Cable Tree (Top Down) Small by Kate Strikker

Cable Tree (Top Down) Small

May 2011
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This chart (with written instructions included) is designed for use with any item constructed from the top down. It is 50x50sts, so a small size, however the tree’s trunk is easily extendable. It was originally designed for the Milo vest (, by Georgie Hallam (tiKKi).

Use needles and gauge according to pattern of garment, however a loose gauge will not be suitable for the cabled pattern.

Block after completion, and it will make the cables sit nicely. Embellish the branches with flower, leaf or apple-shaped buttons, or embroidery.

14June13: Looking through people’s projects, I see that some are mentioning errors in the instructions. If you find an error, please let me know so that I can fix it for others coming after. I knitted this from the chart, which I’m pretty sure is accurate. However the written instructions are what my charting software spits out, so may contain errors - I haven’t sat down and compared one with the other (I don’t enjoy written instructions for things like this), so if there’s a problem, I’d love to know the details. Thanks!

4Nov13: Often on patterns I find the caveat that knitters may not sell items made with the pattern. After a lot of thought and research I have decided that I don’t agree with this statement. I don’t believe that the designer has any rights over the finished product, so, if you’re handknitting and you want to sell items made from my patterns - Best of Luck, and Go For It! I think handknitting for a living must be quite a challenge, so you need all the luck I can give you. Of course, my rights DO cover the patterns themselves, so you mustn’t copy or distribute them.

Just a note though: if you’re knitting this on a milo vest, then you need to adhere to Tikki’s copyright statement, not mine :)