Cable-Eight Top by Joyce M. Wang Wu
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Cable-Eight Top

January 2005
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16.5 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch with yarn doubled
US 11 - 8.0 mm
5.5 mm (I)
760 - 1805 yards (695 - 1650 m)
28 (33½, 38½, 44, 49½)" (71 [85, 98, 112, 125.5] cm) bust/chest circumference.
Errata available:

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Spring 2005: “Joyce Wu has been experimenting with cable patterns lately and found this eye-catching figure-eight pattern to be both striking to look at and easy to work. For simplicity, she has worked the front and back as simple rectangles, then joined them with crochet edgings. At a gauge of just three stitches to the inch, the top is finished in no time. ; Wear it to a party with a black skirt and heels or to the park with jeans and flip-flops - either way, you’ll look great!

Finished Size: 28 (33½, 38½, 44, 49½)“ (71 85, 98, 112, 125.5 cm) bust/chest circumference.

Yarn: Pakucho Organic Peruvian Cotton (100% organic cotton; 95 yd 87 m/50 g): avocado, 8 (11, 13, 16, 19) skeins. Yarn distributed by Cottage Industry.


  • Size 11 (8 mm).
  • Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle; size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook.


  • Yarn is used doubled throughout.
  • The width of the crocheted side edging will replace the stitches used up in the side seams so the finished bust/chest measurement will equal the sum of the back and front pieces as shown on the schematic.