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Sunday, February 06, 2005

Let the cabling begin!

Yes, it's been a ridiculously long time since I posted to this blog.

Not that I haven't been knitting though - just not blogging.

At the end of 2004 I promised myself I would get some guts and learn some new stitches, starting with the dreaded CABLING.

I'd seen several books illustrating it but feared I would not be able to figure it out unless a human being showed me how to do it.

Then one night about a week ago or so I decided just to TRY it and see what would happen. I got out a ball of my old friend GOA - the easiest yarn in the world to knit with - and gave it a try.

You know what? It's super easy!

I'm not doing anything fancy, just two stitches on the needle, but I understand the process now and will be able to forge ahead with more complicated stuff.

Here's a hat I made - it's seed stitch with two cables at either side!

(one ball of 50g yarn, and not knitted in the round because I didn't want to have to worry about the cables joining properly at the top. So I did it as a tall rectangle, then folded it over, sewed the two side seams, threw on some tassels, and called it finished)


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