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Picking the yarn is the most exciting part!
The patterns you choose dictate exactly what weight and type work best for that project, but exploration and
creativity are essential aspects of knitting. You should use some of your own creativity and flair instead of
following patterns word for word.
Looking at different types of yarn and using your imagination on different projects can be fun, especially if you are
an out of the box type of person. If you are the type of knitter that wants to know exactly how the yarn was made
and from what materials.
Its important to know if anyone you are knitting for has any skin allergies to types of materials.
You may want to ask about possible wool or other fabric allergies before picking up large quantities of a yarn
just because it is their favorite color.
Knitting techniques learn to knit and other knitting tips
update frequently, so look every now and then, for more stitches
in these files
Japanese, American and British needle sizes
Knit a tension swatch in lace stitch or knit cables, then choose your knitting pattern.
look at my
basic patterns for woman or
basic patterns for baby or basic patterns for child
or basic patterns for men,
to create your own knitting pattern.
OMBINE knitting stitch OR CABLES AND BASIC KNITTING PATTERNS,
TO CREATE YOUR OWN EXCLUSIVE PATTERN
The stitches crossing behind are transferred to a small cable needle for storage while the stitches passing in front
are knitted. The former stitches are then transferred back to the original needle or knitted from the cable needle itself.
Other knitters prefer to transfer the stitches to a large safety pin or, for a single stitch, simply hold it in their fingers
while knitting the other stitch(es). Cable stitches are generally permuted only on the right side, i.e., every other row.
Having a spacer row helps the fabric to "relax".
Cable knitting is usually less flexible and more dense than typical knitting, having a much more narrow gauge.
This narrow gauge should be considered when changing from the cable stitch to another type of knitted fabric.
If the number of stitches is not reduced, the second knitted fabric may flare out or pucker, due to its larger gauge.
Thus, ribbed cuffs on an aran sweater may not contract around the wrist or waist, as would normally be expected.
Conversely, stitches may need to be added to maintain the gauge when changing from another knitted fabric
such as stockinette to a cable pattern.
knitted by Lies de Haas
knitted by Trudi
Knitting cables tutorial
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Cables are usually done in stockinette stitch, with a reverse stockinette background, but any combination will do;
for example, a background seed stitch in the regions bounded by cables often looks striking.
Another visually intriguing effect is meta-cabling, where the cable itself is made up of cables, such as a three-cable
plait made of strands that are themselves 2-cable plaits. In such cases, the "inner" cables sometimes go their
separate ways, forming beautiful, complex patterns such as the branches of a tree. Another interesting effect is
to have one cable "pierce" another cable, rather than having it pass over or under the other.
Two cables should cross each other completely in a single row; for example, two cables three stitches wide should
cross with the three stitches of one cable passing over the three of the other cable.
Although it is sometimes tempting to have an intermediate crossing row of fewer stitches (say, 4 stitches),
it is very difficult to make this look good and should be avoided.
Knitting a standard cable
hen you knit cables, you don't have to cross stitches on
The row on which the stitches are crossed over each other is called the turning row. After the turning row,
you work several plain rows, and then you work another turning row.
Standard cables have the same number of plain rows between turning rows as there are stitches in the cable.
If the cable is 6 stitches wide, for example, you work the turning row every 6 rows.
A sweater worked in a cable pattern will be significantly narrower than one worked in the same number of stitches
in stockinette stitch. You'll need more yarn and more stitches for a cable sweater than for one of the same
dimensions in a knit/purl pattern.
If you're adding a cable(s) to an uncabled sweater pattern, for every 4 stitches in the planned cable(s),
add 1 or 2 stitches to the number of stitches to cast on.
Then work a few rows in the knit/purl pattern you've established for your cables before working a turning row.
If you're making a project in a repeating cable pattern, be sure to work a large enough swatch to be able to
measure gauge accurately. The swatch should include at least two repeats of the cable pattern horizontally and
vertically. If you're working several different cables, you have to check your gauge over each one.
Knitting cables in symbols
One of my piles of swatches for the cable files,
beautiful cables stitches in relief.
Print this Aran Cables Symbols Long Legend , and
BASIC STITCH FILE.
Knitting instructions with illustrations
all the common knitting stitches with illustrations page 1
all the common knitting stitches with illustrations
Japanese knitting stitches with illustrations page 1
Japanese knitting stitches with illustrations page 2
you need these files, to knit the cables.