Cables Untangled: An Exploration of Cable Knitting by Melissa Leapman

By Melissa Leapman

Appealing, elaborate, flowing, mysterious, iconic—cable knit sweaters are all that and extra. they're vintage, trendy cloth cabinet staples. for lots of people, cables are the most cause we have been forced to profit to knit within the first position. yet it’s essential to be an ultra-advanced knitter to even take into consideration knitting cables, right?

Not quite. In Cables Untangled, largely released writer, knitwear dressmaker, and instructor Melissa Leapman demystifies this perennially renowned approach, guiding the reader in the course of the approach step-by-step. whether you’ve mastered quite a few simple knitting options, you could end up attractive cables too!

A complete source ebook for knitters of all degrees, Cables Untangled beneficial properties over twenty cabled initiatives, from uncomplicated home goods to garments, type components, and presents for almost every person in your checklist. each venture is superbly photographed and contains helpful element pictures of each piece of cabled fabric.

In addition to the tasks, Cables Untangled contains a useful Cable sew Dictionary, providing you with the instruments to be a talented and inventive cable-knitter. additional assets include:

• A advisor to utilizing knitting charts and figuring out their symbols

• A finished sew library of either conventional and weird rib, panel, and allover cable stitches, all essentially photographed and observed via easy-to-use charts

• assistance for designing your personal initiatives

Throughout the e-book, Leapman is determined by the recommendations she has constructed educating her well known workshops—making the method effortless and enjoyable for someone.

Here’s the e-book that would convey your knitting to a complete new point, assist you provoke friends and family along with your attractive creations, and open up a brand new global of inventive possibilities. undoubtedly, Cables Untangled is an necessary source in supporting you conquer—and enjoy!—cables. It’s the last word consultant for novices and pro knitters alike.

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Finishing Techniques Most circular garments are seamless. In fact, you will find no instructions for sewing seams anywhere in this chapter on finishing. If you love to knit and hate to sew (like so many other knitters), you’ll agree that this is a tremendous benefit of circular knitting. Aside from seaming, however, finishing circular garments well involves exactly the same techniques as finishing flat garments: binding off, picking up stitches, and weaving in ends. Pay attention to these details, and your finishing can be as perfect as your knitting.

The best cast on to use is the Half-Hitch (see page 302) because it’s not bulky. Hold the needle so that the working yarn hangs from the left end of the needle. ë Without turning, slide the stitches to the right end of the needle and put it in your left hand. í Pull the working yarn across the back, knit across. The first stitch tends to be loose, so pull firmly on the yarn after you complete that stitch. í Pull working yarn across back, and knit first stitch. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until I-cord is the desired length.

Bring the working yarn up behind the lower needle or cable. ì ï Knit across the upper needle. The stitches will seem loose, but persevere to the end. ñ As you approach the end of this needle, hold onto the tail to keep it from unwrapping. If it gets away from you, just rewrap the yarn. ï ë í Wrap the yarn around both points, making half as many wraps as the total stitches to be cast on. For example, if you need a total of 20 stitches (10 on one side of the cast on and 10 on the other), make 10 wraps.

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