My current work in progress:

Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry, knit from Miss Babs  Kaweah in the Parchment, Old Gold, Petrified Forest, and Espresso colorways, using 3.75mm and 4mm needles.

Knitting Cables

There have been a few questions in the comments about my current cabled project.

Like — how fast can I knit cables? The answer is — a lot slower than straight knitting. I never use a cable needle, so that speeds up the process, but of course the process of twisting a cable takes longer than just straight knitting, so a heavily cabled piece will take significantly longer to knit than straight stockinette.

There are many tutorials available online for cabling without a cable needle, by the way. Google at will.

Another commenter asked about the ruffled look of the bottom band of the piece. It looks ruffled because it is smooshed up a bit on the needle — said ruffling will go away with blocking.

When you are creating a cabled piece, you always need to increase stitches above the bottom band or ribbing because the cable “sucks” the piece in. I did increases to accommodate this, and when I spread the bottom edge out, said ruffling disappears.

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Look Ma, no ruffles!

I’ve not made a whole lot of progress since my last blog post. Strangely, spending evenings in a fugue state between sleep and wakefulness is not conducive to knitting. (It was a very busy, intense work-week).

Wednesday’s Book Giveaway

The winner of Quick Knit Flower Frenzy, is Pam Gardner, who has been emailed. To purchase a copy, either in hard- or electronic-format, go to Annie’s Crafts here.

Lucy sez:

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Relax!