My current work in progress:

Stornoway, designed by Alice Starmore from her book Fishermen’s Sweaters, knit in Frangipani 5-ply guernsey wool in the Aran colorway, on a 3.0mm needle.

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 love those cables!

  2. Oh, I’d love to win the book, if only for the stitch dictionary section!

  3. Yay! More cables! Toss my name in the hat, please! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I so wish that I was off for columbus day. Instead I am at work taking my lunch and wishing that I was at home watching little women and knitting.

  5. I have this book on my wishlist – as soon as I find room for my current knitting book extravaganza – but if I win it in a giveaway – it doesn’t count – so “pick me, pick me” ….:)

  6. Clearbrook (Shawn) says:

    I think Lucy and I must have shared in the same frivolity this weekend. I only wish I could be curled up like her. I had to go to work today. Cables mystify me, but I love them.

    Have a wonderful day off!

  7. Happy day off! I’d love to win a copy of that book. I have the first one and absolutely love it!

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  8. Tricia B. says:

    Oh, please pick me! I would love to have this book. Happy Columbus Day!

  9. Susan Ginter says:

    I would love the book! Enjoy your day!

  10. Ooh, please count me in on the drawing. Thanks!

    Graces last blog post..Finished some socks

  11. Oh, I would like to get that book! Thanks for giving it away.

  12. Looks like a fantastic book that I would love to have. You and Lucy enjoy the quietness of the day.

  13. I totally forgot today was Columbus Day! For some reason I thought it was next week. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The book looks like a good one!

  14. I’d love your copy! And thanks for updating your posts via twitter, my rss reader is getting stagnant with unread blogs ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Wendy,

    I would enjoy your review copy of Continuous Cables by Melissa Leapman.
    Love reading your blog & seing the pics of your cat, Lucy. Hug on Lucy for us. Thank you, Misty

  16. Count me in for the drawing too.

  17. I think Miss Lucy has the right idea about how to spend the day.

  18. Ah, I really miss working for the government sometimes. Like MLK Day, Presidents’ Day, Columbus Day and Veteran’s Day. But then I get Good Friday the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve off without burning vacation days, so that even things out, more or less. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Please enter me in the drawing. I’m a new knitter, but I love cables.

    ConnieBs last blog post..Flora and fauna

  19. I would love this book too!

  20. Ooooh, cables! I’m a little surprised you’re not going to keep it. But I’ll jump at the chance to take it off your hands. I love cables. I’d be interested in seeing what that skirt’s like.

  21. Linda Johnson says:

    Please include me in your book drawing. I am traveling to Ireland soon – and this would be a great way to knit up some rememberances of my trip! Thank you.

  22. Aww . . . Lucy looks all tuckered out! That book looks awesome, count me in, please!

    Queues last blog post..Wants

  23. Hi Wendy. I’m glad you had a fun weekend and enjoy your day off, lucky. That book looks yummy – thanks for being so generous.

  24. I love Melissa Leapman, I took her Celtic cables class a few years ago and it was wonderful. Enjoy your holiday!

    Erin (not in Minnesota) in New Yorks last blog post..Weird Dreamโ€ฆ

  25. I would love a copy of that book, as I am a cable fanatic. Happy Columbus Day.

  26. Wow, I just ordered her first book yesterday and that one sounds even cooler! Fingers crossed.

    Sarah-potterknitters last blog post..Walking

  27. Ah, Lucy, Lucy – what are we going to do with such a little party animal??

    Oh, yes. I’d very much like Melissa Leapman’s cable book. Thank you for making it available!

    Sandra Ds last blog post..Brasstown Autumn

  28. BunnyQueen says:

    I almost bought the first book because it was so excellent, but this one sounds better. If I don’t win this copy, I may just have to break my self-imposed book diet and buy a copy. Cables… yum!

  29. Looks like a wonderful book, thanks for offering it up. Have a great day!

  30. Christine says:

    I do, I do, I do!!! BTW, the more I see Lucy, the more I’m beginning to think my adoptee cat is a Ragdoll – they are so similar, but Logan is black with a silver undercarriage.

  31. count me in–I love Cables Untangled!

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  32. I’d love to be entered into the drawing! It looks like an interesting book. And I *love* that there’s a stitch dictionary included!!

    Vildes last blog post..Ode to Two Colors

  33. Ooh, ooh – this book looks WONDERFUL. I am cable-obsessed. I’m in.

    I’m also a bit jealous of your quiet day at home today – Lucy looks quite comfortable!

  34. Deirdre Thornton says:

    I would really love this book! It looks beautiful.

  35. Oh man, I love cables. They were the first thing I made my self learn after the knit and purl stitches. My first pair of socks were also my first cabled project and my first magic loop! I’m not usually an overachiever ๐Ÿ™‚

    akimbos last blog post..Words. Who needs words.

  36. Ooh, that book looks gorgeous! I need to get some cable-y projects started soon… I’ve caught the lace bug too much recently. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Trines last blog post..Of yarning and cooking

  37. Jennifer Morgan says:

    Oooh, looks lovely. I loved Cables Untangled, and as a fledgling designer and Celtophile, can’t wait to see the techniques section of this book!

  38. Awesome! I love everything cable! Please enter me in the contest!

  39. I love it! Closed ring cables are such a hand-knitterly technique. They definitely set handknitting apart from machine-knit items. Please enter me in the contest!

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  40. Oooh that book looks to die for!

    Sonjas last blog post..Another FO: Reversible Brioche Scarf

  41. I would love the book. Have a good day off work!

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  42. Me , me, pretty please me.. I’d love to own the newest Melissa Leapman cable book! Carolyn

  43. Oh, oh , oh, me, me, me! (Waving hand like that annoying kid we all had in class) ๐Ÿ™‚ I would LOVE that book. I absolutely love all things cable!

  44. I want Lucy’s life. Barring that, I’d like the book.

  45. I met Melissa at TNNA in 2007. She was excited about the book being published. I am hopeful the charts are accurate!

    BTW: Thanks for the introduction to “plurk”

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  46. Absolutely! I am still smitten with cables!

    Angelas last blog post..Finished Object – Cable Blanket

  47. Thank you for offering the book up as a contest prize! I love cables. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ambers last blog post..Purple root is off the needles!

  48. I want it! Thanks so much for sharing your goodies. Happy C-day!

  49. Some of those cables look positively diabolical! They would be great fun to try out.

  50. Gosh, I never comment on other’s posts, but I liked the other book she did and would love to add this one to my collection. I love your blog, Wendy! Keep it up1

  51. Enjoy your day off! I have her first book and this one looks just as fantastic.

  52. Lucy… scooch over. I need a snuggle. Then I’ll get up and start knitting some cables from hopefully my awesome new prize book.

  53. Woohoo! Looks very cool. I’m sure I’ll buy it if I’m not a lucky random winner. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  54. Ooh, gorgeous sweaters. I’d love to get my hands on that book. Thanks for having this contest!

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  55. What a lovely book. I’d love to have it.

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  56. Kelly-ann says:

    Oh, that looks like an awesome book. I would be thrilled to have that in my tiny knitting book collection.

  57. Having seen it in person, I can confirm it has some great circular cable patterns!

    Snuggle the princess for me ๐Ÿ™‚

    Danis last blog post..Here and gone

  58. Maureen (a different one from above!) says:

    I would love this book! Thanks for sharing it!

  59. That first book is great. Thanks for bringing the follow-up to my attention. I’ve added it to my wish list in case I’m not the lucky beneficiary of the random number generator gods!

  60. Since I’m finally working on learning to do cables, I’ve been eyeing this book. I would love to have it in my library to learn from! Looks very interesting.

  61. I’d love to have a cable book in my collection. ๐Ÿ™‚ Greedy I know, but that looks like a neat book!

  62. I have her other cable book and love it. This one looks even better! Enjoy your day off.

  63. I love cables, so I’m up for an entry in the contest!

    Bridgets last blog post..The Letter T; and FO sighting on Ravelry!

  64. Please enter me in you contest. Lucy always makes my day! Happy knitting on your day off.

  65. Oooo…I’d love to try some new cables this year!

  66. Kathy in Hollywood says:

    Dear Wendy: I’d LOVE your review copy! Why aren’t you keeping it yourself??


  67. What a wonderful addition to the world of cables. I’d love to have this book!

  68. That’s so nice of you, Wendy. Please put my name in the hat, too!

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  69. Website ate my comment ๐Ÿ™ I’d love to have this book on hand when I feel skilled enough to try cables ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. My son mentioned his gratitude for the school holiday as well but Lucy’s doing it so much cuter!

    I love Melissa Leapman’s “Cables Untangled” and we’re doing a knit-along of the afghan on the cover; so even if I don’t win the drawing for “Continuous Cables,” I’ll be buying my own copy — I love the stitch dictionaries in the back!

    Janets last blog post..The Two Uncles

  71. Oh, Cables! I’d love me some new cables. And a book – how perfect for a librarian knitter, or knitting librarian, or me!

  72. That book looks great!

    I’m jealous of your day off. I’m at work today.

    Emilys last blog post..April Baby Blanket

  73. Oh wow! I am a huge fan of cables. I’m working on the Knotty or Knice socks from this month’s IK issue, and I once made a comfort throw for a friend that incorporated the Celtic braid.

    The book looks fabulous!

  74. I’m enjoying a government holdiay, too. That looks like a great book.

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  75. Lynn Judge says:

    That looks like an amazing book and i would love to have a copy!!

  76. How generous of you to give away your review copy! That really is “passing it on” in the best of ways. I have only knitted a few simple cable projects in the past and would love to try a few more complex things, the baby projects sound interesting. You were the first blog I ever read “many moons” ago now…! But I still read you daily – very addictive is Wendy Knits over my morning coffee!

  77. Well, if you’re willing to part with that book, I would love it!

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  78. Hi Wendy. I’d love to be entered into the drawing for the book. Enjoy your day off!

    Lynns last blog post..Fluffy Kittens!

  79. lucy looks like a hedgehog in that picture ๐Ÿ™‚ soooo cute…
    please include me in the drawing!

  80. Ooo, I really liked Cables Untangled, and had been planning to get this book too (especially since I just plain can’t figure out closed-loop sideways cables on my own).

    Lucy looks like she had a fun (albeit exhausting) weekend!

    CraftyGryphons last blog post..A good weekend!

  81. I would love that book (*crossing fingers*)

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  82. This book is on my wishlist – thanks for sharing!

  83. Wendy, I am always amazed at how generous you are. Lucy’s a lucky girl to have a momma like you.

  84. Jayne Flynn says:

    Looks like a fabulous book on cables. Would love to have a copy! Also wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog! Thanks for taking the time to entertain me ๐Ÿ™‚

  85. Nancy in Colorado says:

    I love knitting cables and love all things Celtic. Thank you for offering up your review copy! Love your blog.

  86. I would love to get that book. And that cat, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  87. Oh! Oh! Me! Please! *smile* (Though really.. I have at least two cabled sweaters in the works that should be finished before I plan more!) ๐Ÿ™‚

  88. Ohhhh, I lurve closed cables. I would so love this book.

    And even though I haven’t seen it, I *totally* agree with you about the cabled skirt.

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  89. martha in mobile says:

    I don’t enter contests gratuitiously — THIS is a book I would love to have! Please enter me! Thanks.

  90. Hi Wendy. I’d love to be in the draw for the book too. I’ve always loved cables, and now that my knitting mojo is returning and I actually have Time to knit again, it would be fun to try something a little different!

  91. OhOhOoh! Me! Me! Pick me! As soon as I saw that book, it went to the top of my Christmas wish list. Well, right behind the Walker Treasuries and your new book, of course. ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S. Something up with the site? Or is it just not liking me right now?

  92. I’m with you – knit skirts are just too unforgiving. I’m too lumpy.
    Thanks for the offer of the book – fingers crossed!

  93. That basket is soooo cool! love it!

    That book sounds really nice. I’d love to be entered.

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  94. Hey, I want it I want it. It may get me back knitting. If not, I can pass it on after I’ve “enjoyed” it for a bit.

    Jigme Datse

  95. Ohhhh, I lurve closed cables.

    And even though I haven’t seen it, I and *totally* in agreement with you about the cabled skirt.

    Margots last blog post..Ribbons

  96. Love your blog. Love your contests. ๐Ÿ™‚

  97. This is the first I have heard of the book, but it looks excellent. I would love to have it!

  98. Hmm…my chances seem slim. (Though my hips are not…no knit skirts for me, thanks!) But I loved Leapman’s first cable book and would be thrilled to give a home to this one.

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  99. wow! what a great book! hope i win!

  100. I got to look at an advance copy a little bit and the thought of owning one almost makes my knees weak. It would be a pleasure to own a copy of this book! Btw, you are a goddess for offering all of these free books!

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