First Cable Project: January Headband - 2 Saturdays: March 21 & 28; 2:30-4:00 pm

First Cable Project: January Headband - 2 Saturdays: March 21 & 28; 2:30-4:00 pm

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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.

Skill level:
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.
  • Notions:
    • 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

Homework:
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.

* See the main Classes page for our policy about class changes and cancellations.