Crochet Cables

Naskrent200 Cables, crochet cables! I love the texture and homey elegance of crocheted cables. I have admired them from afar, played with creating cabled swatches for work, but never taken on a crochet cabled garment  or accessory. I figured it was about time to jump in.
P1010759 For my first cable project I chose the Stone Path Hat by Lisa Naskrent from the Winter 2007 issue. The skill level for this project is labeled experienced and it does require significant concentration for the first repeat of the cable. I am hoping and truly believe the repeats will be more intuitive. There is a beautiful stitch diagram which I found incredibly helpful, so don't let the experience level scare you away too bad if  you have some crochet experience. Find a crochet buddy or visit your local yarn store for assistance.

I have the very top of the hat finished and have finished the very first repeat of the cable. I love the way the cables are building. Make sure you pay attention to the single crochets immediately preceding and following the cable as it is really easy to accidentally increase or decrease stitches here. As I finish stitching this week, I would love to hear from some of you who have worked on this beautiful project. We can help each other as we go. If you are looking for another project I would suggest trying the Sólás Caomh (a beautifully cabled baby blanket) from Spring 2009.

Best wishes,


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