Explorations In Cables

with Patty Lyons

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Bring eye-catching cables and luxurious texture to your knitting. From the fundamentals to advanced techniques, become empowered to knit cables with confidence. Read More…

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Class Description

Hone the skills to knit four included projects featuring marvelous cables: three scarves and a shaped cable and lace hat. Once you're finished, you'll be ready to knit the three graduation projects you'll find in your course materials. During class, certified knitting instructor Patty Lyons will dash your pattern and chart-reading fears as she demystifies abbreviations and symbols. Then, learn the foundations of cabling, before you start stitching! Patty will guide you through six swatches, helping you get comfortable with asymmetrical and symmetrical cables, traveling stitches, right and left twists, braids and compound cables. You'll even learn to cable without a cable needle, so you can see the cable cross before you've knit. Plus, Patty will teach you blocking basics and all the troubleshooting information you'll need.

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Lesson Plan

14:53

Lesson 1. Introduction to Cables

  • Meet Patty and learn about yarn selection, yarn texture and various tools you'll need to create beautiful cables.

19:17

Lesson 2. How to Read Charts & Patterns

  • Learn how to read charts and patterns by dissecting how cables are made. Get to know common stitch abbreviations and discover how to read charts and chart symbols.

35:20

Lesson 3. Right & Left Crosses

  • Start to swatch your cables, beginning with a long-tail cast-on and set-up rows. Learn how to read your knitting, bind off and create a honeycomb cable.

18:07

Lesson 4. Cabling Without a Cable Needle

  • Now that you've learned how to cable with a cable needle, try cabling without one! You'll also learn how to create a left twist and right twist and learn the cable cast-on.

27:57

Lesson 5. Traveling Stitches & Compound Cables

  • Learn how traveling stitches work and how these apply to charts. Practice knitting a five braid cable and a cross cable.

12:59

Lesson 6. Blocking & Scarf Patterns

  • Watch your cables come alive and take form as Patty demonstrates how to block your designs. Learn the basics from three scarf patterns.

53:19

Lesson 7. In-the-Round Explorations

  • Learn how to knit cables in the round by knitting a hat. Learn how to read the chart, shape the hat and finish your project.

8:42

Lesson 8. Graduation Projects

  • Start to apply your cable knowledge! Get ideas for a cowl, afghan and sweater using the cable techniques you just learned.

26:08

Lesson 9. Bonus: Fixing Mistakes

  • In this special bonus lesson, learn how to fix common cable mistakes, from miscrossed cables to loose stitches. You'll also learn how to use blocking to save a project!

"I LOVE this class! I'm not only new to cable knitting but to knitting itself and am now knitting cables with no trouble. I wasn't sure I could do this but Patty makes everything so easy. I love how she shows everything in both styles of knitting, I find the throwing style easier for me to knit. It's amazing how effortlessly she knits in either style. She's so comfortable and confident on camera that she makes you feel like you can knit anything. Due to her teachings I am now able to knit from a chart, text and even by reading my own knitting. I have over 30 Craftsy classes and this in in my top 3. I love it so much I'm going right now to sign up for her other knitting class, Improve Your Knitting."
- Melodie T

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Student Projects

Cabled throw pillow by Ingavi
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