cannelle by alfa knits


August 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1094 - 1422 yards (1000 - 1300 m)
S, M, L, XL to fit bust 84, 92, 102, 112cm (33, 36, 40, 44")
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I discovered this cable-stitch ‘par accident’. I was making a large cable (24sts), dropped my cable needle with the stitches on it, picked it up and accidently turned it the ‘wrong way’.

Waaw, what an interesting effect: knits become purls, purls become knits … It looks like bamboo … or cinnamon sticks …
Cannelle is the french word for cinnamon

A short sleeved tee with assymetric ‘cinnamon cables’
A-line, circular yoke, double rolled neckline and sleeves, in the round, seamless, top-down.
Positive ease of 1-2” (2-5cm)
Even worn inside-out — ‘par accident’ or not — it looks quite good.

Use a stretchy yarn (merinos or wool). Don’t use cotton or cotton-linen blends)