If you’ve been searching for a straightforward guide to cable knitting, Cable Ready offers a practical approach to this popular technique. This book features 10 fashion-forward shrugs, cardigans, quick-knit, time-saving cowls and scarves.
In this 48-page book, you’ll be introduced to a comprehensive tutorial, How to Knit Cables in Three Easy Steps, written by Lorna Miser. You’re first introduced to the process of working a 2 x 2 cable, which is the method of crossing 2 stitches over 2 other stitches. The first example (below) shows you how to work a left-crossing cable, which means that the cable will cross to the left so the stitches on the cable needle are held to the front. The second example in the tutorial shows you how to work a right-crossing cable, which indicates that the cable will cross to the right so the stitches on the cable needle are held to the back.
Also included in this instructional guide is an example of a cable chart, helping you to better understand what standard cables look like and how to read them.
You’ll find that as you build your skills, cables are not only easy to master, but they’re also quite addictive once you get the hang of them. They also add the look of complexity and depth to even the simplest of projects.