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Continuous Cables

I recently got a review copy of Continuous Cables by Melissa Leapman.

This is the second cable book by Melissa Leapman — two years after her Cables Untangled.

This book concentrates on Celtic knots and closed ring cables. There is an extensive techniques section.

There are 20 designs.

There are sweaters, a skirt, a couple of throws, a hat, some very inventive baby blocks, pillows, place mats, and a shoulder bag. The designs are all very appealing (well, apart from the cabled skirt, but that could be just me).

And there is an extensive stitch dictionary of closed ring cables.

Very, very cool, because these all look new to me — at least I don’t think I’ve never seen any of them before.

Okay, who wants my review copy?

Leave a comment to this entry if you’d like to be entered in the drawing to win this book. I will randomly pick a winner tomorrow (Tuesday October 14) afternoon.

Today is a government holiday (Columbus Day), so we are having a quiet day at home. Lucy clearly had too much fun this past weekend, because this is what she has looked like so far today:


  1. I hope you’re having a wonderful day off. I loved her first book, and would certainly love the second! Thanks for all these wonderful offers. 🙂

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  2. I would love this book. It looks just beautiful. I would love to tackle more cables this year.

    cdnbulls last blog post..Fall fun

  3. Glad you and Lucy are getting a rest day after your exciting weekend.
    That book looks very interesting.

  4. Gee, Wendy, I wouldn’t mind your review copy of the Leapman book. In fact, I’d be honored 🙂

    Lucy looks like she had a really hard weekend entertaining her guests. Thank heaven she gets the extra day off – wish I did!

  5. Hi. Please enter me in your contest! The book looks fabulous!


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  6. There is no such thing as too much fun 🙂

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  7. I can’t believe you’re willing to part with that book! It looks fantastic. I’d love to be in the drawing 🙂

    cks last blog post..Do you have narrow feet?

  8. I would love this book. I love cables so much! They are so fun to knit.

  9. Sounds fun, but I’m with you. I’m not much of a skirt knitter, well, I’m not really a skirt wearing person either!

    Kellis last blog post..I Love Fingerless Mitts

  10. Hi Wendy and Lucy – I’d love the review copy! Cables are my current favorite knitting thing, after a long lace phase. Happy Monday.

  11. OOooo Pick me Pick me

    and say hi to Lucy for me and my kitty Boris

  12. I’d LOVE a copy, so please enter me. Hope you and Lucy enjoy a lovely day off to knit!!!!

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  13. Throw my name in the hat. I do love me some closed cables.

    Enjoy your day off! Do advertising agencies count as government entities?

    kristins last blog post..Huh.

  14. I would love to have this book! Cables are one of my favorite bits of knitting.

    My cats look at Lucy and wonder if she’s all right…they don’t often spend more than 5 minutes in the same position!

  15. Oh I loved the first book, what a cool way to spend Columbus Day!
    Enjoy the fall day, I vote for Lucy’s way of celebrating.

  16. That sounds like such a fabulous book! I must say, I am interested to see the picture of the skirt, if only because I have a friend who can make them work.

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  17. Have a nice day off. Thanks for the book review. Put my name in the “drawing hat.”

  18. Happy day off! I’d love to be entered in your drawing. Thanks!

  19. Happy Columbus Day, Wendy and Miss Lucy!! Enjoy your lazy day off!

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  20. I would love that copy, should I be fortunate enough to be chosen!

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  21. I am in total lust for this book, but I’ll leave it to you if want to include my name in the drawing, ’cause I’m very willing to buy it. Odds are totally against winning twice in a row, but what would be more random than that?

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  22. Cables! My favorite thing to knit. Congratulations on a day off, enjoy it and stay warm!

  23. Enjoy your day off Wendy! Book looks Fab 🙂

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  24. I just ordered her first book and was thinking I should have gotten both! Happy Columbus Day – enjoy your day off.

  25. Oooh, cables!! How pretty, and with lots of charts, too!

    You would think that people in Columbus would totally have Columbus Day off, but alas…only the banks and a few government offices (not even all of them!). Enjoy your day, Lucy!

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  26. I loved Cables Untangled! I’d love a copy of her newest book. Thanks for the give away.

    Sorry to be delurking for a contest entry, but I’ve loved your blog and sock patterns for years now!


  27. I love skirts, but I’m not too sure about one with cables. It would depend on where they are – I don’t think that skinny cables that suddenly expand around my mid section would be too cute. Jus’ sayin!

    I think it’s super cool that they would have section dedicated to just the specific types of stitches – good for those of us who still have a lot to learn.

    Thanks for another super opportunity!

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  28. What a lovely book.

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  29. That book looks absolutely fabulous! I really enjoy cables–they relax me for some reason. I would love to be entered in the drawing for this book.

    Anns last blog post..Now what???

  30. Please enter me into the contest – the book looks wonderful.

  31. That book looks fascinating. Though I don’t think I can knit cables till my sore thumb gets happier, I am starting to get the cable urge. So please enter me — because I can always read and dream, after all! Thanks!

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  32. Even if I don’t win this book, I’ll definitely have to add it to my library! It looks fantastic!

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  33. I am a cable fanatic, and would love to give this book a good home.
    Lucy looks like I do after a busy night.

  34. I think I’m ready to make this leap! It looks like a wonderful book; count me in! I bet Lucy’s happy to have her mommy home all day.

  35. I would love to win this book! I love cabling and having seen the first book (but resisted buying it due to too many books purchased at the time), I know this one must be equally if not more wonderful.

    Debs last blog post..Can’t Get Enough Northampton!

  36. this comment box does not like me but i wanna try to win

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  37. Hurray for Columbus Day! Have a wonderful day off full of naps and knitting:~D The book looks very interesting.

  38. yes please!

    BalletMommys last blog post..So true….

  39. Looks like a great book! And my sister used to have a cat named Boo who looked JUST LIKE LUCY! They could have been twins. She lived a long, very loved life.

  40. Hi Wendy! Hi Lucy! I loved Melissa’s first book and would love to receive the new one. Thanks!

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  41. Oooooh CABLES! I’m having major sweater-knitting-need, but I’m feeling bereft of beautiful patterns, so count me in for an entry =D I might have to look that up once it’s generally available if the RNG doesn’t suddenly decide to give me birthday love, heh.

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  42. Ooo!! Pick me! Pick me!

    Really, though, it will save me the trouble of having to buy it. It sounds like a great book!

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  43. OK, count me in for the contest!

  44. ooooh, lovely book! I’m entering!

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  45. ooooo, Please pick me. I loves me some cables, and have been trying to get Celtic cable patterns for a while

  46. oooooh, I love cables! What an awesome looking book.

    Thanks for having the contest!

  47. I’d love to win this book!

    Pennys last blog post..Fall Yarn Swap Question #4

  48. Sue Johnson says:

    I have the first book in this series and just love it. I’d love to have this one, too. Thank you!

  49. This book sounds great…fills a real niche in knitting technique. I’d love it.

  50. slimsdotter says:

    Please add my name to the drawing. Enquiring minds want to know: do the authors require you to pass the books along after review? Ethics, or conflict of interest, or something? Because my cold, greedy heart would be hanging on tight to the books if I were you! Thanks for sharing the luv.

  51. I would love to win a copy of Continuous Cables. The idea of closed circular cables is fascinating.

    Also, your new listen to this post feature is very cool!

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  52. I’d love to be entered into the drawing please.



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  53. How nice of you to offer. This book sounds great…fills a real niche in knitting technique. I’d love it.

  54. I would love to give that book a home. Thanks for offering it.

  55. Donna in Ely says:

    Oh, please enter me in the drawing for the book. I don’t wear skirts and I think a cabled skirt would probably make me look wider, laughing!!!
    I would probably have to share the book with oldest kid, too!! Thanks for the drawing…

  56. I’d love to have that book!

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  57. You are *very* generous! Thank you for entering my name in the drawing.

  58. Oooohhh pretty! Can I put my name in the hat too? =)

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  59. I’m a die hard cable fanatic, so adding this book to my library would be amazing! I just can’t believe you are giving up your copy! Thanks Wendy

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  60. Cables never fail to entertain me. I’d love to win your review copy! Please enter me in the competition.

    Nancys last blog post..When’s Leif Erickson Day?

  61. Wow – you really tired Lucy out – she didn’t even bother to brush her hair 🙂 The book looks ultra-cool – please include me in the running for the book.

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  62. Poor Lucy….plain tuckered out. She must have had quite the time of supervising the activites at Chez Wendy over the weekend. (and I’d be happy to be considered for the drawing).

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  63. I’d love to be in the drawing ! Glad you had a good weekend – hope you get rested up in time to deal with the return of Lucy’s energy 😉

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  64. Definitely enter me in your contest — the book looks wonderful! I’ve been knitting cables for years, so I’m always looking for new ways to make them even more beautiful. This would be a wonderful addition to my library!

  65. Thank you for having a raffle for that wonderful book. Please enter me.

    I’m off to add it to my Amazon Queue after reading your interview.

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  66. thanks for being so generous Wendy! Please include me in the drawing!

  67. I absolutely LOVE cables and I would LOVE to win this book. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed until tomorrow afternoon. (Oh, wait, that’s going to make it difficult to knit. I need to come up with a better plan.)

  68. I’d like to enter the drawing. Thanks.

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  69. Donna in Ely says:

    Would love to have the book!! Thanks for the opportunity. Love the Lucy pictures.

  70. I love knitting cables!!!!!!!

    Thanks so much!

  71. Yay cables!

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  72. Sweet little Lucy gets an extra day with her mama!

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  73. Ooh, I heart cables, pick me, pick me! Thanks for a fun contest!!

  74. I’d love the book! I loved her first too.

  75. Looks like a good book. Add me to the interested parties please.

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  76. Pick me! Pick me! I am self taught and would like some good instruction. I have been bitten by the fiber bug since March 2008, this year. I have done a few cable projects and love them.
    I send big pats to Lucy. My kitties say “meow” (hello in kitty talk).

  77. Pick me pick me pick me ** does magical gree-gree on random number generator**
    **Does extra little gree-gree dance just for good measure**
    Oooh I hope it picks me!! Cables are so much fun to execute!

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  78. Ooh, I’ve been looking forward to seeing Melissa Leapman’s new book. I heard rave reviews of her cable class at Stitches Midwest this year.

  79. That looks like a very interesting book!

  80. Carolyn Malloch says:

    Oh, OH , OH, Pick me, Pick me – – book looks fabulous – – And thank youfor such a great blog to visti daily!


  81. Kim Deceder says:

    I would love the book to give to my mom – she is a huge fan of cables!! Thanks for the offer,

  82. Dawn in NL says:

    Dear Wendy,
    For once, I would like to release the wee girlchild in me, stretch my right arm as far as it will go and shout “me, me, pick me!”. However, I am going to restrict myself to a very restrained “Please enter me in your draw”. 😉

    Love to Lucy,

  83. Enter me for the contest? And thanks for doing this! You’re such a nice person! 🙂

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  84. Hope you enjoy your day off! And that book is gorgeous, I’d love to win it…

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  85. I love all this Irish, especially Celtic cables – sign me up for the drawing! I’ve been to Ireland twice, but it was before I was really into knitting, so I think I’ll need to go back and explore some knitting stores and patterns there sometime 🙂

  86. Please, please pick me……….I have Cables Untangled and would love to have this book too. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Gizmo says “Hi Gorgeous!” to Lucy.

  87. …that last one should be “I love all THINGS Irish”

  88. How do these cables compare to the viking emblems Elsbeth Lavold published in the Viking Knits series?

    Toni and Eliza send snoozy greetings to Lucy from their corner of Alexandria.

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  89. Enjoy your Columbus Day!

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  90. Please enter me – this looks fantastic!

  91. Her last book was great, can’t wait to see this one! Thanks for adding my name to the random drawing!

  92. Thanks for sharing all these great books. Please enter me in the drawing.

    Jo Ellyn

  93. Oooh…. pick me….pick me!!! 🙂

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  94. I hope you have a wonderful Day with Lucy!!!

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  95. I would love a copy of that book. Happy Columbus day.

  96. Why don´t I volunteer to take it from your hands. I´ve always liked cables.

  97. Oh, that sweater is beautiful, I’d love to have a copy of that book!

  98. elizabeth ruby says:

    I would love the book!

  99. You are always so generous! I just bought some yarn that would be perfect for a cabled sweater. Maybe it’s fate?! hahah

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  100. The book looks very interesting. I would love to take it off your hands! I have more knitting time for cables now that I am retired…..sort of.