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 | New Stitch A Day. 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 | New Stitch A Day. 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.
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