Blue Knit Dress with Cables
600g of turquoise yarn (50% wool, 50% polyacryl; 150m/100g);
Knitting needles 5.
Fancy pattern: 1st row: * 1 knit st, 1 purl*; repeat from * to *;
2nd row: in RS row – purls, in WS rows – knit sts.
Repeat the 2nd row.
Stitches control: 17 sts x 23 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Cast on 84 sts and work in the following way: 1 selvage st, 11 sts of fancy pattern, 6 sts of cable A, 12 purls, 6 sts of cable A, 12 sts of fancy pattern, 6 sts of cable B, 12 purls, 6 sts of cable B, 11 sts of fancy pattern, 1 selvage st. In 5 rows, increase 2 stsforallcables = 92 sts. Make 2 rows and make first cables interweaving in the next row. In 10 cm from the set-up row, decrease 2 sts in the stripe of 12 sts of fancy pattern at the same time as cables interweaving, for this, make the last st of cable together with the 1st st of fancy pattern in the end of stripe and make the last st of fancy pattern together with the 1st st of cable. Make such decreases x 6 times. After that, make decreases in the stripes of 12 purls and 11 sts of fancy pattern. In 45 cm = 74 sts make extra rows with cables interweaving in the stripes of fancy pattern, i.e. in every 8 rows.
Make 30 cm this way, after that, divide sts in half for neck-hole and finish each side separately, after making selvage st from broaching = 38 sts. In 15 cm, bind off 3 x 10 sts, 1 x 8 sts for shoulder chamfer. Make the second side in the same way.
Make in the same way, as back, but start making neck-hole in 60 cm from the set-up row.
Make shoulder, side seams, leave 30 cm form each side for arm-holes.