Knitting Cables

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 |

I read an article once that said knitters fall in to two distinct categories: those who knit cables and those who knit using different colours (is there a name for that?). The article implied that there is no cross-over between the two groups. I wish I could find that article since I may be remembering it wrong but either way, I don’t necessarily agree with that statement. However, I think we all have a preference and mine is definitely for the cables. I love the texture and design of a cabled sweater. Also, the challenge of a cabled garment is a direct contrast to the mindless simplicity of rug hooking.

That’s why I was thrilled to see the latest edition of Interweave Knits. There are a number of great cable designs and I’m finding it hard to decide which one to start with. In addition to these patterns I have been eyeing the FLAK workshop on Ravelry. I have had some customers in the store wearing the sweater that they have made through the FLAK workshop and each is different and personal. I like that.

There are a few copies of Interweave Knits in the store and we have a number of yarns which would be beautiful for a cabled garment. Why not come in and choose something you like and then sit with me for a bit and get started?