Stripped Summer Dress
300 (300) 350g of yarn (70% viscose, 30% silk; 125m/50g) in light-yellow color;
100 (100) 150g of the same yarn, but in white and grey colors (each);
Knitting needles 4.
Size: S (M) L.
Rib: the quantity of sts is multiple 3 + 1 + 2 selvage sts. Start and finish every row with 1 selvage sts.
RS rows: * 1 knit st, 2 purls*; repeat from * to *, finish with 1 knit st.
WS rows: as sts face.
Relief pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 6 + 1 + 2 selvage sts. Work due to the scheme, on which only RS rows are stated. Make WS rows as they face, yarn overs as purls. Start with 1 selvage st, pattern repeat, finish with st after pattern repeat and 1 selvage st. Repeat 1st-4th rows.
Stockinette stitch: in RS row – knit sts, in WS row – purls.
Stripes order: * 12 light-yellow rows, 4 white rows, 8 grey rows, 20 light-yellow rows, 12 white rows, 8 grey rows*; repeat from * to *.
Marked decreases in RS row: from the right edge: 1 selvage st, knit2tog to the left; from the left edge: cross purl2tog before 1 selvage st.
Stitches control: 26,5 sts x 31,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Cast on 81 (93) 105 sts with light-yellow yarn and make 1,5 cm with rib for placket. Continue work with relief pattern, following stripes order. In 75 cm = 236 rows (72,5 cm = 228 rows) 70 cm = 220 rows from placket, decrease 1 x 1 st for raglan chamfer from both sides, then, decrease 21 (25) 29 x 1 st in every 2nd row and 4 x 1 st in every row. In 90 cm = 284 rows from placket, leave the rest 29 (33) 37 sts.
Make in the same way, as back.
Cast on 15 sts with light-yellow yarn and make 1,5 cm with rib for placket. Continue work with relief pattern with yellow yarn. In 75 cm = 236 rows (72,5 cm = 228 rows) 70 cm = 220 rows form placket, make 2 sts out of central st for arm-holes, divide your work between these 2 sts and both sides of 8 sts, finish each side separately. In 90 cm = 284 rows from placket, leave sts.
Sew side details between front and back, sew one half to raglan front chamfer, another half to raglan back chamfer. For self-belt, cast on the previously left 8 sts of the 1st side detail, 29 (33) 37 sts of front, 8 sts of the 2nd side detail and work on all 45 (49) 53 sts with stockinette stitch. In 2,5 cm, bind off all sts, fold the placket in half and sew from WS. Make a cord of 80 cm long with light-yellow yarn and insert in the front and back self-belt.