Transverse Cable Dress
Yarn: 500 g (50% Wool, 50% Acrylic, yardage = 240 m/100 g); one circular needle size 4 mm (US 6).
Rib Pattern (RS rows): alt K2, P2.
On WS rows, work all sts as they appear.
Rib Pattern (RS rnds): alt K2, P2.
St st in rnds: knit.
Garter st (gst): RS and WS rows P.
Work according to chart 1. Only RS rows are shown; on WS rows, work sts as they appear.
Repeat Rows 1-42 throughout.
Work according to chart 3 in rnds. Only odd-numbered rnds are shown; on even-numbered rnds, work sts as they appear.
Work rows 1-106 once, then rep rows 51-113 throughout.
Dress consists of upper and lower parts.
For lower part, cast on 180 sts and work 10 cm in Rib Patt in rnds.
Cont to work in St st. At the same time, work in Fancy Pattern in rnds on left side of front.
When piece measures 64 cm from cast on, bind off sts.
Work upper part tog with sleeves, from one sleeve to other.
For sleeve, cast on 54 sts and work 9 cm in Rib Patt back and forth in rows.
Inc 12 sts evenly spaced across last row.
Then cont as foll: selv st, 10 sts in gst, 30 sts in Cable Patt, 24 sts in gst, selv st.
For shoulder slant, in the middle of piece, inc 1 st 20 times on each RS row.
Cont until piece measures 24 cm from beg. Then bind off 10 sts at each end at one go.
Then cont as foll: selv st, 30 sts in Cable Patt, 34 sts in gst, selv st.
Neckline Shaping: When piece meas 33 cm from cast on, divide sts: 30 sts for back, 36 sts for front.
Work both parts separately.
When piece measures 57 cm from cast on, join both sides and work together.
At the same time, for other shoulder slant, in the middle of piece, dec 1 st 20 times on each RS row.
Cont until piece measures 66 cm from beg. Then cast on new 10 sts at each end at one go.
When piece measures 82 cm from cast on, dec 12 sts evenly across last row.
Cont in Rib Pattern.
When piece measures 90 cm from cast on, bind off sts.
Fold in half and close sleeve seams 24 cm each.
Sew lower part to upper part.
For collar, pick up selv sts evenly around outer neck edge and work 20 cm in Rib Pattern in rnds.