Friday 05/31/2019, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Cabling Without a Cable Needle with Lorilee Beltman
Do you love gorgeous cable knits? Do you find that working cables slows you down a lot? Even if you are new to cable knitting, this class is for you.
We will learn how to cross those cables in various configurations without the assistance of a cable needle.
Once you learn this technique you can cut out that step where you have to look up the text translation of the charted symbol. Imagine cabling without glancing over at the words to get them done! You may even encounter fewer errors as you work.
A tidy appearance is important, too. Have you noticed, in your ribbing and cables that the left-most knit stitch looks sloppy? Are you familiar with the term "man-spreading"? Well, this stitch looks like it has taken its seat and done just that. We will learn why it happens and then teach that stitch some manners! Class also includes tips for keeping track of when it's time for that cabling action row.
What we'll learn is nothing new to knitting. The photo includes an illustration from a decades-old Estonian knitting book. Fascinating!
Note: Should be comfortable knitting, purling and following pattern directions, but prior experience with cables is not necessary.
__50 grams of smooth, light color, solid color, 3-4 ply wool or wool-blend yarn. Avoid single-ply and multiple-ply (4+) yarns.
__Circular needle at least 24" long, or straight needles in a size appropriate for your yarn, 3.75–4.5 mm/US5–7. Needles with a sharper tips make cable knitting much easier than needles with a dull, rounded tips.
__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
Using supplies listed, cast on 45 stitches using your favorite method. Rows 1 and 3 (RS) (P3, k2) twice, (p3, k4) twice, (p3, k6) twice, p3.
Rows 2 and 4 (WS) (K3, p6) twice, (k3, p4) twice, (k3, p2) twice, k3. In other words, knit the knits and purl the purls.
Bring homework to class on the needles with class yarn still attached.