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609-6
Saturday 02/25/2012, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday 02/25/2012, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Skill Level
Intermediate

Class Hours
6

Teacher
Lily Chin

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Reversible Cables with Lily Chin
Simple to execute, cables are almost always worked over stockinette stitch, producing a 'wrong' side that may show on scarves or blankets. Learn how cables work, which stitches, yarns and needles are ideal for reversible cables, and how to chart reversible cables so you can imagine the finished product.

Supplies
Homework swatches; #4 (worsted weight) yarn in a few light colors; stitch markers, TWO cable needles, safety pin or a little scrap of contrasting yarn; graph paper with 4 boxes to the inch; (optional: see-through graph paper the same size); magic markers in a few colors that WILL bleed through to back of paper; circular or double-pointed needles size 8 or 9

Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.

Homework
Swatch 1: With any light-colored, #4 (worsted weight) yarn and 5.5mm/US 9 needles, cast on 12 stitches. K2, [k1, p1] 4 times, end k2. Rep this row for 1".
Swatch 2: With any light-colored, #4 (worsted weight) yarn and 5mm/US 8 needles, cast on 12 stitches and work in k2, p2 rib for 1".
Swatch 3: With any light-colored, #4 (worsted weight) yarn and 6mm/US 10 needles, cast on 12 stitches. K2, [k2, p2] twice, end k2. Rep this row for 1".
Swatch 4: With any light-colored, #4 (worsted weight) yarn and 5mm/US 8 needles, cast on 14 stitches. K3, [k1, p1] 4 times, end k3. Rep this row for 1".
Swatch 5:
With any light-colored, #4 (worsted weight) yarn and size 8 needles, cast on 13 stitches and work in k1, p2 rib for 1". Leave all stitches on respective needles.