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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 31 January 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219842
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 215x254 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £12.99

The Very Easy Guide to Cable Knitting


Step-by-step techniques, easy-to-follow patterns and projects to get you started by Lynne Watterson

Book Description

This very easy guide opens up the wonderful world of twisted stitches to knitters of any ability, even complete beginners. It is an indispensable introduction to all kinds of stitches, from simple mock cables to intricate bobble-textured plaits, for both cable panels, accents, and all-over repeats.

Learn the basic techniques and practise the stitches with clear instructions and step-by step photos then use your skills to make all kinds of specially designed projects, from giant-cable throws that stitch up quickly on large needles, to snuggly hats and scarves and more adventurous accessories and home comforts.

Each stitch pattern is featured in both written and chart forms so you can get used to using either method when working from other commercial patterns. So whether you’re a knitting novice or a dab hand, cables have never been easier to make.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Lesson 1: Yarns 8
Lesson 2: Knitting kit 10
Lesson 3: Cable needles 12

Knitting basics 14
Lesson 4: Casting on 16
Lesson 5: Knit and purl 18
Lesson 6: Reversible fabrics 20
Lesson 7: Casting off 21
Lesson 8: Tension 22
Lesson 9: Charts 24

The cables 26
Lesson 10: Mock cables 28
Technique: Binding stitches 30

The stitch collection 32
Project 1: Mug and tea cosies 50
Project 2: Placemat and napkin ring 54
Project 3: Scarf 56
Project 4: Storage basket 58
Lesson 11: Cable panels 60
Technique: Working a simple cable 62
The stitch collection 64
Project 5: Hot water bottle cover 82
Project 6: Hand muff 84
Project 7: Cushion and bolster 86
Project 8: Throw and cushion 88
Lesson 12: Cable patterns 92
Technique: Twisting stitches 94
The stitch collection 96
Project 9: Oblong cushion 116
Project 10: Knitting bag 118
Project 11: Baby blanket 120
Project 12: Handbag 122
Project 13: Floor cushion 124

Finishing techniques 126
Lesson 13: Blocking and pressing 128
Lesson 14: Perfect seams 130
Lesson 15: Tassels 132
Lesson 16: Pompoms 133
Lesson 17: Twisted cord 134
Lesson 18: Fringing 135
Lesson 19: Adding buttons 136
Lesson 20: Decorative thongs 138
Lesson 21: Aftercare essentials 139
Abbreviations and chart symbols 140
Index 142

About the Author

About Lynne Watterson

Lynne Watterson has been knitting and designing for as long a she can remember. At the age of five she designed her first outfit a sweater, hat and scarf ensemble for her Barbie doll. With knitting in her blood her grandfather was a machine knitter, and her grandmother a pattern checker for a knitting publication - it came as no surprise to her family when, on leaving school, she worked as a knitting sub-editor at IPC Magazines, serving a five-year apprenticeship. Her apprenticeship was cut short, however, when she was offered the position of knitting editor on a publication for Marshall Cavendish Partworks.
Lynne is now one of the most experienced craft editors in the business, having edited many craft magazines including FashioncraftHand Knitting NewsMachine Knitting NewsCross StitchNeedlecraft Magic, and Cross Stitch Magic. She is also a regular contributor to many publications, including including Prima and Ideal Home. Lynne lives in the Cotswolds, UK, where she works as a designer, writer and editor.

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