The Goldsmobile Top was inspired by a flexible approach to dressing for fall: even the sunniest days are book-ended with cooler mornings and evenings. This cabled top is designed to work equally well over a sleek turtleneck or a well-loved plaid flannel shirt. There is no shaping in the body and the armholes are sized to accommodate layering.
The body is knit flat from the bottom up, beginning with a split hem. Stitches are picked up from the body for the turtleneck and armhole edgings, each of which is worked in the round. A tubular cast-on and cast-off are used for the hem and turtleneck to ensure that both have sufficient stretch.
Finished Chest Circumference:
33½ (38¼, 43¼, 47½, 52½)” / 85 [97.25, 109.75, 120.5, 133.25] cm
Superbulky yarn at 52 yds [48 m] per approx 100 g [3.5 oz]: 572 (676, 728, 832, 884) yds
» Sample shown in Sugar Bush Yarns Chill (100% superwash merino wool; 52 yds [48 m] per approx 100 g [3.5 oz]): #1004 “Yukon Gold.”
US 9 (5.5 mm): 24” [60 cm] circular needle OR straight needles (for tubular CO)
US 10.5 (6.5 mm): 16” [40 cm] and 24” [60 cm] circular needles
US 11 (8 mm): 16” [40 cm] and 24” [60 cm] circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauges
Stitch markers; 8 removable markers; cable needle; waste yarn or stitch holders; yarn needle
13 sts / 15 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in 2×2 Rib patt on largest needle, after blocking
22 sts / 38 rows = 6½” [16.5 cm] wide in Cable Panel on largest needle, after blocking
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