The Very Easy Guide to Cable Knitting: Step-by-step techniques, easy-to-follow stitch patterns and projects to get you started (Paperback)

The Very Easy Guide to Cable Knitting: Step-by-step techniques, easy-to-follow stitch patterns and projects to get you started By Lynne Watterson Cover Image
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A structured cable knitting course from the basics to the complex to make fabulous projects.

This very easy guide opens up the wonderful world of twisted stitches to knitters of any ability, even complete beginners. It is an indispensable introduction to all kinds of stitches, from simple mock cables to intricate bobble-textured plaits, for both cable panels, accents, and all-over repeats.
Learn the basic techniques and practise the stitches with clear instructions and step-by step photos – then use your skills to make all kinds of specially designed projects, from giant-cable throws that stitch up quickly on large needles, to snuggly hats and scarves and more adventurous accessories and home comforts.
Each stitch pattern is featured in both written and chart forms so you can get used to using either method when working from other commercial patterns. So whether you’re a knitting novice or a dab hand, cables have never been easier to make.

About the Author

Lynne Watterson has been knitting and designing for as long as she can remember. At the age of five she designed her first outfit – a sweater, hat and scarf ensemble for her Sindy doll. With knitting in her blood, her grandfather was a machine knitter and her grandmother a patter checker for a knitting publication, it came as no surprise to her family when on leaving school she worked as a knitting sub-editor at IPC Magazines, serving a five-year apprenticeship. Her apprenticeship was cut short when she was offered the position of Knitting Editor on a publication for Marshall Cavendish Partworks. Lynne has edited many craft magazines in her career including Fashioncraft, Hand Knitting News, Machine Knitting News, Cross Stitch, Needlecraft Magic, Cross Stitch Magic, as well as contributing to many others including Prima and Ideal Home. Lynne lives and works in the Cotswolds, UK.

Praise For…

First published in 2010, Watterson's "very easy guide" follows a logical approach to cable knitting, dividing the instructions into 21 lessons and 13 projects. Both front- and back-end lessons establish the basics, from yarns and chart reading to blocking/pressing and aftercare essentials. In between are the three grouped cabling guides—mock cables, cable panels, and cable patterns. Each includes a quick overview, then launches into patterns (some with variations), filled with color photographs of finished examples, charts, and written details. Plus the projects: scarf, storage basket, baby blanket, knitting bag, cushion, and more. Tips are scattered throughout (e.g., keep one label from the yarn as well as a snippet) as are designer tips (how to fringe, for example). No level of difficulty is indicated, though readers can assume that projects progress from easy to more difficult. Knitters will need to flip to the appendices for abbreviation definitions. A good second step after consulting references like the Vogue Knitting series.
— Barbara Jacobs, BOOKLIST 7.29.2022

Product Details
ISBN: 9781782219842
ISBN-10: 1782219846
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: February 8th, 2022
Pages: 144
Language: English