Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Woven Ties Cable

WOVEN CABLE KNIT PATTERN
Download this very easy cable pattern. You are only using the cable needle twice in every 12 rows repeated. I used a 10.5 needle and casted on 30 stitches. It measures 6 in wide x 9 in tall.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Crossed Arrow Cable Stitch Pattern


CROSSED ARROW CABLE KNIT PATTERN
It looks difficult but it's actually an easy cable pattern. It's the crossed arrow cable stitch pattern. CO 28 stitches for a 6 inch width. For a 9 inch height I repeated rows 1-16, 2 times total, then did rows 1-12. I used a 10.5 needle.


Sunday, February 8, 2009

3 Strand Cable with Ribbing


The 3 Stranded Cable Knit Pattern- with Ribbing


This is called the 3 stranded "braid" knitted cable stitch pattern.  

This piece is 6 x 9 inches. I made it this way because of a charity  BUT you may just want to use the cable pattern itself. That way you can change the surround stitches. If that's the case, I have the cable pattern in a dark red font in bold. 

The instructional PDF, if you wish to download it, is available immediately (no wait) at http://www.mediafire.com/download/n9kxrvor46eo40m/3_stranded_w_ribbing.pdf 


I was a beginner knitter when I started doing cables. It take just a little practice. This is a good beginner cable pattern. I say that because you are only using the cable needle every other Right Side row. I surrounded the cable pattern with ribbing and moss stitch. 

Materials Needed:
Size 10.5 needle
Cable Needle
Approx. 40 yards of worsted weight yarn


Other Notes:
CO: 27
Gauge (In Stockinette Stitch) is 4.5 stitches and 5 rows per inch

Stitches Used:
Cable- see below
Moss stitch - For the moss stitch border you will (K1 P1)x2 on the Right Side rows
and you will knit the purls and purl the knits on the Wrong Side rows

Abbreviations:
RC = Right cross on 6 stitches, Slip 3 Stitch to cable needle, and hold in
back. Knit 3 stitches then knit the 3 from the cable needle.
LC = Left cross on 6 stitches, Slip 3 Stitch to cable needle, and hold in front.
Knit 3 stitches then knit the 3 from the cable needle.

PATTERN: Cable pattern in red
(RS)Row 1, 3: 4 Moss, K3, P2, K9, P2, K3, 4 Moss
(WS)Row 2, 4: 4 Moss, P3, K2, P9, K2, P3, 4 Moss
Row 5: 4 Moss, K3, P2, K9, P2, K3, 4 Moss
Row 6, 8,10: 4 Moss, P3, K2, P9, K2, P3, 4 Moss
Row 7: 4 Moss, K3, P2, RC K3, P2, K3, 4 Moss
Row 9: 4 Moss, K3, P2, K9, P2, K3, 4 Moss
Row 11: 4 Moss, K3, P2, K3 LC, P2, K3, 4 Moss
Row 12: 4 Moss, P3, K2, P9, K2, P3, 4 Moss
Repeat rows 5-12 for cable pattern

To make this exact piece do Rows 1-12, then do Rows (5 thru 12)4
times, then finish with rows 5 & 6.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Loom Wool Ease Scarf

Loom Scarf made with a circular loom, the red one. I used Lionbrand Wool Ease Quick & Thick. "Fisherman" I used the entire skein. You might want to buy 2 if you want a longer scarf. With 1 skein it measured 42 inches long. It's 6 1/4 width when using 16 posts. It was done in stockinette stitch using the "knit over" stitch. I included links to instructional videos from http://www.youtube.com/ in case you are new to looms.

Download PDF here
Have a good one!
Heather