I got this bra pattern from Interweave Knits' website.
I knit the purple part as written, but I simplified the attachment points on the sides and just knit a faux i-cord up from the cups for the cords.
Faux i-cord: slip1, knit1, slip1. Turn. Purl across. Turn. Repeat for desired length.
It makes a cord that is a little bit flattened, but only a little.
If I make it again I'm going to knit the plain pattern without dividing/shaping for longer so it gives a little more coverage. (I love it as is, but it is definitely skimpy on me).
And here is the Fembot, modelling for me because I'm too wussy to put that much skin on the internet. But Fembot has no shame, as you can see in the following pictures. ;^)
And the back? How does that work??? :^)
I will show you how my straps cross in the back b/c I'm nice that way, even though the original pattern failed to bother with such a useful picture.
This knit was a quick little flash in the pan. I finished the whole thing in just 4 days. But I'm gearing up for a long-term commitment: I recently ordered yarn to make my Sahara. I can hardly wait!