By Judith Durant. Everything you need to know about cables is covered in this book. The first chapter covers the basics of knitting the cables that you might find in an existing pattern: terminology, reading the charts, interpreting the symbols correctly, and then how to work various components of cables. These "how-tos" are accompanied by large, clear photographs showing each step. Once you are grounded in the basics, you can move on to the main part of the book, which is a pattern library of 94 different cables, including simple cables, angles and curves, braids and pretzels, allover patterns, and cables with beads, bobbles, and multiple colors. Each pattern is described in text, shows the design fully charted, and is accompanied by a color photo of the knitted cable. The final section covers issues that need to be considered when you design a project using cables, such as dealing with the change in dimensions that cables cause and how to increase and decrease in a cable pattern. You don't have to be a professional designer to use this book. Even casual knitters who want to spice up a simple design with a fun cable will love it.
Spiral bound, 216 pages.
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