With the release of Norah Gaughan’s stunning new book Knitted Cable Sourcebook, we thought we’d give the stage to an all time favourite technique, so bust out your cable needles!
A true classic in the very sense of the word, cable knitting has been the intricate design choice for generations upon generations. Who doesn’t get the image of a traditional Aran jumper in their mind when thinking about cabling? The dense technique makes not only for an impressive garment, but one that brilliantly stands up agains the elements.
If you’re new to cabling and curious to give it a try, know this; it’s really not as complicated as it looks! And we have some really wonderful patterns to help you get started.
Rather start off small? Our very own pattern, Mignon is the sweetest baby cardi you ever did see!
From the bookshelves we have even more goodies in the form of Cables Untangled, Aran Lace, and the many truly excellent Stitch Dictionaries we just couldn’t live without. Our favourites include the Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary, and the beautifully innovative Japanese stitch dictionaries which are all charted, so don’t worry about the language barrier.
When choosing your yarn for cabling, opt for something with a smooth spun for maximum stitch definition. Anything even slightly fuzzy will detract from your cables, and that’s just not fair on all that hard work.
Winner announcement time!
Many thanks to everyone who entered our Arbor giveaway last week. The winner this week comes from Instagram, congratulations @junicarn!
PS. We have been nominated for the British Craft Awards 2017! Please show us your support by clicking on the image above to vote for Loop as the Knitting and Crochet Retailer Of The Year. Voting is open until 20th December 2016. Everyone* who votes will be entered into a prize draw to win one of 5 £100 Amazon Vouchers (*UK Residents only)
That’s all folks! Until next week, happy knitting!