Simple to execute, cables are almost always worked over stockinette stitch thereby producing a “wrong” side. This is not particularly attractive on a scarf or shawl or afghan where the “wrong side” will be in full view of the public. In this class, learn how cables work, which stitches, yarns and needles are ideal for these reversible cables, and how to chart them so you’ll know what you’ll be getting beforehand.
By the end of this class, you will have a sampler of reversible cables plus enough ideas to keep you in stitches for a long, long time.
Level of Experience: At least advanced-beginner, anyone who’s tried their hand at some kind of cable
Homework: Make three (3) swatches as follows:
- With any light-colored worsted weight yarn and size 9 needles, cast on 12 stitches. Row 1- k 2, [k1, p1] 4 times, end k 2. Repeat this row for 1”. Leave stitches on needles.
- With any light-colored worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles, cast on 12 stitches and work in k 2, p 2 rib for 1”. Leave stitches on needles.
- With any light-colored worsted weight yarn and size 10 needles, cast on 12 stitches. Row 1- k 2, [k2, p2] twice, end k 2.
Rep this row for 1”. Leave stitches on needles.
Materials to Bring to Workshop
- homework swatches
- cable needle
- a locking stitch marker, a safety pin or a little scrap of contrasting yarn
- graph paper with 4 boxes to the inch and one or two colored pencils.
Materials fee: None
Cost: $30 for members ($65 for non-members which includes Guild membership through 2019)
How to Register: Sign up at a Guild meeting or send an email to Programs@SanDiegoKnitters.com. Be sure to include your name, the name of the workshop, your email address and a telephone number. Payment is requested at time of registration. Your registration is guaranteed upon confirmation of receipt of your payment. In order to receive a cancellation refund, please cancel prior to the beginning of the guest instructor’s Tuesday program.
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