Thursday, 3 January 2013

Knitting Knotes - Sparkly Twinkly Cables





Yarn: Adriafil Giada 9 skeins
Needles: 3.75 mm, 4.00 mm, 3.25 mm (Circular), cable needle
Finished Measurements:

  • Chest - 42 inches
  • Length - 24.5 inches
  • Length to armhole 14.5 inches

Instructions for the back:

  • Cast on 146sts using 3.75mm needles.
  • Change to 4mm needles.
  • Row 1 - P16, *K6, P12, K6* repeat to last 16 - purl them.
  • Row 2 - work stitches as set.
  • Rows 3 to 6 - repeat 1 and 2.
  • Row 7 - P16 *cable 3 to the back, K3 then K3 from cable needle, P12, C3B* repeat to last 16 - purl. 
  • Row 8 - work stitches as set.
These 8 rows form the pattern - keep correct throughout.

  • Repeat until you have 13 cables completed - end on a row 8.
Armholes
  • Cast off 8 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows.
  • Decrease 1 stitch at each end for the next 14 rows = 102 sts. ***
  • Continue until you have 24 cables complete - end on row 8.
  • Cast off 30, knit middle 42 onto 3.25mm circular needle, cast off 30.

Instructions for front:

Same to ***

V-Neck
  • Knit to middle 2 stitches - put them on a safety pin, turn.
  • Decrease 1 st - work to end.
  • Continue to decrease on wrong side rows only until 30 stitches remain.
  • Work until 24 cables have been completed, finish on row 8 - cast off
  • Work across stitches waiting.
  • Decrease on wrong side row as above and complete to match. 
Neckline
  • Using 3.25mm circular needle - K1 P1 across 42 stitches at back of neck.
  • Pick up and K1 P1 - 58 stitches down the left side of the neck. 
  • K2tog for the 2 middle stitches on a safety pin.
  • Pick up and K1 P1 - 58 stitches up the right side of the neck.
  • Row 1 K1 P1 all the way round.
  • Row 2 - 6 = K1 P1 until 2 sts before middle stitch - S1 K1 PSSO, Knit middle stitch, knit 2 tog, K1 P1 to end of row. 
  • Cast off loosely.
Armholes x 2
  • Pick up and K1 P1 - 72 stitches along each arm edge = 144 stitches in total.
  • K1 P1 rib for 6 rows.
  • Cast off loosely
I sewed up the seams with a similar coloured DK because Giada is a bit bumpy with the sequins. 
Weave all ends in and block!



1 comment:

  1. I think this top is beautiful, a real classic for any wardrobe. I must get round to making it one day.

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