Power Cables The Ultimate Guide to Knitting Inventive Cables

From basic twisted stitches to complex interpretations, you can cable with confidence with master knitter Lily Chin's knitting cables expertise and designs.
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Expert knitter and crocheter Lily M. Chin has been teaching cable knitting for nearly 20 years to packed houses and eager students. With Power Cables, she shares her designing and teaching expertise to create a must-have resource on this popular technique.

This book takes the you from the most basic twisted stitches through complex and imaginative interpretations of cables that add texture, color, and even nontraditional explorations (such as turning stitches around, constructing cables with I-cord, and wrapping stitches to create the illusion of cables). Lily's signature and sought-after technique for creating reversible cables is thoroughly explained and integrated with the rest of the techniques, teaching the reader to make almost any cable reversible. In addition to knitting any cable pattern, readers will learn Lily's new charting system, which shows the behavior of the cable more clearly. Other tips include cabling without a cable needle, choosing the best yarns to show off different cable effects, and even designing your own cable patterns.

Readers can practice each of these skills in an original knitted pattern?the book contains 15 original patterns for pullovers, jackets, bags, socks, and accessories.
Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU 10KN02
Product Type Book
Binding Paperback
Number Of Pages 176
ISBN 13 9781596681675
Author/Designer Lily Chin
Customer Reviews (2)
To stretch the super knitter
Power Cables by Lily M Chin is a brilliantly titled and humorously written book to extend a knitters skills into the territory of cabling. The book is laid out in lessons to build skills and explain the authors charting method, it also includes projects to utilise these skills. Lily recommends that even if you have cabled before that you complete lesson one to get to grips with her charting technique. I took this book on holiday with Mum too, so she was the first one to get a proper look, she was immediately grabbing her needles to try the double sided cable and got in a right pickle- lots of tooth sucking and muttering. It would have been a bit mean spirited of me to take any pleasure in the super knitters Review by Jenny Wills (Posted on 6/21/2010)
Power Cables is one of the best knitting books I have read this year.
I had always looked at cable knitting with longing, but never thought I would be able to do it with my level of knitting experience. Recently, I learned to purl, so I wasn''t sure about learning anything else new. Power cables made what was once a scary prospect into something I could actually do, and enjoy. The projects are attractive and easy to figure out with the chart and written directions. I love this book. It is a must for all knitters. Review by Dana Wright (Posted on 6/18/2010)
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