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(Not-So) Basic Cable!

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Honeycomb + Right Cross + Vitamin C

Created in this Craftsy Course

Explorations In Cables taught by Patty Lyons

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

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Accessory
Yarn Weight Aran (10 ply)
Sizing Other
Style Traditional
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What needles did you use? US 8 / 5.0 mm / UK 6

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What materials did you use? I used my bamboo double points and my ever-lasting skein (400m-worth) of cream, 100% acrylic yarn. I don't view swatching as simply a means to an end or the knitting equivalent of being told to eat your veggies. I actually really like doing them, especially when they're as motivating and skill-building as the ones in this course. But, alas, finances are a bit lean, so for the time being I'm keeping my skill-building dry runs to the more budget friendly yarn.

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What are you most proud of? This is my very first cabling class, and the simple right cross is my very first cable ever! (I'll be adding photos of more swatches as I progress. The course includes instruction in several cable patterns + projects). It's hugely gratifying to be tackling things that look pretty advanced this early on in my knitting "career". They're not mistake-free, but I'm chuffed.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If at first you don't succeed... (Seriously patting myself on the back for mastering that reverse/purl cast-on!) Don't forget Craftsy has slow-mo options in addition to the 30 second repeat. Definitely used the x.25 to nail that technique down!

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Looking good!

04/07/2014 Flag