Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I am a convert.

I love texture in knitting - I'm not as big on stripe, or colourwork, but give me cables, and I am in heaven. I LOVE cables. And I'd heard about this "cabling without a cable needle" thing, but I've mostly done large things (like Josephine, which is ALL cables), so I was okay with using cable needles. But I'm working on the Koolhaas hat, and it has two-stitch cables on every other round. And I just designed a new sock pattern for my DH, which has a thirteen-stitch claw cable (c6f, k1, c6f, I believe). If there's any time I *don't* like using the cable needle, it's with DPNs. So, I figured there was no time like the present to try cabling without the needle. Armed with Grumperina's tutorial, I gave it a shot.

And I will never use a cable needle again (unless it is a giant cable. Like, 10 sts or more.)

I'll have pictures later of the progress on the hat and the Snapping Turtle Skirt - I promised Elf I'd put pictures of her skirt up once I finish the second hexagon. :D

1 comment:

freebird said...

I hadn't paid the idea much mind but I guess I'll have to try the no-cable needle idea a try. I always like to know that it's not just that a book got printed but that someone really likes the technique before I get a book.