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Cable Knitting Stitch Dictionary
  • Publisher: David & Charles
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 30 September 2024
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781446312858
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 190x246 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: £19.99
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Cable Knitting Stitch Dictionary


100 essential stitches with actual-size swatches and charts by Debbie Tomkies (Author)

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Book Description

The Cable Knitting Stitch Dictionary covers all the essential skills needed to produce successful cables, such as cable terminology, how to read and follow cable charts, spotting and correcting errors, and handy tips and tricks for beginners.

There are skill level flags so readers can learn as they go, and mix and match ideas for combining different cable designs. As well as the written patterns there are charts for each of the designs alongside life-size photography of the knitted samples stitched up in high-definition yarn.

The book begins with a series of classic cables and then moves on to more detailed cables progressing in complexity from combination cables and panels to all over designs and motifs. It then moves on to explaining how to incorporate other techniques like colorwork. The key stitches required are explained with step-by-step photography and instructions. And there is a chapter about creating your own designs with cables which explores how to chart your own cables, how cables affect the drape of the fabric and ways to adapt this, choosing the right yarn and cable placement.

The ‘mix and match’ feature for combining cables flags the row pattern repeat and stitch multiples so you can see if it would work in a specific project. There is also information about the stocking stitch equivalent which is essential when doing a gauge swatch in order to know how wide the cable pattern should be.

By taking the best of the traditional cable designs and blending them with contemporary cables, this collection will be a valued reference for any knitter.

About the Author

About Debbie Tomkies

Debbie Tomkies has designed for many major knitting and crochet magazines including Knit Now, Simply Knitting, Knitting, Let’s Knit, Yarn Forward, and Inside Crochet. Debbie has been the agony aunt and 'How-to' technical feature writer for Knit Now magazine for over four years. She has written three books, Hand-dyed Yarn Craft Projects, Complete Knitting Skills, and 250 Knitting Stitches. Debbie is a successful tutor and teaches knitting, crochet, dyeing and textile arts to students of all ages as such, she has a genuine understanding of the needs of knitters at all levels. She lives in Cheshire, UK. For more information, visit www.dtcrafts.co.uk.

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