FO: Drops 82-15 Cabled Top

Another chunk of Brown Sheep Cotton fleece out of the stash!

Drops 82-15 Cabled Top

For a sleeveless top, this project certainly was a lot more complicated than I would have thought. The topmost cable is left open in the center, but a few of the rows before and after each cable twist are also left unjoined at the center – I guess so the 12-stitch cable wouldn’t pull in too much.

The pattern has you alternately work on the right half and the left half of the front piece when the center is unjoined, and then across the entire front piece when the center is joined. I just worked across every row, using one skein for each side, and either twisted the two strands of yarn in the center (as if doing Intarsia) or not, depending on whether or not the row should be joined.

It wasn’t really too difficult to do it that way, though it might have been even easier to work the entire top in the round, with the start of the round at the center front. Then I could have worked the joined rows in the round, and the unjoined rounds as flat rows.

Pattern: Drops 82-15 Top in Paris
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, in Prosperous Plum, about 2.5 skeins
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) and US 6 (4mm)
Ravelry: Project page (shared)

Modifications: Because my gauge was tighter than the pattern gauge, I knitted an extra cable for more length (and knit size Large).

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12 Responses to FO: Drops 82-15 Cabled Top

  1. Amy says:

    It looks great!

  2. Chris says:

    It does look great!! And… it looks complicated to me.

  3. Cayenne says:

    It’s totally lovely. You are amazing. Great stash busting!

  4. sil says:

    Super cute top! I think now that you’ve got it figured out about knitting it in the round, you should make another one…

  5. Laritza says:

    Pretty!
    Those are really big cables to cross specially with cotton.

  6. Nora says:

    Very cute! Love that cable!

  7. margene says:

    You are pumping out the stash in very pretty ways. This top is very cute and one you’ll wear and wear. Good work!

  8. Anne says:

    Love it! Another great summer-wear top !!

  9. elizabeth says:

    Pretty soon you won’t have any stash left! Ha!

  10. Cookie says:

    That’s lovely! Although, it sounds like a bit of a challenge.

    xo

  11. Carrie K says:

    It looks lovely! An extra cable repeat sounds a lot easier than added side cables even if I did want to see how it would look, I’m glad it didn’t come to that.

  12. Kitten says:

    Love it! Very flattering.

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