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 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!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
Fixing mis-crossed cables isn't as tricky as you might think. Here's one way f doing it.Read More
How to keep track of whether you need to work a cable or not.Read More
The cables KAL is go!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
Socks Yeah! DK is our chosen yarn for all of the projects in Something New To Learn About Cables. It has all the features we want.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