November 7th, 2011 by Jess Now that you’ve learned to use a cable needle , what do you do if you want to start a cabled project and don’t have a cable needle on hand? Don’t fret; you can cross your stitches without using a separate needle! Here’s how to do it. Now, a few notes on this technique. Cabling without a cable needle works best on smaller cables.
Short rows are something that intimidated me as a beginning knitter, before I tried them. My first introduction to short rows was the Fiber Trends "Huggable Hedgehog." I fell in love with the little guy at a fiber festival display table. I had to have it.