Knit Relief Dress with Open Shoulders
300 (350)g of silver-grey yarn (100% linen; 110m/50g);
Knitting needles 5;
Circular knitting needles 5;
Crochet hook 4.
Size: S (M).
Rib with straight rows: the quantity of sts is even. RS and WS rows: 1 selvage st, 1 purl, 1 knit st, 1 selvage st. Circlerows: * 1 purl, 1 knitst*.
Relief pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 14 + 2 selvage sts. Work due to the scheme, on which RS and WS rows are stated. Repeat pattern between selvage sts in width. Repeat 1st-12th rows.
Stockinette stitch: in RS row – knit sts, in WS row – purls.
Arches pattern: * 1 single crochet, 5 chain sts, skip 1 cm from edge*; repeat from * to *, 1 single crochet.
Stitches control: relief pattern: 20 sts x 24,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm;
Stockinette stitch: 20 sts x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Cast on 100 (114) sts and make 1,5 cm = 5 rows of rib for lower placket, start with WS row. Continue work with relief pattern. In 14,5 cm = 36 rows from lower placket, work with stockinette stitch. At the same time, bind off 1 x 1 st in the next 2nd row from both sides, starting from patterns change, 5 x 1 st in every 6th row, 3 x 1 st in every 4th row and 2 x 1 st in every 2nd row = 78 (92) sts. In 20 cm = 52 rows from patterns change, work with relief pattern in the following order, replace cross knit sts to knit sts in the 1st row: start with selvage and the last 3 sts of pattern repeat, then, repeat the pattern and finish with the first 3 sts of pattern and 1 selvage st. At the same times, starting from the last patterns change, increase 5 x 1 st in every 6th row from both sides, include the increased sts in the pattern = 88 (102) sts. In 17 cm = 42 rows from the last patterns change, work with stockinette stitch. For arm-holes, bind off 1 x 4 sts, then, 1 x 3 sts, 3 x 2 sts and 0 (4) x 1 st in every 2nd row. In 5,5 (8,5) cm = 14 (22) rows from the last pattern change, transfer the rest 62 (68) sts to the auxiliary needle.
Make in the same way, as back, but bind off the central 10 sts in 34,5 cm = 88 rows from the lower placket for neck-hole = 1st row of relief pattern and finish both sides separately, bind off sts from inwards as selvage sts. Transfer the rest 26 (29) sts to the auxiliary needle from each side at the height of back.
For plackets, transfer the previously left 26 (29) sts to the circular knitting needles of the right half of front, cast on 39 (43) sts for the right shoulder, transfer the previously left 62 (68) sts of back, cast on 39 (43) sts for left shoulder and transfer the previously left 26 (29) sts of left front of front = totally, 192 (212) sts. Now, work rib, start and finish with 1 selvage st, 1 knit st, 1 st from broaching = 193 (213) sts. In 8 cm from the beginning of placket, bind off all sts as they face.