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Not really. In Cables Untangled, widely published author, knitwear designer, and teacher Melissa Leapman demystifies this perennially popular technique, ...
Not really. In Cables Untangled, widely published author, knitwear designer, and teacher Melissa Leapman demystifies this perennially popular technique, guiding the reader through the process step by step. Even if you’ve mastered just a few basic knitting techniques, you can turn out beautiful cables too!
A comprehensive resource book for knitters of all levels, Cables Untangled features over twenty cabled projects, from simple household items to clothing, fashion accessories, and gifts for virtually everyone on your list. Every project is beautifully photographed and includes useful detail shots of every piece of cabled fabric.
In addition to the projects, Cables Untangled includes an invaluable Cable Stitch Dictionary, giving you the tools to be a skilled and creative cable-knitter. Extra resources include:
• A guide to using knitting charts and understanding their symbols
• A comprehensive stitch library of both traditional and unusual rib, panel, and allover cable stitches, all clearly photographed and accompanied by easy-to-use charts
• Tips for designing your own projects
Throughout the book, Leapman relies on the techniques she has developed teaching her popular workshops—making the process easy and fun for anyone.
Here’s the book that will bring your knitting to a whole new level, help you impress family and friends with your beautiful creations, and open up a new world of creative opportunities. Without a doubt, Cables Untangled is an indispensable resource in helping you conquer—and enjoy!—cables. It’s the ultimate guide for beginners and seasoned knitters alike.
From the Hardcover edition.
Posted July 27, 2009
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I taught myself how to knit, and and I wanted to learn how to cable. (Knitting Nature was my entry drug of choice.) Unfortunately, no one I knew was able to cable (drats!) and lessons are expensive. I also take great pleasure in doing things myself, being hardheaded and stubborn. So I went to the knitting section of the store and looked for a book that had some sort of cabling instructions. I hit the motherlode with Cables Untangled. It truly does live up to its title--Leapman explains the mystery of cabling, and has great diagrams for us visual people. Within the first few pages you're saying "Why on earth did I think it was so hard?" Plus, the beginner patterns don't look like child's play--even though they aren't difficult. For my entry into the art of cables I used the braided cable pattern for the scarf and hat set to make a very nice purse, and my first cable looked very nice, if I say so myself. The rest of the patterns in the book are also very, very nice--a few of the sweaters look daunting, but once you memorize the cable pattern, which you do quickly, they're not that bad.
There's also a cable dictionary at the back, if you want to create your own cabled designs. Very handy for blankets or purses, or sweaters if you're feeling brave.
I highly recommend this book if you want to teach yourself to cable, or if you're looking for some complex-yet-simple patterns to make.
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Posted July 18, 2009
This book is beautifully put together with lovely close up pictures. The information and instructions are clear and useful. I would buy it again or give it as a gift.
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Posted March 27, 2010
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