Cabled Tube Top

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designed by Joan Somerville for Cascade Yarns


Sizes:

One size fits from 28” to 36” bust; garment is stretchy.


Materials:

DK or sport weight cotton yarn with elastic component

3 1/2 oz pink

Note: Use of an elasticized yarn is essential for the fit of this garment.

Photographed model made with Cascade Yarns Fixation #3077 Pink

Stitch marker

Cable needle

24”Size 6 (4 mm) circular knitting needle (or size required for gauge)


Gauge:

24 sts = 4” in pattern


Stitch Guide:

Increase: Knit in front and back of st: Inc made.

Cable 4 Front (C4F): Sl next 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work; K2, then K2 from cable needle: C4F made.

Cable 4 Front Increase (C4FI): Sl next 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work; inc in each of next 2 knit stitches on needle; then inc in each knit stitch from cable needle: 8 sts: C4FI made.


Instructions:


Starting at bottom, CO 160 sts; join, being careful not to twist sts.  Mark beg of rnds.


Foundation:


Rnd 1: Knit.


Rnd 2: *P2, K4, P2; rep from * around.


Body


Rnd 1 (cable rnd): *P 2, C4F, P2; rep from * around.

Rnds 2, 3 and 4: *P2, K4, P2; rep from * around.


Rep Body  Rnds 1 through 4 until piece measures 3 3/4”, ending by working Rnd 4 of pattern.


Increase Rnd 1: P2, CF4, P2; *P2, C4FI, P2, (P2, C4F, P2) 3 times; rep from * around, ending last rep with P2, C4FI, P2, (P2, C4F, P2) twice: 180 sts.



Increase Rnd 2: P2, K4, P2  *P2, (inc) twice, P4, (inc) twice, P2, (P2, K4, P2) 3 times; rep from * around, ending last rep with P2, (inc) twice, P4 (inc) twice, P2, (P2, K4, P2) twice: 200 sts.


Continue in patt  as established until piece measures 8 1/2”, ending by working a Row 2 of cable patt.



Top Shaping:


Rnd 1: P2, K4, P2,  *P2 (K2tog) twice, P4, (K2tog) twice, P2, (P2, K4, P2) 3 times; rep from *, ending last rep with (P2, K4, P2) 2 times: 180 ,sts.


Rnd 2: P2, K4, P2, *P2, (K2tog) 4times, P2, (P2, K4, P2) 3 times; rep from *, ending last rep with P2, K4, P2) 2 times: 160 st.


Rnd 3 (cable rnd): *P 2, C4F, P2; rep from * around.


Rnd 4: *P2, K4, P2; rep from * around. 

BO all sts.


From New Ideas for Today’s Knitting by Jean Leinhauser & Rita Weiss. There are over 20 more patterns in this book.


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