Have You Seen Crochet Cables Like These
The new fall issue of Interweave Crochet is here and Holy Crochet Cables! You have to see the crochet cable patterns in this issue. And don’t worry if you are new to cable crochet; the patterns range from beautiful beginner designs to innovative and more complicated projects that are nothing short of inspiring.
The Interweave Crochet editors have even included several articles on crochet cables to get you started. Here is this issue’s editor, Marcy Smith, to tell you more about the issue, cables, and more.
Crochet Cables and More
In this issue we have a special focus on cables. Cables are the delightfully mesmerizing raised stitches that travel across fabric like rivers moving through the landscape. The skilled designers behind the projects in this issue have taken crochet cables to new levels, and most of the ten bewitching cable projects here are, in fact, named for rivers that wind through regions where the designers live. All of them show the distance that crochet cables have traveled since the Aran cable afghans of the mid-twentieth century.
These cables are fresh and interesting, worked in lighter yarns that create texture without bulk. You’ll find big cables and little cables, rich crossed post-stitch cables and light traveling cables, in projects ranging from an entry-level cowl to an ambitious cardigan and pullover.
For those who haven’t crocheted cables before, we have gathered the tools you’ll need to get started with a tutorial on the post stitch. You’ll also find an overview by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby on post-stitch cables and two articles on innovative methods for creating cables without post stitches.
So, hop on the cable car, and find the project that’s just right for you. Of course, we have noncable patterns, too. Autumn Preening, inspired by peacock colors, features two scarves and a coat. And Lace + Tweed combines classic fabrics with openwork in a range of rich garments and accessories. All of these projects introduce innovative techniques that will engage your hook and enhance your autumn wardrobe.
P.S. Which project do you want to crochet first? Let us know in the comments.