Ophelia Lace and Cable Top Knitting Pattern
A highly versatile top which can be worn as a loose tunic, cropped top with sleeves, wrap, scarf, or short buttoned dress. It’s made in one piece, so little sewing required and can be worn over practically anything from a swimsuit to evening dress. Made in our gorgeous 100%, worsted spun, alpaca yarn and available in two sizes.
Knitting techniques required to make this are cabling, making stitches and a really easy lace.
Photographed in Champagne
Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs, 100% pure alpaca Worsted spun yarn (from Tracy’s Herd of alpacas).
Skill level: confident novice to intermediate
Womenswear UK Sizes:
Extra Small to Medium: To fit between 71 – 100 cm/28 – 39″ chest (3 skeins)
Large to XX Large: To fit between 101 – 132 cm/40 – 52″ chest (4 skeins)
Needle size: 5.5 mm and 6 mm straight needles, 6mm circular needles (not supplied)
Tension: 18 sts and 20 rows to 10cm using 6mm needles and Lace & Cable pattern after light steaming.
The Kit includes pattern, yarn, postcard biography and image of the alpaca the design is named after, care instructions and a recycled brown paper gift bag with rope handles. It is packed in a clear plastic resealable bag which you can use for final garment storage.
Purl’s 100% pure alpaca yarn is not dyed, all the colours are completely natural and the fibre is sourced from local breeders.