Cables to tempt you...

I can't believe that the Cables Knitalong is nearly over. We will be awarding prizes sometime next week (along with shipping pre-orders of Something New to Learn About Lace – it's going to be a busy week!). We have had a great time encouraging each other along with our cabled projects, and sharing successes and disappointments along the way. Somehow, having to rip back some knitting isn't quite so bad when you've got a virtual room full of friends to commiserate with you.

I thought I would share just a few of the many beautiful projects that have appeared in the group over the last couple of months. This is just a taster, so do pop over and see for yourself. It's a great way of getting new project ideas! Clicking on any of the images will take you to their project pages so that you can see where the pattern is from, and which yarns people have used, oh and add the projects to your favourites of course!

Liz has been making Lucy Hague's Ishneich shawl, which uses the 1 into 5 increases shown in our video tutorial (1 into 5 increases). She's enjoying the project, although it requires some concentration.

Carol's Magnolia socks by Helen Stewart are a blue cable-y triumph!

Alison had to use our tutorial on dropping and fixing mis-crossed cables a couple of times as she worked on her lovely red Estimar Cowl by Ysolda Teague, but it was well worth it for the beautiful finished cowl!

Anne is nearly there with her Irish Coffee sweater by Thea Colman. I hope she'll enjoy wearing it, it's a great design!

Our newest Ravelry group moderator, Elizabeth, is taking part in Carol Feller's Tabouli knitalong, which happily has plenty of cables so qualifies for our cables knitalong too. We're always happy for our group members to "double dip" in other knitalongs too. I can't wait to see how it looks when it's finished.

Quite a few Areto hats have been knitted during the KAL, and this one in Socks Yeah! DK shade Fleet knitted by geezlouise is really lovely. She also used the tutorials on fixing mistakes a few times – we always hope those tutorials won't be needed, but we ALL make mistakes and it's great to be able to fix them without ripping out the whole project.

Karen's gorgeous Pleione cowl by Lucy Hague is a masterpiece of cable knitting! It has been lovely to see examples of all of the cables from Something New to Learn About Cables in the knitalong.

If you fall for one of these beautiful cabled projects, do let us know in the comments!