Monday, June 21, 2004

i can do cables!

 Posted by Hello

i decided i wanted to learn how to knit cables. so...i picked up my sticks, surfed over to this neat-o site and got busy! it's SO much easier than i thought it would be. this example is made with pink red heart super saver yarn (100% virgin acrylic) on size 10 needles. it's a six-stitch left-slanting cable, done over 14 stitches. i am just so impressed with myself right now. next thing i'll learn is how to do cables without cable needles!

my newest FO

JWJ requested a red, black & green wristband a while back and i whipped one up for him last night. i need to improve on the design, but i think it turned out great. i should probably make another one that's a bit bigger or that has more stretch on each edge to make it easier to get on and off. i would have bound off in the ribbing pattern but he thought that would look too "ruffly." silly man. so i picked up the stitches along the cast-on edge and then bound off so that both edges are nice and firm. but i guess i did *too* good a job.


aw shucks. gotta whip up another's too small for him to get over his hands...but it fits a bottle of beer just right! :-)

 Posted by Hello

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