Clearly I’m not yet done with helical designs! If you’ve already purchased Something New to Learn About Helical Knitting, this bonus design will be added to your Ravelry library later today, but this is also available as a single pattern download. Giuseppe Momo is the name of the architect who designed the newer 1932 double helix staircase at the Vatican Museum in Rome (below). This is one of the most spectacular double helix staircases, and so it seems a fitting name for a hat that features both helical garter stitch, and a cable panel that has a bit of a helical look to it!Read More
I’ve finished my Areto hat, so I’m looking for my next cabled project, and Lucy Hague’s designs are top of my wish list.Read More
How to keep track of whether you need to work a cable or not.Read More
I have a confession to make...
There are some techniques in knitting that I know are possible, but don't use often enough to remember off by heart how to do them. Sometimes those techniques are easily found on my ample knitting bookshelves, and other times I shrug and get on with the project knowing full well that there's a better way to do it, but lacking the time to hunt down the instructions. Two-stitch cable shortcuts fall into this category. I'm sure there's a tutorial out there somewhere, but I knew when we started to work on Something New to Learn About Cables, that I wanted to include a full set of instructions for the four most basic types: 1/1 LC, 1/1 RC, 1/1 LPC and 1/1 RPC.Read More
Rachel Coopey's Areto hat is one of the designs in Something New to Learn About Cables, and is the perfect design for newer cablers to practise their skills. Our video will get new cablers started with crossing their stitches.Read More
Chapter 3 of Something New to Learn About Cables features tutorials for advanced cable techniques such as axis cables and knot cables. Knot cables feature in Lucy Hague's Pleione cowl and Pleione Blanket patterns that accompany the chapter.Read More
The mornings have turned crisper, and we are rummaging for gloves and scarves before we leave for the school run, so what could be better to be knitting than a cosy cabled scarf?Read More
I can't believe we're now three-quarters of the way through the patterns from A Year of Techniques! It's been such brilliant fun, and we are so looking forward to seeing everybody's projects popping up on Ravelry and Instagram! Thank you all!
By November the weather will have turned cooler, and we'll be reaching for warm and cosy knitting projects. Sarah Hatton's Yellow Wagtail scarf couldn't be a better match for this time of year!Read More