Lace Striped Dress
Sizes: 8/10 (US 6/8).
350 g Alpina Lily (100% mercerized cotton, 175 m per 50 g), one pair quick knit needles size 2,5 mm (US 1,5) and crochet hook size 2,5 mm (US B).
Work according to chart. Only RS rows are shown.
On WS rows work all sts as they appear, purl yos.
Work rows 1 - 14 once, then repeat rows 3 - 14.
Reverse stocking stitch (Rev st st): Work RS rows P and WS rows K.
Gauge: 23 sts and 33 rows = 10 x 10 сm.
Cast on 143 sts and cont as foll: selv st, 12 sts in Rev st st, * 23 sts in Lace Stripes, 24 sts in Rev st st, rep from * once more, 23 sts in Lace Stripes, 12 sts in Rev st st, selv st.
Side Shaping: Purl 2 first and 2 last sts tog in each stripe of Rev sts st on every 15th row 10 times (except purl sts of sidelines).
When work measures 50 cm = 165 R from beg, inc 1 stitch at each end every 8th row 8 times after and before selv st.
Armhole Shaping: When work measures 71 cm = 233 R from beg, bind off 2 sts at each end and 1 stitch on next alt row.
Shoulder Shaping: Inc 1 stitch at each end of next row, 1 stitch every 4th row once, 1 stitch every 6th row 5 times and 1 stitch on next 8th row once.
When work measures 16 cm = 54 R from beg, bind off 5 sts at each end every alt row twice and 6 sts twice, then bind off rem 16 sts for each shoulder.
Neckline Shaping: At same time, bind off center 28 sts and 3 sts on next alt row once at both neck edges.
Work like back, but with deeper neckline.
Neckline Shaping: When work measures 3 cm = 7 R from beg armhole, divide work at center and complete both sides separately.
Then bind off 3 sts on next alt row, 5 sts every alt row twice and 1 stitch every 4th row 5 times at both neck edges.
When work measures 16 cm from beg, bind off 5 sts at each end every alt row twice and 6 sts twice, then bind off rem 16 sts for each shoulder.
Then bind off rem sts for shoulders.
Sew side seam and join shoulder seams.
With crochet hook, work 1 rnd sc and 1 rnd crab st (= sc from left to right) around neck edge.