Cabling Clinic

$90.00
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Do you know the basics of cabling but are nervous about taking on a more complex project? Choose from several intermediate or advanced-level patterns to take the next step with your cabling skills. This class will discuss how to set yourself up for success in a cabled pattern, read a cabled chart, fix mistakes or mis-crossed cables, cabling without a needle, and measure gauge across a cabled swatch. If you’ve tried basic cabling before and are ready to level up your skills, choose between the Desert Rose Hat and the Beeswax Cowl patterns as a great next step. For students with a bit more experience and interest in tackling a cabled garment, the Kaarina Tee and the Carly Cardigan are both great choices. 

3 two hour sessions 

 

Pick your project based on your skill level: 

Advanced beginner: Beeswax Cowl 

Skills needed: 

  • Ability to knit and purl and work in the round

Materials:  

  • 400 yards DK weight yarn 
  • Size US 6 24” circular
  • Cable Needle
  • Copy of Beeswax Cowl pattern

Homework: Finish ribbing and be ready to start the cable chart. 

 

Intermediate: Desert Rose Hat 

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Decreasing
  • Basic cabling

Materials:

  • Yarn: 180 (200) yards of worsted weight
  • We recommend Hazel Knits Cadence, De Rerum Natura Gilliatt, or  Knitting for Olive Heavy Merino.
  • US 6 circular for the brim 
  • US 8 circular for the body
  • Students can use  40” circumference needles with the magic loop technique or 16” circumference for standard knitting in the round. If using 16” needles, you will also need US 8 DPNs. 
  • Stitch markers
  • cable needle
  • A copy of the Desert Rose pattern by Wool & Pine

Preparation:

Finish ribbing and be ready to start cable chart.

 

Advanced: Kaarina Tee

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Increases, decreases, knit, purl
  • Basic cabling skills
  • Previous experience knitting a garment 

Materials:

  • Sizes: 41.25 (45, 48, 51.5, 57.75) (61.5, 64.5, 68, 71.25) inches
  • Yarn: 1630 (1790, 1970, 2170, 2380) (2620, 2890, 3170, 3490) yards of light fingering weight yarn held double. If you’d prefer to work the sweater in a single strand of DK weight yarn instead, cut the yardage in half.
  • We recommend Knitting for Olive Pure Silk or Merino Fingering.
  • If substituting a DK weight, we recommend Woolfolk Stra, Julie Asselin Leizu DK, or Berroco Pima 100.
  • US#4 circular needles with a cable of 16 inches for the neck ribbing 
  • US#4 circular needles with a cable of at least 32 inches for the hem
  • US#6 DPNs or circular needles with a cable suitable for small circumference knitting for the sleeves 
  • US#6 circular needles with a cable of at least 32 inches for the body
  • 4 stitch markers 
  • 4 locking markers 
  • Cable needle, if using 
  • Tapestry needle 
  • A copy of the Kaarina Tee by Sari Nordlund 

Preparation:

Knit a gauge swatch using the charted cable repeat of the main chart. Wash and lay flat to dry. Please measure the gauge both before and after blocking.

 

Advanced: Carly Cardigan 

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Increases, decreases, knit, purl
  • Basic cabling skills
  • Previous experience knitting a garment 

Materials:

  • Sizes: 47.25 (50.5, 53.5)(57, 60.25, 63.5) in
  • 1360 (1530, 1700, 1870, 2040) yds of Aran weight yarn
  • Please note: This pattern can be knit without the sleeves as a vest! If you don’t plan to knit sleeves, you can reduce your yarn by 340 yards.
  • We recommend De Rerum Natura Cyrano, Manos Del Uruguay Cardo, Blue Sky Woolstok Tweed or Berroco Remix.
  • US 10 for the body. Use circular needles ranging from 40” to 60” according to the size you’re making. 
  • US 8 for the hem, cuffs and front band finishing. DPNs or preferred needles (Magic Loop) for small circumference knitting.
  • Stitch markers, including removable markers 
  • Cable needles, if using
  • Waste yarn or stitch holders
  • A copy of the Carly Cardigan pattern by Irene Lin

Preparation:

Knit a gauge swatch using the charted cable repeat of the main chart. Wash and lay flat to dry. Please measure the gauge both before and after blocking. 



 

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