Cables 103: Unventing a Knitted Cable

In the past two weeks, we’ve covered basic cables and some tips and tricks for using them. Once you know how knitted cables work, unventing—reconstructing and then charting a cable that you’ve only seen—becomes an easier process. Try this method to re-create any simple cable. Nailing Down the Simple Cable For this example, “simple” means […]

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Last week, we discussed the basics of knitting cables and showed how a rope cable is made. This week, we’ll cover a few more tips and tricks to knitting cables. In any given public space, it’s easy to pick out the knitters—we’re the ones staring intently at that person in the corner, the one wearing […]

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Crazy for Cables: Knitting Cables 101

Knitting cables is one technique that epitomizes the free hand we knitters have to shape and mold our fabric as it grows. All cables—the whole lot of them, from simple ropes to complex panels to eye-boggling allover fabrics—are really just stitches knitted out of order in a certain way, forcing the stitches to cross over […]

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Shaping Lace Shawls and Sweaters

Knitting lace patterns by hand is a satisfying exercise in a world that often moves too fast. The knitting is rhythmic and meditative; the finished project is a tangible expression of tradition and history. Previously we discussed the basics of knitted lace: how yarnovers and decreases are paired to create lace patterns and how to […]

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Lace Cast-on and Bind-off Techniques

Knitted lace, a fabric that consists largely of holes, will always stretch wider than its counterpart in stockinette or garter stitch. The most common methods of casting on and binding off, however, often produce an edge that’s too firm and inflexible to stretch the width of a lacy fabric. Traditional lace shawls were often designed […]

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How to Cable Knit with Expert Eunny Jang

Learning how to cable knit is one technique that epitomizes the free hand we knitters have to shape and mold our fabric as it grows. All cables — the whole lot of them, from simple ropes to complex panels to eye-boggling allover fabrics — are really just stitches knitted out of order in a certain […]

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Entrelac Knitting: How to Entrelac Knit

Entrelac knitting is a great knitting technique to know as it produces a fabric with a woven appearance — tiers of tilting blocks appear to run over and under each other. But the fabric is actually worked all in one piece as a series of interconnecting rectangles. Also called patchwork knitting, basketweave knitting or birch-bark […]

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Knitting the Twisted Stitch

A note from Kathleen: One of the things that keep knitting interesting and fresh is learning new techniques and stitches. In Interweave Knits, we bring you inspiring designs, but also lots of new learning opportunities with each issue, such as the twisted stitch. One of those opportunities in the Fall 2010 issue is Meg Swanson’s […]

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