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Mastering Cable Design

with Fiona Ellis
Learn to create, modify and make cable-knit patterns with prolific and personable knitwear designer Fiona Ellis.

Fiona puts a new twist on deciphering cable abbreviations while teaching you basic cable crosses, rest rows and how to creatively combine these knit design elements. She'll also offer tips on where to find cable design inspiration and how to enhance your garments with I-cord embellishments. As you move on, you'll learn about diamond and doughnut shapes, adding and subtracting individual cables, playing with negative space and creating different cable angles. Plus, you'll also learn to mix and match elements from existing cable designs to make them your own.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, Fiona, who will diagnose baggy stitch syndrome and get you off to the right start.


Lesson 2. What Is a Cable?


Lesson 3. Generating Ideas Using I-Cord


Lesson 4. Generating Ideas From Charts


Lesson 5. Generating Ideas From Images


Lesson 6. Cable Angles & Negative Space


Lesson 7. Charting & Symbols


Lesson 8. Garment Planning


Lesson 9. Additional Design Elements

"Fiona Ellis presented not only the "how to's" of cabling, but her own design processes and her inspirations. After peeking into her thoughts and seeing some of her swatches and garments, I feel much more confident and totally empowered to design some original cabled knits. Thank you!"
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