Cable left, cable right 94 knitted cables

Judith Durant, 1955-

Book - 2016

Cables bring life to any knitting project-- but sometimes crossing stitches to work a design can become confusing. Durant offers the key to unlocking these twists and turns with step-by-step instructions that will take your knitting from simple to spectacular.

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North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing [2016]
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
216 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Main Author
Judith Durant, 1955- (author)
  • Introduction
  • Cable basics
  • Simple cables
  • Angles and curves
  • Braids and pretzels
  • Fillers, ribbing, and allover patterns
  • Dressing up your cables
  • Design considerations.
Review by Booklist Review

Well-known knitting-pattern designer and author Durant has created a comprehensive guide to cables with a focus on providing the knowledge knitters need to design their own cabled projects. The book begins with the basics of how cables work and moves through increasingly complex variations. This gradual build is a logical and easy-to-understand way to learn and makes the book an easy-to-use reference resource. Explanations are provided for not just how to work each cable but also why each technique functions the way it does. Each of four chapters details a multitude of cable patterns, including simple cables, angles and curves, braids and pretzels, and fillers and ribbings. Durant also includes tips for fixing imperfections in cables, using beads, making reversible fabric using cables, balancing patterns both vertically and horizontally, and increasing and decreasing cable patterns. As this book works well both as an instructional resource and as a reference book for pattern design, it is recommended for public library collections.--Heidemann, Anne Copyright 2016 Booklist

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission. Review by Library Journal Review

Durant (Increase, Decrease) takes on cables in her latest stitch guide, introducing knitters to the numerous designs for knitted cables. Cabling involves crossing stitches over adjacent stitches, formulating a new pattern in the process. Cabled designs range from simple patterns in which a single stitch is crossed over another single stitch to intricate ones incorporating cables both large and small. Durant's thorough overview of how cables are charted provides insight into how to read charts for cabled knitting effectively as well as methods for deciphering the ways they are described in written instructions. A dictionary of cable patterns, including simple, rope-style cables; angled and diamond designs devised using cable knitting; and all-over cabled designs, follows. Durant also includes noncable filler patterns, such as moss stitch and trinity stitch, traditionally applied to cabled garments and accessories. Each of the cables includes a full-color, close-up swatch illustrating clearly how the cables are formed as well as charted instructions. Helpful tips for troubleshooting-including a clever approach to remedying loose stitches before and after cables-are supplied throughout. VERDICT As with Durant's other stitch guides, this will be a much-used resource on the knitter's bookshelf. © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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