Cables. Knitty.com. If you've stuck to knitting in single colors, or maybe just ventured into stripes, here's some good news: You can achieve what appear to be complicated color patterns while using only one yarn at a time!
Many knitters suffer from fear of Fair Isle because they are loathe to carry two colors at once. It seems complicated and unwieldy. How to Knit the Oblique Rib Stitch. Music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latchxe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the oblique rib stitch.
This simple rib pattern creates a diagonal broken rib and is great for large pieces of fabric like afghans and pillows, or scarves. How to Knit the Woven Cable Stitch. Music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latchxe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the woven cable stitch.
This cable pattern creates a tight, dense fabric with a woven look. It does not drape very well, but may be good for pillows and afghans. Skill: Intermediate. Know this Pattern???? Technickety: How to unvent a simple cable. I had a heap of messages asking where the cable for Jeff's glove came from.
It's a fairly generic multi-strand cable; called a "Saxon Braid" (thanks, Purly White!). I see Wendy at wendyknits has used it for a sweater, and I'm sure it's to be found in stitch dictionaries. That said, being able to read an existing cable and knowing how to reconstruct it is a very useful skill. I'm not suggesting, of course, that the following be used in any way that takes credit away from a designer of a garment - rather, this is a reference for understanding how a simple cable works and how to write a chart.
The actual process is far more intuitive than what follows, but I've written each step out, just for documentation's sake. How to Knit a Reversible Tweed Stitch. Dewdrop Cloth. Latest Post It must be Thursday… I never could get the hang of Thursdays.
-Arthur Dent in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy I watched Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy again. Roman Stitch - How to Knit Roman Stitch.