Cables Untangled: An Exploration of Cable Knitting Hardcover – October 24, 2006
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About the Author
- Publisher : Potter Craft (October 24, 2006)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1400097452
- ISBN-13 : 978-1400097456
- Item Weight : 2.54 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.8 x 0.8 x 11.3 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #405,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.
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!
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I'm very happy with this book as a reference book. The reason I give it 4 rather than 5 stars is because I don't really like the patters, and I would prefer the space the occupy to be more cable patterns!
It's a lovely book, very well presented with big puctures of every pattern, written instructions and charts.