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Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

Seamless Cable Dress

Difficulty level: Experienced

Free Dress Knitting Pattern

Size: 8/10 (38/40)

Materials:
Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn, color Papaya Heather, 50 g / 100 m (110 yards) - 14 skeins. (A)
Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn, color Oyster Heather, 50 g / 100 m (110 yards) - 4 skeins. (B)

Needles: circular 4 (3.5 mm) 24" (60 cm) and 6 (4.0 mm) 24" (60 cm) and 21" (53 cm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE. Cable needle.

Gauge for Broken Rib: 19 x 24 = 4" x 4" (10 cm)

The dress is worked from the hem to the top in rounds without seams.

Patterns:

Broken Rib:
multiple of 2
Row 1:*k1, p1*, repeat from * to *
Row 2: all purl
Repeat rows 1-2

Diamond on 12 sts: 2.5" (6.25 cm)

Notes:
Back Cross (BC) - sl1 p st to dpn and hold in back, k2, then p the st from dpn.
Front Cross (FC) - sl2 sts to dpn and hold in front, p1, then k2 from dpn
Cable 4 Front (C4F) - sl2 on cable needle and hold in front, k2, k2 from the cn
Rounds 1 and 2: p1, k2, p6, k2, p1
Round 3: p1, FC, p4, BC, p1
Round 4: p2, k2, p4, k2, p2
Round 5: p2, FC, p2, BC, p2
Round 6: p3, k2, p2, k2, p3
Round 7: p3, FC, BC, p3
Round 8: p4, k4, p4
Round 9: p4, C4F (sl2 on cable needle and hold in front, k2, k2 from the cn), p4
Round 10: 4p, 4k, 4p
Round 11: p3, BC, FC, p3
Round 12: p3, k2, p2, k2, p3
Round 13: p2, BC, p2, FC, p2
Round 14: p2, k2, p4, k2, p2
Round 15: p1, BC, p4, FC, p1
Round 16: p1, k2, p6, k2, p1

 

Interlocking Trellis on 26 sts: 5" (13 cm)
Back Cross (BC) - sl1 p st to dpn and hold in back, k2, then p the st from dpn
Front Cross (FC) - sl2 sts to dpn and hold in front, p1, then k2 from dpn
Cable 4 Front (C4F) - sl2 on cable needle and hold in front, k2, k2 from the cn
Rounds 1 and 2: p1, k2, p8, k4, p8, k2, p1
Round 3: p1, FC, p6, BC, FC, p6, BC, p1
Round 4: p2, k2, p6, k2, p2, k2, p6, k2, p2
Round 5: p2, FC, p4, BC, p2, FC, p4, BC, p2
Round 6: p3, k2, p4, k2, p4, k2, p4, k2, p3
Round 7: p3, FC, p2, BC, p4, FC, p2, BC, p3
Round 8: p4, k2, p2, k2, p6, k2, p2, k2, p4
Round 9: p4, FC,BC, p6, FC, BC, p4
Round10: p5, k4, p8, k4, p5
Round11: p5, C4F, p8, C4F, p5
Rounds 12, 13, 14: p5, k4, p8, k4, p5
Round 15: p5, C4F, p8, C4F, p5
Round 16: p5, k4, p8, k4, p5
Round 17: p4, BC,FC, p6, BC,FC, p4
Round 18: p4, k2, p2, k2, p6, k2, p2, k2, p4
Round 19: p3, BC, p2, FC, p4, BC, p2, FC, p3
Round 20: p3, k2, p4, k2, p4, k2, p4, k2, p3
Round 21: p2, BC, p4, FC, p2, BC, p4, FC, p2
Round 22: p2, k2, p6, k2, p2, k2, p6, k2, p2
Round 23: p1, BC, p6, FC,BC, p6, FC, p1
Round 24: p1, k2, p8, k4, p8, k2, p1
Round 25: p1, k2, p8, C4F, p8, k2, p1
Round 26: p1, k2, p8, k4, p8, k2, p1
Rounds 27and 28: p1, k2, p8, k4, p8, k2, p1
Round 29: p1, k2, p8, C4F, p8, k2, p1
Repeat from Round 2

 


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Rolled Ridge (calculated as one row in the pattern)
Rounds 1-4: purl
Round 5: Pick up each stich from the 1st round and knit together with each stitch from the 4th round, forming a rolled ridge

Directions

With circular needles #6 cast on 172 sts of color A. Place marker for the beginning and join. Knit 86 sts, place the second marker for the center of round, knit to the end.
Next 12 rounds work Broken Rib. Move markers every round to mark the beginning and the center of the round
Round 13: 8 sts broken rib, 12 sts diamond, 10 sts broken rib, 26 sts trellis, 10 sts broken rib, 12 sts trellis, 8 sts broken rib
Work 132 rounds as described in round 13.

Divide for armholes
In the 132nd round: work up to 5 sts before the beginning marker, bind off next 8 sts for underarm
Go on working the 133rd round, work to 3 sts before the central marker, bind off next 8 sts for underarm. Finish the round. There must be 76 sts in the back and 80 sts in the front. Place markers on the first and last sts of the front, on the first and last sts of the back. These will be raglan lines.

Sleeves
With the circular needles #6 (21") cast on 34 sts of color A. Place marker for the beginning and join. Work Broken Rib the next 20 rounds
In the 21st round: 11 sts broken rib, 12 sts diamond, 11 sts broken rib
Increase by 1 st before and after the marker (2 sts in a round) in the following rounds: 22, 24, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70, 74, 78, 82. Make 86 rounds. There will be 68 sts. In the 87th round work up to 4 sts before the marker, bind off next 8 sts for underarm. Place markers at the first and the last sts.

Yoke
With longer circular needles #6:
work across 60 sleeve sts as described in the sleeve section;
across 80 front sts: 27 sts broken rib, 26 sts trellis, 27 sts broken rib;
across 60 sleeve sts as described in the sleeve section;
across 76 back sts - 25 sts broken rib, 26 sts trellis, 25 sts broken rib.
Place markers at the first and last st of every part.
Work three rounds.
In the 4th round: *ssk, work up to 2 sts before marker, k2tog; repeat 3 more times, at each marker - 8 sts decreased in this round.
Repeat decrease by 8 sts in every 4th round: 8, 12 and 16.
Then decrease every other round 20 times: in the rounds 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34,36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56.
At the same time:
Round 17: change to needles #4 and work Rolled Ridge with the color B
Round 18: *k1, p1* to the end. (Remember to decrease - see above)
Round 19: work Rolled Ridge with the color A
Rounds 20-56: color B, needles #6, Broken Rib. (Decrease on even numbered rounds - see above)

Shaping the back neck with short rows:
Round 51: Work to the front, to 5 sts after the left front marker; place a marker. Place another marker 5 sts before the right front marker. Now work back and forth (to the back of the neck) between the new markers.
Round 52: Work the row on the wrong side, making decreases, stop 1 st before the new marker, turn
Round 53: Work the row on the right side, stop 1 st before the new marker, turn
Round 54: Work the row on the wrong side, making decreases, stop 2 st before the new marker, turn
Round 55: Work the row on the right side, stop 2 st before the new marker, turn
Round 56: Work the row on the wrong side, making decreases, stop 3 st before the new marker, turn

Collar:
Needles #4.
Work in rounds again.
Round 1, color B: knit
Round 2, color B: *k5, sl 1* repeat 14 times
Rounds 3-5, color A: *p5, sl1* repeat 14 times
Round 6, color B: knit
Round 7, color B: k3, sl1, *k5, sl1* repeat 13 times, k2
Rounds 8-10, color A: p3, sl1, *p5, sl1* repeat 13 times, p2
Round 11, color B: knit
Round 12, color B: *k5, sl 1* repeat 14 times
Round 13-15, color B: *p5, sl1* repeat 14 times
Rounds 16, color B - knit
Rounds 17-21, color B - purl
Round 18: Bind off all sts

Finishing:
Sew the underarm seams.



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