A cable is, essentially, a group of stitches that is divided into two smaller group. Either the first group crosses in front of the 2nd group to create a Cable Left (aka Cable Front) or the first group crosses behind the 2nd group to create a Cable Right (aka Cable Back)
CABLE 4 LEFT
The first technique symbol on the key to the left is the Cable 4 left. This is a cable made up of FOUR stitches.
I’ll be posting about my OWN knitting of my Split Cable Wimple, and here’s where you’ll come for tips and tricks and to ask questions in the comments. If I can’t answer your question(s) right away, I’m positive someone will jump in and give it a good try! First, and foremost, let’s discuss the symbols that are used in the pattern. You don’t HAVE to use the chart, the pattern is written out for you, but when discussing the different techniques I’ll be referring to the stitch symbol to as well as the stitch technique name.
I’ll be happy to blog about the how my knitting is going every week or so, point out highlights and address issues that folks may be having. It will be a nice change of pace on the blog from “Ow, I hurt.” or “Ish, I’m tired!”
If you’ve never knit lace, this may be easy enough to get you going. There IS a cable in it, and I’ll be happy to discuss my technique for cabling without a cable needle. The lace work is simple and very repetitive, and once you get the first repeat you SHOULD be able to read your work and memorize the lace. Or not. I don’t like to put expectations on folks for their personal knits, I just hope this will be simple enough to be fun, and challenging enough to be interesting.
We could treat this as a casual, online class. I’ll post tutorials as I can, and you guys can share info with each other if you want.
I was flattered and gratified to see one of my current designs featured in a submission call! It’s a garment I really loved designing and knitting up, if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s the Garter Rectangular Jacket in the current Fall 2015 Interweave Knit.Purl magazine.
I definitely appreciate sock knitters. I’ve long felt that most of the staying power that the popularity of knitting has experienced over the past decade is due to the army of sock knitters who keep so much excitement bubbling in the knitting world.
It’s been six weeks today since the arrival of Shingles in my life. I’ve been in such a fog that some days it feels as though I’ve had Shingles forever.
I’m taking the past two exceptional weekends of teaching as a sign that things are looking up, and no one can convince me otherwise!
Provisional cast on? ICord Bind Off? Short Rows? Grafting? Creating a Thumb Gusset? These are all techniques that you can try out with this simple pattern. Note that I said SIMPLE, which is not the same thing as EASY!
So here are some of the in-process pics of my pieces from Downton Abbey Knits – enjoy!
Knit this up, enjoy the free pattern, and use it to create charity garments (or just a great knit for a friend!)
In short, I prefer to describe the outcome of a knitting technique, rather than insist that the knitter get there in a specified manner. Here are a few examples of terminology I’d love to see changed.