Saturday, 21 May 2011

Cabled top with yoke in short rows

My first published pattern called Raspberry Wonder Cabled Top. It is a free pattern, available @ Ravelry here. I will be more than happy to receive feedback about this pattern, you are welcome to send an e-mail to ferbyscorner [at] gmail [dot] com

This was a project to learn short rows technique. I knew the technique but had never really used it.

Started with casting on 32 stitches that would be the length of yoke. I knitted 3 cables one bigger than another and after first few rows started shaping it. Short rows are worked just after each cable. The biggest cable thus has three times more rows than the smallest inside cable. Posting some work in the progress photos.

Action shot of 4 yo in her top length cabled Raspberry top. Tunic length can be seen in the other post here.

Check out projects other people have knitted using this pattern:


  1. Hi Ferby. That is so cute! Do you mind if I ask you a question about circular yokes, short rows and cables? I'm trying to figure out how to work a cable pattern from a chart (for a sweater I'm trying to knit), and insert short rows into the pattern. If I am working row 3 of the cable chart, for example, and am supposed to work a short row there in the pattern, then once I turn the work and start to purl back, does that working-back part of the short row count as the row 4 of the cable pattern? I THINK it does; I've worked a sample with some spare yarn to compare to the picture in the pattern, but I just want to be sure! Thanks very much!

  2. Hi Joanne,

    Thanks for comment. It sounds correct that the next row in cable chart is the next wrong side row after turning your work. As in your example that would be row 4 as you turned the work after row 3 (which was right side row I suppose).

    Hope this helps.