An indispensable introduction to all kinds of stitches, from simple mock cables to intricate bobble-textured plaits, for both cable panels, accents, and all-over repeats.
Learn the basic techniques and practice the stitches with clear instructions and step-by-step photos - then use your skills to make all kinds of specially designed projects, from giant-cable throws that stitch up quickly on large needles, to snuggly hats and scarves, and more adventurous accessories and home comforts.
Each stitch pattern is featured in both written and chart forms so you can get used to using either method when working from other commercial patterns. So whether you're a knitting novice or a dab hand, cables have never been easier to make.
Lynne Watterson has been knitting and designing for as long as she can remember. At the age of five she designed her first outfit - a sweater, hat and scarf ensemble for her Sindy doll. With knitting in her blood, her grandfather was a machine knitter and her grandmother a patter checker for a knitting publication, it came as no surprise to her family when on leaving school she worked as a Knitting sub-editor at IPC Magazines, serving a five year apprenticeship. Her apprenticeship was cut short when she was offered the position of Knitting Editor on a publication for Marshall Cavendish Partworks. Lynne has edited many craft magazines in her career including Fashioncraft, Hand Knitting News, Machine Knitting News, Cross Stitch, Needlecraft Magic, Cross Stitch Magic, as well as contributing to many others including Prima and Ideal Home. Lynne lives and works in the Cotswolds.
Prelims Introduction Yarns Knitter's Tools Basic Techniques Gauge How to Read Charts Mock Cables Cable Panels Cable and Bobble Stitches Allover Cable Patterns Making Up Finishing Touches Abbreviations Index and Credits