Cacambo by Noriko Ho

Cacambo

Knitting
May 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, with yarn held double
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
735 - 1771 yards (672 - 1619 m)
27.5 (32, 36, 40.5, 45)(49.5, 53.5, 58, 62)" bust circumference
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Cacambo tank top is a marled top that allows for the blending of yarns and colors that allows the yarn to do the work, while keeping the knitting itself fun and easy. Please note that the top is knit while holding two strands of yarn for the entire top.

The character Cacambo from Voltaire’s novel, Candide, was the inspiration for my top. Cacambo is a trustworthy and practical character; similarly, this tank top is a great practical piece, as it can be used as a tank top or layering piece (over a dress, as a vest, etc)!

Similar to my other patterns in the Candide Knits collection, this piece is a simple to knit piece that looks more complicated than it really is. You can find the complete collection here.

Materials
Yarn
Knitted Wit Sock (420yds (384m)/4oz (113g); 80% sw merino, 20% nylon)
Color A: 260 (280, 370, 400, 470)(480, 600, 650, 690)yds (237.7 (256, 338.3, 365.8, 429.8)(438.9, 548.6, 594.4, 630.9)m)
Color B: 275 (300, 422, 480, 490)(520, 680, 725, 780)yds (251.5 (274.3, 385.9, 438.9, 448.1)(475.5, 621.8, 662.9, 713.2)m)
Color C: 200 (210, 260, 280, 300)(303, 350, 396, 425)yds (182.9 (192, 237.7, 256, 274.3)(277.1, 320, 362.1, 388.6)m)

Neon version done in A: Haute Pink, B: Yellow, C: Aquamarine
Darker version done in A: Purple, B: She Persisted, C: Not the Tealest

Needles
US7 (4.5mm) - between 24-32” circular needle
US9 (5.5mm) - between 24-32” circular needle
It is suggested for sizes 1-5 to use a 24” circular and sizes 6-9 to use a 32” circular.
Or size to obtain gauge.

Notions
2 stitch markers, tapestry needle, stitch holders or scrap yarn, removable stitch markers (optional, to aid with seaming)

Gauge
17sts x 26 rows = 4” x 4” (10cm x 10cm) in stockinette stitch on larger needles, holding 2 strands of yarn, blocked.

Sizes
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
Model is wearing size 4 with a 39” (99cm) full bust circumference (+1.5” ease).
Cacambo was designed to be worn with between zero to +4” (10cm) of ease at the bust. Choose a size with finished dimensions that is between your exact bust measurement up to 4” (10cm) larger.

Finished Dimensions
A: 27.5 (32, 36, 40.5, 45)(49.5, 53.5, 58, 62)” (70 (81, 91.5, 103, 114.5)(125.5, 136, 147.5, 157.5)cm) at widest circumference
B: 11.25 (12.25, 13.25, 14, 15)(15.5, 15.5, 16, 16)” (28.5 (31, 33.5, 35.5, 38)(39.5, 39.5, 40.5, 40.5)cm) widest neck width
C: 5.75 (6, 6.5, 7, 7.5)(8, 8.5, 9, 9.5)” (14.5 (15, 16.5, 18, 19)(20.5, 21.5, 23, 24)cm) armhole scythe
D: 9 (9, 9.25, 9.75, 9.75)(10.5, 10.5, 11, 11)” (23 (23, 23.5, 25, 25)(26.5, 26.5, 28, 28)cm) underarm to bottom of garment

This pattern has been tech edited by Jessica Schwab. Sizes 1-8 have been test knit. I was unable to find a Size 9 tester during the testing period, so, if anyone is interested in testing it, I would love to send you a copy!