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This top has a really cool cable on the front and uses EZ’s saddle shoulder technique. The turtle neck with the short sleeves makes it the perfect city sweater.
There’s a cute story behind this top. I didn’t choose its name because i used Debbie Bliss’s Silk/Alpaca, that would be too easy. Just after finishing it, I was at a trade show in Paris and as I was wandering down the isles, I stopped in front the DB stand where a lovely lady who was sitting alone asked me to sit with her because she was bored. It was only after a lovely ten minute conversation, when her colleagues came back from the snack bar with her long awaited cuppa, that she introduced herself “Hello, nice to meet you, I’m Debbie Bliss”. I just about choked when I realised I’d be making small talk with THE Debbie Bliss! She was so nice and chatty, i just had to grace her with this top. Unfortunately this yarn is no longer available, but there are heaps of amazing equivalents out there. Pictured in a size Small


  • This was knitted using Debbie Bliss's "Silk Alpaca DK" 80% Alpaca, 20% Silk (50g/104m) (1.76oz/114yds), but you can use any yarn that matches the gauge. Please note that this beautiful yarn is no longer continued.
  • Once you get the right gauge, count approximately 1040m (1144, 1352, 1456)
    1137yds (1251, 1479, 1592)
    of yarn or 10 skeins (11, 13, 14)
  • Row counter
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch markers


  • 17s x 26r for a 10cm x 10cm (4" x 4") square in Stockinette stitch with 5.0mm n (US8)


  • 80cm (32") 4.5mm (US7) circular needle for the rib
  • 80cm (32") 5mm (US8) circular needle for the body
  • 4.5mm (US7) double pointed needles (optional if you prefer the magic loop technique) for the sleeve rib
  • 5mm (US8) double pointed needles (optional if you prefer the magic loop technique)
    for the sleeve


  • Small, Medium, Large, Xtra Large

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