First Cable Project: January Headband - 2 Saturdays: March 21 & 28; 2:30-4:00 pm
First Cable Project: January Headband
Instructor: Cynthia Gilbertson
Dates: 2 Saturdays: March 21 & 28; 2:30-4:00 pm
Knitted cables create the beautiful illusion that the fabric is twisting around itself in mysterious ways. In this two-session project class, we will unlock the secret of how these textures are created. We will make a headband with a classic “rope” cable, and you will learn how to work cables and how to read a cable chart — skills that will enable you to take on whatever complex cabled patterns your heart desires. Other skills taught include picking up stitches and “right-angle” mattress stitch.
**Note: There is a small homework assignment that needs to be completed before coming to class. Instructions for the homework are found below.
This class is suitable for advanced beginners who are comfortable knitting, purling, and combining knits and purls on the same row. Being able to recognize the difference between a knit and a purl stitch when they are on the needles will help you to be successful in this class.
Supplies to bring to class:
(registered students receive 10% off class supply purchases, excluding patterns)
- Your complete homework (instructions below)
- Yarn: Approximately 75 yards of chunky-weight yarn (our sample is made from Malabrigo Mecha)
- Needles: US #10 (6.0mm) needles; either 24" circulars or single-points that are at least 10" long.
- A cable needle (the "J" shape is recommended)
- A blunt yarn needle for seaming (a bent-tip "Chibi" needle is recommended)
- Pattern: The pattern will be provided in class
Cast on 32 sts.
Row 1: k3, [p2, k2] repeat to last 5 sts, p2, k3.
Row 2: p3, [k2, p2] repeat to last 5 sts, k2, p3.
Work the above two rows nine times (for a total of 18 rows). Your work should measure about 3.5” from the cast-on edge. Bind off in pattern, leaving the last stitch on the needle. Bring your completed homework to class.
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