My real-life knitbud Shelley has come over to the dark side. She is now a knitblogger. Being a former space cadet, I love her banner!
Go say “hey” to Shelley and welcome her to the bloggie neighborhood!
Cabling Without a Cable Needle Redux
Any yarns this doesn’t work well on? I’m thinking cotton and rayon?
The more slippery the yarn, the more hazardous this technique becomes. But as I pretty much never make cabled designs out of very slippery yarn, this is usually not an issue for me.
Do you always cable sans cable needle? No matter how itty bitty the stitches? I’ve tried it on various different projects, and I can sometimes make it work, but for smaller stuff I find I tend to drop stitches more often than not.
I have not used a cable needle for 20 years, apart from when I taught a class on knitting cables. So, yup. No matter how itty bitty the stitches.
And on the subject of arans, Cynthia asked:
What would you suggest as a first aran for an otherwise experienced knitter?
If you have access to a copy of Alice Starmore’s Aran Knitting, I’d suggest Na Craga. It’s a lovely design, and the pattern consists of just a few elements that work really well together. Check my knitting gallery here for a couple of the Na Cragas I have made.
Look what I’m working on now.
The second sleeve for Aurora. I’ve cast the Mahi Mahi tank aside.
I’ve got three more days til the Inishmore Challenge begins and two of them are weekend days. I figure I ought to be able to finish Aurora and Mahi Mahi and I may even have time to start a widdle Nantasket Basket as well. Whaddya think?
I’ll let you know how I do when I return here on Sunday.
Speaking of the Inishmore Challenge . . .
A bunch more contributions to the cause today! Thank you!!
Last But Not Least
For my fellow purse-lover, StitchinGirl, a photo of my new purse.