Next Level Cable Knitting - Cabling Without A Cable Needle

Traditionally, knitters use a third needle known as a cable needle to create those twisted and braided patterns you find on so many beautiful hand knits. Did you know you do not need this extra needle to make these pretty designs? Knitting without the cable needle makes you feel foot-loose and fancy-free and it's easier and faster too once you know how it is done. In this two part class we will explore this technique while we knit a lovely cabled mitten. In this "next level" class students will learn how to read charted cable patterns and how to keep track of their cable stitches while knitting in rounds and while adding shaping. In addition basic mitten building techniques like gussets and thumbs will be presented and practised.

2 sessions, materials not included

Materials: 180m worsted weight yarn such as Lichen and Lace Merino Worsted, and 4mm double pointed or long circular needle for magic loop, and several colours of stitch markers. Materials are available at The Knit Cafe

Level: Advanced. Knitters should be very comfortable with knit and purl in rounds on double pointed needles or with magic loop. Some experience with cable knitting is an asset but not mandatory. For a beginner level Cable Class check out A Crash Course in Cable Knitting.


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