So this little project is part of that whole “Knit Without Fear” mentality that I have, and that I recommend for you. It’s only knitting and yarn. If you learn something, you are not wasting time. Just try new things. Just pick out something new and fiddle with it. Knit it a few times to get the hang of the stitches. You can always pull stuff out until you get the hang of it and make something wearable. It’s not big deal, and you are still working on your technique. It’s like playing an instrument. Even if you play nothing but scales for a few weeks, you are improving. So don’t stop. It does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not stop.
These are the same type of cables and in the same weight of yarn, I bet. Impressive to knit them on dpns for sleeves, however. This picture really inspired me to work on that cable project I’ve been sharing all week with you.
Again, the same basic cables, but this time in a completely different weight and style of yarn. I really love that this is Czech, as the Czech people are very near and dear to me.
Kamila Filipcikova for Elle Czech April 2014 by Branislav Simoncik
I’ve been holding onto these cable reblogs for a while. They inspired me to work through my own little cable knitting experiment. And while it doesn’t look like this, the elements are there. Someday, I will be able to do this. That’s ok if it’s not today. Tomorrow will come just the same.
Vintage styled knit
You can see how GIGANTIC this thing is! I was trying for a long infinity cowl that could be double wrapped. Well, maybe if I used smaller yarn and needles it would work. But this thing is like a cowl for Andre the Giant!!
But, I think my cables look beautiful! I learned how to do them on a youtube video. I am surprised that it wasn’t much harder. This is the most basic ever pattern, so that helped. I look at those incredible Celtic Knot sweaters and I wonder how anybody can follow those instructions. I guess one line at a time and take your time getting there.
I’m going to step up and get my own Swift and ball winder. I’m starting to purchase some nicer yarns online and I’m going to need to wind them myself. My friend has one, but coordinating with people seems to be impossible right now. Everyone is going in a million different directions.
Plus, I have a few old projects I need to rip out. They’ve been sitting a LONG time, so I need to take them back to hank form and wash and dry them and start all over. I heard a great podcast on doing it from Knitting Pipeline. She has a wonderful podcast if you are not familiar.
I bought some real wool yarn for a blankie today in SoHo at Purl (at Purl Soho)
Meet my newest test knit. It’s my first try with cables. I LOVE THEM!!! Way, way simple cables, but how fun are they? They add such richness to the piece. It’s not a a usable piece, and I’m going to rip it all out this weekend. But, it was interesting to make a giant cowl with all the cables.