Another chunk of Brown Sheep Cotton fleece out of the stash!
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.
Modifications: Because my gauge was tighter than the pattern gauge, I knitted an extra cable for more length (and knit size Large).