How To Knit Cables in Unexpected Ways

Cable knitting - swaying cables

Swaying Cables Scarf

What was the last cabled project you knitted? Mine was the Swaying Cables Scarf from knit.wear Fall/Winter 2013.  I really love it because it presents cables in a way I hadn’t thought about before—rather than just straight up and down, they “sway” from one side of the piece to the other several times, creating a sort of DNA double helix look. Other than the cables, the scarf is just knit in garter stitch, so the cables are the focus. It makes for a simply constructed yet very interesting finished object. And it’s super warm, so win-win for me!

If you are looking for a new and different way to knit cables in your knitting projects, look no further! One of Interweave’s favorite designers, Heather Zoppetti, has done a ton of work in this part of the knitting world. First, she has a new Interweave book out, called—surprise!—Unexpected Cables. There are eighteen garment and accessory patterns in the book, all with cables used in modern, unexpected, ways. 

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Stevens, Unexpected Cables

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Kissel Hill, Unexpected Cables

These projects are gorgeous, but those cables look a little frightening! Fortunately, Heather also teamed up with us to create a video to help a cable-knitter through all sorts of wacky cables. In Knit Unexpected Cables, Reversible, Traveling, Infinite & More Heather demonstrates how to tackle all of these cable types in order to enable you to knit the beautiful projects in her book. Check out the preview:

We have an awesome promotion right now—get the video, and for a limited time get the Unexpected Cables eBook for FREE!  What a great deal! It’s just for a short time, though, so get your video and eBook now! Soon enough you’ll be well on your way to being a master of cables just like Heather.

Happy cable knitting,
Hannah Signature

 

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