Saturday 03/24/2018, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Colorful Cables Three Ways with Lorilee Beltman
You don't have to choose between texture and color in your knitting. You can have both. We'll knit 3 swatches, worked flat. In one swatch, we'll work 2-handed-stranded knitting with cables. In another, we'll try our hand at 2-stitch-wide cables offset by the main color. In a third, our colorful cables will travel over a reverse stockinette background. I'll have a fourth option in our handout, if there's time.
Speaking of having it both ways: we'll learn how to make these cables traditionally with a cable needle and be a little radical and learn to make them without!
Note: Students should be able to accomplish simple 2/2 right cross and left cross cables before attending this class.
_50 grams each of 2 contrasting colors of a smooth, multi-ply, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn that is easy to see and work with (nothing fuzzy, and not too dark)
_Appropriate size needles
_ Any type cable needle for worsted-weight yarn.
_Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes