Knit Cables: Demystifying Cable Knitting

Learn how to knit cables!

These cute cozies are a great way to practice cable knitting.

Cables. The very thought of them fills me with happiness. I love the undulating movement of cables; they’re timeless. From heavily cabled Aran sweaters (gorgeous!) to a tiny cable running up the side of a sock, knit cables make a statement.

But for some knitters, the thought of cables fills them with dread. How do they work? How do I read that chart? What if I mess up?

All valid questions, and Lauren Riker, the talented and stylish designer and teacher behind the fantastic blog Girly Knits, has the answers for you in her beginning cable course, Learn to Knit Cables, starting on June 15, 2016.

Lauren knows cables are one of the most fun but also daunting knitting techniques. She wants to demystify cables for you, showing you how they work, how to create different types of cables, and how to incorporate them into your knitting.

Check out the course preview:

Cables provide such beautiful texture and patterning, and knitting them isn’t necessarily hard—you just have to learn how to manipulate your stitches to get them all where they need to be. Once you understand how this is done, you’ll be so surprised at how easy and rewarding cable knitting is.

Learn how to knit cables!

Detail of cable pattern

Here are some of the skills you’ll learn from Lauren:

» What cables are!
» How to make four different kinds of cables.
» How to include cables in your knits.
» How to turn a cable swatch into a stylish mug cozy.
» How to knit a cabled cowl.

I invite you to learn how to cable, my favorite knitting technique. I think you’ll enjoy it as much as I do!

Register today for Learn to Knit Cables with Lauren Riker. The course runs from June 15 to July 6, 2016.



P.S. Where do you stand on cable knitting—love it or leave it? Cast your vote in the comments!

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