Monday, 23 May 2016

Knitting Knotes - Midnight Cables

This was going to be a jumper but I like sleeveless tops as they keep you warm but you don't overheat.

Oh I needed the black Aran for another project I have in mind.

Yarn: 600g Black Aran
Needles: 4.5mm, 4.5mm circular, 5mm, cable needle
Measurements: Length - 70 cm, Chest - 110cm

Cable pattern = over 16 sts
Knit 4 rows as set.
Row 5 - 2 purl, C6F. C6B. 2 purl
Row 6 as set


Using 4.5mm 
Cast on 106 sts and knit 2x2 rib for 25 rows.
in to 126 on next rib row.

Change to 5mm
Set up row
Knit 9 **/ 16 pattern ( 2 purl, 12 knit, 2 purl) / Knit 7** Repeat from ** to ** 4 times then pattern 16 again then Knit 9.
Keeping 6 row pattern complete for 80 rows

Decrease for armhole****
Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Decrease 1 st each of next 6 rows.
Dec 1 st each end of next 5 alt rows.

Continue till arm measures 24cm.

Put middle 46 on holder = 40 each side
Decrease 10sts at neck  x 1
Decrease 6 sts at neck  x 1
Cast off

Front - same to ****

Keep arm shaping as above at same time work on front divide.

Put centre 2 on a pin
Dec at neck edge to 24 sts
Match length of back
Cast off.

Neck edge: 46 across back and 70 down each side - keep centre 2 as knit in 2x2 rib.
Dec at centre each round: k 2 tog/ knit 2 centre / s1kipsso
Knit 12 rows

Arm edge: 112 2x2 rib - 7 rows.

Just for an extra bonus here are my late spring garden highlights:

1 comment:

  1. Your sweater looks great. I'm always drawn to cable patterns but never seem to actually knit any.


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