Crochet Cables for Everybody in Interweave Crochet Fall
Interweave Crochet Fall 2017 is here, and you can take a sneak peek now! You’ll want to get yours soon and start making these incredible projects!
The issue features an “Autumn Lace” story with open stitches in all weights of yarn and fall colors. Some of our favorite designers are back too—if you liked Lisa Naskrent’s Water Lily Shawl from Interweave Crochet Spring 2016, you’ll love her Fall River Shawl in this issue. With its beautiful stitch pattern, it’s the shawl you need for fall!
The “Throwback to the ’70s” story takes you back a few decades. Bring on the granny squares, big plaid, and funky jewelry. There’s even a project crocheted with wire and beads! You’ve got to give these projects a try.
But the most exciting story for fall is all about cables: that chill in the air makes us want to sit down and work some cables in soft, fluffy yarn. “Cold Weather Cables” includes projects for all crochet levels. Never cabled before? We have the perfect project. Think you’ve tried every kind of cable out there? We have a new technique for cables that looks knitted! Walk through these incredible projects from beginner-friendly to most experienced:
1. Ponderosa Headband by April Garwood
This headband is a quick and easy project in a DK-weight yarn. It is perfect for the beginning cable-crocheter. Try your hand at front post stitches, back post stitches, and cables crossing front and back. Let this project introduce you to cables or just make it because it will be quick to work up and fun to wear.
2. Birch Cable Socks by Brenda K. B. Anderson
If you’ve mastered the crossing cables in the Ponderosa Headband, move on to the traveling cable! Here, post stitches will cross with non-post stitches so cables seem to travel across a background of crochet stitches. They’re just what you need for fall.
3. Pinyon Pullover by Melissa Leapman
Take the next step in cable making and combine traveling and crossing cables in this adorable sweater! This sweater adds the challenge of keeping track of your cable patterning at the same time you are shaping set-in sleeves. It may take some added concentration, but it’s well worth it. This is a sweater you’ll wear all winter long.
4. Juniper Cape by Anastasia Popova
Tackle an even larger project. This cape starts with crossing cables around the neck and then increases in complexity as you work. It features 3 kinds of crossing cables, including cable-within-a-cable motifs—wow! It’s a beautiful project that is sure to perfect your cabling technique.
5. Subalpine Wrap by Kabila Sri Ponnusamy
Try a totally different kind of cable with the Tunisian knit stitch. In some parts of the wrap, you’ll create a braid-like fabric by crossing stitches; elsewhere, areas of simple Tunisian knit stitch provide visual interest (and a break from all those crossing stitches).
6. Bristlecone Mitts by Sue Perez
Sue Perez has developed a brand-new cabling technique for the advanced crocheter! If you’ve been crossing post stitches for years, and you’re ready to try something new, this is the pattern for you. Sue uses a technique called live-loop crochet to create surface cables on top of crochet stitches that look knitted. Follow along with our photo tutorial on the technique and try it out on these cute mitts.
7. Blue Spruce Hat by Sue Perez
Once you’ve caught on to live-loop cabling, try it in a bigger project. Sue’s mitts gave you the chance to play with crossing cables—now add curving cables to her hat.
I’m so excited about this issue, and I love every project in it. I tried out Sue Perez’s new technique the week she sent her project to Interweave, and for months, I’ve been walking around showing off my swatches to everyone in the office. It’s amazing—even the knitters are impressed!
My fingers want to get stitching all these great designs. If only there were more hours in the day! Which project are you dying to try? We can’t wait to see the incredible things you make from this issue!
Associate Editor, Interweave Crochet
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