Download e-book for iPad: Cable Confidence: A Guide to Textured Knitting by Sara Louise Harper

By Sara Louise Harper

Imagine cables are too tough to grasp? Debunk that delusion this day! Cabling is simply a sequence of knits and purls. in case you can knit and purl, you have already got the basis for making
gorgeous textured sweaters. a brand new knitting global will open up once you research the basics.

* liberate the mysteries of interpreting sew charts, utilizing cable needles, swatching, and lots more and plenty extra with this newbie pleasant guide

* begin with the simplest stitches, after which stream directly to extra complicated strategies, one step at a time

* Knit up starter tasks like pillows, scarves, and an afghan, after which stream directly to stunning pullovers and cardigans 14 initiatives in all

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I’ve been known to go to the post office or the supermarket, where there are very accurate scales, but you may have a food scale at home. Let’s say your 6-inch (15cm) swatch weighs ¼ ounce (7g). Now multiply three swatches by ¼ ounce (7g) for a total weight of ¾ ounce (21g) pulling down on your top swatch. Use the scale to find out how many clothespins or earrings or brooches make up ¾ ounce (21g). Hang your swatch overnight with this amount of weight evenly distributed across the bottom. Take off the weights and let it rest while hanging for a few hours.

This creates a new loop on the right-hand needle. Use the right-hand needle to pull the old stitch off the left needle. Repeat from * across all the stitches on the left-hand needle. This completes a row. Then just switch the needles of each hand—which is called turning your work—and begin again. The knit stitch The Purl Stitch The purl stitch is just the back side of the knit stitch. Purl stitches are formed in a similar manner but with important differences. To begin, hold the needle with all the loops in your left hand, but start with the yarn held in front instead of in back as with the knit stitch.

Type: Guanaco Origin: Guanaco (a threatened relative of the llama from South America) Characteristics/Comments: Very rare and expensive. Warm with limited elasticity. Type: Vicuña Origin: Vicuña (an endangered relative of the llama from South America) Characteristics/Comments: Very rare and expensive. Warm with limited elasticity. Type: Cotton Origin: Cotton plant Characteristics/Comments: Cool. Can be left matte in its natural state or made shiny through mercerization. No elasticity. Type: Linen Origin: Flax plant Characteristics/Comments: Stiff, but softens upon washing.

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