Lily Chin gives quite a comprehensive guide to techniques and patterns using different types of cables. The patterns are fresh and clearly written with helpful photos detailing the different cable styles.
Power Cables: The Ultimate Guide to Knitting Inventive Cablesby Lily Chin
From simple to sculptural, the original cable patterns explored in this must-have resource create a foundation of techniques for designing signature knitwear. Basic twisted stitches, complex interpretations of cables, reversible cables, adding texture and color, turning stitches around, constructing cables with I-cord, and wrapping stitches to create the illusion
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From simple to sculptural, the original cable patterns explored in this must-have resource create a foundation of techniques for designing signature knitwear. Basic twisted stitches, complex interpretations of cables, reversible cables, adding texture and color, turning stitches around, constructing cables with I-cord, and wrapping stitches to create the illusion of cables are some of the integrated techniques detailed in this guide. Contained within are more than 15 original cable patterns for pullovers, jackets, bags, socks, and accessories. Also included is information on a new charting system for predicting cable behavior as well as tips on cabling without a cable needle, choosing the best yarns for specific cable effects, and designing original cable patterns.
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Meet the Author
Lily Chin has been a knitwear designer and instructor for more than 20 years and was named a Master Knitter” by Vogue Knitting International. She has crocheted runway pieces for fashion designers Diane von Furstenburg, Ralph Lauren, Isaac Mizrahi, and Vera Wang, and her media appearances include the CBS Morning News, the DIY Network, HGTV, the Jane Pauley Show, Late Show with David Letterman, and the Martha Show. She is the author of Couture Crochet Workshop and Knit and Crochet with Beads. She lives in New York City.
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Power Cables is an exploration through the somewhat daunting task of knitting cables. Or so I thought. Lily Chin, master knitter for Vogue magazine, has done a wonderful job of breaking the cable patterns into workable charts for the novice and expert alike. While more handwritten instruction would have been great on one or two of the larger projects, overall the charts made the direction of the cables more clear and happily for this knitter, a doable thing. A wonderful book and a must for anyone contemplating cable knitting. :smileyvery-happy:
I really need a pattern from lily chin so I can make a middle size blanket for toddler I love the stitch but I can not do the stitch with out the word on it can you plese write the copy please it is a beautiful stitch to make a reversible. Pattern.
Sweaters knit up beautifully!