ALAMEDA KNIT TOP

DESIGN CONCEPT

I’ve been on faux cable kick lately and I must say, I love how quick and easy they are to knit up! No cable needles required and no need to keep track of cabling front or back… It’s every girl’s lazy dream and I love mindless knits. The faux cable pattern is simple enough that you can master it after a few repeats. If you’re comfortable with all different kinds of increases and decreases, then you can totally rock this pattern - plus it keeps it interesting! There’s a lot of variations out there and I really wanted to use one that had the look and feel of a simple classic cable.

I also wanted this sweater to be visually interesting so I added a bunch of texture with a section of moss stitch to separate the faux cables and continued it in the sleeves <3

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MATERIALS

I used Lion Brand’s Feels Like Butta yarn in the color Pale Grey and it is the softest yarn ever! It’s a velvety chenille, light medium weight yarn and it makes this the perfect transitional piece for Spring or Fall.

For needles, I used US 6/4.0mm circulars in a few different cord lengths. 36” for the body, 24” for the neck ribbing, and DPNs for the sleeves. If you only want to use one cord length, I’d recommend the longer one to use the magic loop method for the neck and sleeves.

Other notions you’ll need are stitch markers, scrap yarn or stitch holder, tapestry needle, and an extra needle for 3 needle bind off.

THE PATTERN

The pattern includes Faux Cable Charts for both in the round and flat knitting as well as written instructions. I wanted to make it as easy as possible by making the faux cable sections in bold font, so you’ll know exactly where you are as you follow the pattern. I’ve also included tips for getting a clean left-leaning decrease - I’ve searched high and low and tried MANY techniques and found the perfect one to help you get a polished look for the faux cables. Everything you need to know is outlined in the Stitch Abbreviations and if you have any questions, I’m one message away and always happy to help!

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