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Cable Summer Top

TEST KNITTING CALL


Deadline: 28th April 2024 (release 3rd May)



Sizes: A (B, C, D, E) (F, G, H, I)


Actual garment size measured at the bust: 26 (30, 34, 38, 42) (46, 50, 54, 58)” / 66 (76, 86, 96, 106) (117, 127, 137, 147) cm


To fit bust sizes up to: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46) (50, 54, 58, 60)” / 76 (86, 96, 106, 117) (127, 137, 147, 157) cm


Choosing your size and fit: The stated measurements are for the actual garment, choose a size with your desired ease, between 1”/2.5 cm - 4”/10 cm negative ease is recommended. Sample is size B worn on 34”/86 cm bust with 4”/10 cm negative ease.

 

Yarn: Sample knitted in Sandnes Sunday (235m/50g). Any yarn that meets the gauge may be used.


Note: As this top is knit with negative ease you should use a yarn with some stretch, 100% cotton, linen, bamboo or other plant based fibres will not have sufficient stretch. Choose yarns with some wool content, cotton/merino blends will likely work well.


Yardage:

 

140 (160, 175, 190, 210) (230, 250, 270, 290) grams / 658 (752, 822, 893, 987) (1081, 1175, 1269, 1363) metres

 

Needles: 2.5 mm & 3 mm circular needles and/or DPNs

 

Needle sizes are recommended, choose a size needed to achieve gauge, the smaller needle should be 0.5 mm smaller than the larger needle.

 

Gauge: 28 stitches & 38 rows per 4” / 10 cm in cable pattern on larger needles after blocking. If you find that your flat and in the round gauge differ a lot, check both a flat and in the round gauge swatch. Make sure the swatch is slightly stretched out during blocking to open up the cables but not over stretched.


Notions: 2 spare cables or waste yarn to hold the back and shoulders, at least 10 removable stitch markers and 1 sliding marker.


Difficulty: Intermediate/advanced. As this pattern is aimed at experienced knitters, instructions for specific special stitches are given, but general technique instructions are not given in this pattern, however all techniques are standard and tutorials can easily be found online. Techniques required for this pattern include: german short rows, cable knitting, knitting in the round, knitting from charted instructions, and picking up stitches.


Deadline: 28th April 2024 (release 3rd May)





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