Use fundamental techniques to create fascinating cables alongside fashion knitwear designer Fiona Ellis. Start with how to measure your hand accurately to choose the perfect size, before you master the basic cable crosses. Then, knit your gorgeous Glendale mitts as you see how to customize your cuffs, work traveling cables, shape your mitts for a better fit and achieve better range of motion with thumb gussets. Move on to the Cramond mitts, and get step-by-step guidance for knitting impressive Celtic knot cables, as well as creating palm gussets for a more comfortable result. Along the way, learn to easily fix common cable mistakes and add unique cabled flair to future knitting projects. Easily knit sophisticated cables!
Knitting cabled necklines is fun and approachable! Join expert instructor Fiona Ellis, and learn focal point design principles and how to create areas of interest with lines and textures. Then, discover how to design or modify existing patterns to make your cables run into or around the neckline. Plus, you'll even discover how to incorporate functional and stylish I-cords into your knitwear, before Fiona shows you how to extend your stitches past the garment's edge. It will create a look that's off the charts!
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.