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Cabled Strapless Dress


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This pretty, clever top features an elastic band that's worked right into the fabric while you knit, making folded hems and sewn-in elastic a thing of the past! The beautiful cabled detail is all done without a cable needle, using simple twisted stitches appropriate for even a novice knitter. Also featuring easily removable straps, you'll find this top will take you from the beach days of summer right into fall - just throw on a blazer and keep on wearing it! Styling suggestions are included in the pattern. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit Purl Cable stitches Working in the round Basic increases GAUGE 20 sts and 25 rounds = 4" in stockinette on larger needles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) - shown in S TO FIT: 34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46) inch bust FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Bust: 22 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34 inches, unstretched Hips: 32 (35, 38.5, 41.5, 45, 48, 51) inches Length: 25 25, 25, 27, 27, 29, 29 inches or as desired

Recommended with this pattern

  • The Unique Sheep Pima Petite 100% cotton; 265 yards per 100 gram skein; color: Spring Lilac; 3 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4 skeins
  • Rainbow Elastic Thread 1 mm Fine, 50 yds per card; color: 64 Violet; 1 card (available at Beadwrangler's Thread Shop)
  • US 6/4 mm 20-inch circular needle

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Designs by The Sexy Knitter
Designs by The Sexy Knitter
Hi! I'm Sarah Wilson, also known as the Sexy Knitter. I started crafting at a very young age and have tried a little bit of almost everything - sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, embroidery, crewel, plastic canvas, weaving, knitting, crochet, beading, jewelry making...the list goes on. These days, I am a full-time knitwear designer whose work has been seen in publications like Interweave Knits,, Knitscene Magazine, The Knitter, Your Knitting Life, and more! You can find me online at, or on social networking sites (like Twitter, Ravelry, and Etsy) as TheSexyKnitter.