Cabled Cowl

Someone is learning how to knit cables! Hey, that’s me! I took a class (surprise!) and there was some pre-class homework to do for the initial ribbing. I finished the ribbing and thought I’d just dive right into the cabling task. I had seen cabling demonstrated once and I thought, you know, Nike-wise: Just Do It.

So I did it! And what did I learn in class? That I was holding my knitting backwards, or inside-out, sort of. That means when the pattern said “hold the cable needle in front” I was actually holding it in back. This is not a problem, as long I’m consistent and hold it in back for the rest of the pattern, now that I’ve oriented my knitting correctly.

Alpaca yarn from Alpacas raised by the Ply! Yarn shop owner, Kathy Utts, in Wimberley, Texas

Alpaca yarn from Alpacas raised by the Ply! Yarn shop owner, Kathy Utts, in Wimberley, Texas

I also learned that even though it sounds easy to count to 5 (purl stitches) and 6 (knitting stitches), sometimes I didn’t make that happen. One of my fellow knitters suggested using a marker at each stitch change and then I wouldn’t have the opportunity to miscount on each row (assuming I got the first row correct). Whoa! Great idea . . . for the next project.

I actually am learning something new each day.

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