- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Potter Craft (October 24, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1400097452
- ISBN-13: 978-1400097456
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.8 x 11.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #926,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cables Untangled: An Exploration of Cable Knitting Hardcover – October 24, 2006
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About the Author
Melissa Leapman is a widely published sweater designer whose patterns have appeared in Vogue Knitting, Knitter’s, McCall’s, Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens, Knit It!, and Interweave Knits magazines. Leapman has worked as a freelance designer for many leading ready-to-wear manufacturers, noted design houses, and major yarn companies. In addition, her knitting, crochet, and design workshops are extremely popular with crafters at all skill levels. She lives in New York City.
Top Customer Reviews
There are patterns for three woman's sweaters all appealing, a poncho, skirt and sleeveless top I wouldn't be caught dead in, two truly lovely patterns for men's sweaters, some afghans, two nice pillows, a hat, two scarves(one reversible), a rug, a handbag, a baby blanket and a sweater for a child.
Also included is a stitch dictionary with very good pictures and charts for cabled ribs, panels and all over patterns.
I have more knitting books than i should, sock books, sweater books, books on color knitting techniques and pattern dictionaries. This is the only cable book I've got because its the only one i need. Be impressed!
The patterns are wonderful!!!!! I love the Simple Hat and Scarf Set knit in a soft pink hue with Classic Elite Cashmere yarn. Of course, if you are not into pink, like me, this can be knit in a whole different palette. There is a section called 'Accents for the Home' and in it there are patterns to make your home more wonderful than it already is by adding your creative flavor. The Aran-Style Afghan is just great for a chilly evening and is knit with Norwegian Spirit/Sandnes Garn's Alfa superwash. It is shown in an off-white ivory, the traditional aran color and its size is 52" x 68" plus fringe. The Harvest Tweed Afghan is my favorite afghan in the book. It is knit in a orange tweed colorway and uses Classic Elite Gatsby yarn. The size is 48" x 68" excluding the fringe. The Sampler Afghan calls to me. (By now, you must have picked up that I'm an afghan lover). It is knit in a soft blue and utilizes Classic Elite Montera. I've knit with Montera before and it's soft, pliable and a joy to work with. The finished measurement is 52 x68".
There is a section called Clothing for Women and it contains some beautiful pieces. I wish I could have them all but my pocketbook will say 'no' at some point. I love the Tweed Pullover in a blue/white tweed, knit with Westminster Fibers/Rowan's Scottish Tweed DK. The sizing is for real women - small to 2X. I hate those knitting books that only go up to a size 38. Let's get real. Most of us are a bit bigger than that.
The section called Gifts for Your Lucky Friends and Family has a wide array of patterns that will be hard to part with once they're knit up. The Man's Intertwined Cables Pullover is a beauty. It's knit in a heathered blue with Cascade Yarns Cascade worsted weight. The little girl's Crewneck Pullover is just as viable for boys as for girls. It's knit with Westminster Fibers/Jaeger's Baby Merino and goes from size 2 up through size 8. I know my husband will love the Man's Tweed Pullover knit in a golden colorway with Westminster Fibers/Rowan's Yorkshire Tweed DK. There are flecks of blue, white and brown in the tweed and it looks just stunning.
Overall, this book is out and out wonderful, one that I know I will use a lot. When I purchase a knitting book I ask myself three questions:
Are the patterns ones that I will use?
Are the patterns easy to read?
Is the book a good resource?
The answer to all three of these questions is a resounding 'YES'. Do yourself a favor and get a copy of this book and start knitting.