Butter by Melini Melini
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May 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 7.5 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
450 - 550 yards (411 - 503 m)
Demo is S, instructions for changing size included

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This is a cute and comfy cable-detailed summer cami that knits fairly quickly. It’s fitted through the bust with some ease through the tummy. It stays in place well enough to wear to yoga, and is modest enough through the tummy to wear to dinner or casual work.

This sweater is mostly knitted in the round without increases or decreases. Your body does the shaping. The gathering below the bust is provided by the tighter gauge of the cabled rib. Apart from the decreases up the front at the armholes, there is no other shaping to tax your brain. There also is no seaming per se. The trim along the top and the straps are made of i-cord or cabled i-cord that is bound off as it’s knitted. (Tutorial links are included.) This is a great project for visiting or watching TV.

The demo shown is a Small (Demo sweater is 31” at bust, model measures 34”) but instructions for resizing your top are included.

Pattern Clarification: I was not explicit in the pattern that the the cabled i cord straps need to be made as you’d make an i cord: When you get to the end of a row, push your stitches to the other side of your DPN, run your yard around the back side of your stitches, and start knitting your next row from opposite side of the needle. Also, I did not specify that C4B is slip two stitches to the cable needle, hold in back, knit the next two stitches, then knit the two from the cable needle.