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6119
Thursday 02/19/2015, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Skill Level
Intermediate

Class Hours
3

Teacher
Marly Bird

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Twist and Turns: Cables with Marly Bird
Knitted cables and braids make some of the prettiest and most complex-looking knitted stitch patterns. The secret? They’re easier than they look.
Learn about the history of cables while knitting samples that can be turned into a hat or scarf. You’ll leave with the confidence and understanding of the importance of gauge, how to create cables with and without a cable needle, and how to read cable charts.

Supplies
Smooth, #4 (worsted weight) yarn, 220 yards each of 3 light colors, 1 set of 5 mm/US 8 needles (straight or 24-inch circular), 1 set of 3.75mm/US 5 double pointed needles, stitch markers, stitch holders, cable needle, tapestry needle, #2 pencil, colored pencils, graph paper.

Homework
Make 3 swatches with smooth, light-colored, #4 (worsted weight yarn) and 5mm/US 8 needles as follows: Swatch 1 Cast on 20 sts. Work k1, p1 rib for 1". Work 4 rows of stockinette stitch. Slip stitches onto holder.
Swatch 2 Cast on 14 sts. Work k1, p1 rib for 1". Work stockinette stitch for 4 rows. Slip stitches onto holder.
Swatch 3 Cast on 40 sts. Work k1, p1 rib for 6 rows. Slip stitches onto holder.