Open Shoulders Grey Dress
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 should be even. RS and WS rows: 1 selvage st, * 1 purl, 1 knit st*; repeat from * to *, 1 selvage st.
Relief pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 14 + 2 selvage sts. Work due to the scheme, on which both RS and WS rows are stated. Repeat the pattern between selvage sts. Repeat 1st-12th rows.
Stockinette stitch: in RS row – knit sts, in WS row – purls.
Arched pattern: * 1 single crochet, 5 chain sts, step back 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 for better fitting, 5 x 1 st in every 6th row, 3 x 1 st in every 4th row, 2 x 1 st in every 2nd row = 78 (92) sts. In 20 cm = 52 rows from pattern change, work with relief pattern in the following way, change cross knit sts to knit sts: start with 1 selvage st and the last 3 sts of pattern repeat, pattern repeat, finish with the first 3 sts of pattern repeat and 1 selvage st. At the same time, starting from the last patterns change, increase 5 x 1 st in every 6th row, include the increased sts in the pattern = 88 (102) sts. In 17 cm = 42 rows from the last row of patterns change, continue work with stockinette stitch. For arm-holes, bind off 1,5 cm = 4 rows from the last patterns change from both sides, then bind off 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 patterns change, leave the rest 62 (68) sts on the auxiliary needle.
Make in the same way, as back, bind off 10 sts for neck-hole in 34,5 cm = 88 rows from the lower placket = 1st row of relief pattern and finish both sides separately, make sts from inner side as selvage sts. Leave the rest 26 (29) sts of shoulder from each side to the auxiliary needle at the height of back.
For placket, transfer the previously left 26 (29) sts of right front, cast on 39 (43) sts of the right shoulder, 62 (68) sts of back, 39 (43) sts of left shoulder and 26 (29) sts of left front = totally, 192 (212) sts. Then, work with rib.