Saturday, June 9, 2007

I can finally Cable Knit!!!!!

Hooray! After months of yearning, I finally got up the gumption to buy some cable needles and give a cable pattern a whack! I'm using the double-cable scarf pattern from One Skein by Leigh Radford. It is nowhere near as daunting as I had thought it would be. There's not even really any "getting the knack of it". It's a little like using DPNs, only you only have three needles and one of the needles only gets used for a few stitches every 6 or 7 rows. It's actually quite easy. I'd love to show anyone that wants to learn from a human being (not everyone's a "book learner").
The pattern wants it to be a "quartet", or a half-length scarf. I'm altering the pattern so I can make it into a full-sized one. I can't wait to try some other cable patterns.


Dana said...

I'm so jealous! You must teach me. What do I need to buy to get started with this?

I have a pattern from one of the Stitch 'n Bitch books that I've been wanting to try. I'll bring it tomorrow.

Emma said...

All you need is a set of needles and a cable needle the same size. Cable needles come in a size "range", so one needle will fit with sizes 5-9 knitting needles, for example.

Dana said...

Your URL's were't working so I fixed them for ya.

Where did you buy your cable needle's? AC Moore?