Dress with Lace Diamonds
Yarn: 500 g (90% acrylic, 10% nylon, yardage = 245 m/100 g); one circular needle size 3 mm (US 2.5).
Rib Pattern: K2, P2 Rib.
Lace Diamonds Pattern:
Work according to chart. Chart only shows odd-numbered rnds.
On even-numbered rnds, work all sts as they appear; work yos K or as indicated.
in Diamond Pattern: 27 sts and 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
With circular needle size 3 mm, cast on 240 sts (= 8 patt reps) and join to work in rnds, then work 12 rnds in Rib Patt.
Then work 158 rows in Diamond Pattern (= 3 row reps) and divide work in half.
Back (over 120 sts):
Work 96 more rows in Diamond Pattern (= 2 row reps) and bind off sts.
Front (over 120 sts):
Work 71 rows in Diamond Pattern (= 1.5 row reps).
Neck Shaping: On Row 230 from rib, bind off center 30 sts and on either side of them 1 stitch 10 times every other row.
On Row 255 from rib, bind off rem 35 sts each side for shoulders.
Sew shoulder seams.
With circular needle size 3 mm, pick up 152 sts along armhole edge (= 5 patt reps + 2 selv sts).
Then work 96 rows in Diamond Pattern (= 2 row reps).
Sleeve Shaping: Bind off 1 stitch every 2nd row 43 times at each end = 66 sts.
Work 14 rows in Rib Pattern and bind off all sts.
Sew side and sleeve seams.
Neckband: With circular needle, pick up 104 sts evenly around neck edge and work 6 rnds in Rib Patt. Then bind off all sts as they appear.