Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Dreaming of Cables

I do get all excited when I see some lovely knitted cables.  I would love to have the patience to sit and knit something intricate and complicated.  I dream of one day sitting down and knitting this gorgeous cardigan by Alice Starmore.

Unfortunately I don't think I have the staying power to complete something like this.  I dream of embarking on some lovely pattern but in reality I know I wouldn't enjoy it.

Nevertheless, every now and then, I feel I should make some effort to do cabling so I opted for a quick and easy hat pattern by Kate Davies to satisfy the urge.

The pattern is called Catkin.  You can see full details of the project on my Ravelry page, here.

It's knitted in 4 Ply wool - I used the leftover balls from my Edith cardigan - and it uses very small needles so the knitting it quite tight.  There are minimal cables but I can't say I enjoyed knitting it.  All that stopping and starting with a cable needle and remembering to twist the stitches the correct way - it's too much for me!

I think I should stick to what I like best - colour work.  Although I like to think of myself as a jack-of-all-trades, cabling is my least favourite.


  1. This came out exceptionally well I have never tried cables looks hard x

  2. BTW I fell in love with the sweater shown, found it in the book Aran Knitting: New and Expanded Edition by Alice Starmore which can be found at Wanna guess what I just ordered?


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