Showing posts from October, 2011

Cable pattern creation

I got into my head to make a specific cable pattern for a pair of longsleeved, fingerless mitts I'm planning to knit. I made a drawing, and sketched it out on grid paper. I wanted the cables to be single stitch,  but wasn't sure how to get it out on my needles.

I took out Alice Starmore's Aran Knitting, that I bought but haven't knitted anything from yet. In it, she has some useful pattern swatches, that was a great help. In particular, there was a stitch that ran "slip 2 st to cn, k1, sl p st back to left needle, purl, k1 from cn" that was exactly the stitch I need for my crossing cables. I knit a swatch and it turned out just as wanted it. Then to chart it I had to go on knitting so I could write down the stitches in the chart as I was knitting them.

Different pattern authors seem to use their own individual symbols for cable stitching patterns so I feel no shame in having invented a few symbols of my own. Some of them look like little elephants on the pag…

The little cardie

So what happened to the little cardie I wrote about earlier? My godson got it for his birthday in september! :)

Just when I had started it I got the idea to make a throw for a wedding present, so it had to go into hibernation for a bit. When I got back to it, there was something wrong about it, don't remember what now, but I ripped it up and started over. After that it was a really fast knit.  The pattern is from Garnstudio - found here - and I used yarn from Garnstudio as well, the Drops Karisma superwash.

I made some changes compared to pattern.

Front: reversed one of the side cables to mirror the one on the other side.

Back: I changed a bit more than just reversing one of the cables for symmetry. I put the middle back cables just next to each other, and put the extra stitches from that into the garter area, as one twisted knit stitch on each side.

I also let the cables continue up over the hood in this manner:
I kept the 5-knit edge, then i put in the 3-cable pattern from the b…