, matching cape, and a charming little matching hat in crochet.
This pattern could also be altered without the trunks to make a gorgeous knit tank top.
The pattern is a size 16 which was traditionally a 34-36" bust in the 1930's.
The PDF also includes care and washing instructions for your finished garment and pictures of commonly used stitches.