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
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
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
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: