Hello! Have you been brave enough to give knitting a go yet? So far in my knitting for beginners series we’ve tackled the next steps after knit and purl stitch, and changing colours. How’ve you found it?
I’ve really loved hearing your feedback and I really hope this inspires both knitters to keep going and learn new things, and non-knitters to pick up a pair of knitting needles and have a go – you never know, you might surprise yourself. Knitting is one of those crafts that’s perfect for the winter months – those evenings where it’s too cold to do anything so you just snuggle under a blanket with a hot chocolate and your knitting.
This week we’re over the halfway point so it’s time to attempt something a little more tricky – cable knitting. Cable knitting seems to be one of those techniques that people really put off learning; the detail it creates looks so intricate, plus knowing that a third needle is involved can be a little intimidating. But trust me, once you get the knack of it you’ll really enjoy it. Of the three projects so far this has been my favourite make – the feeling of achievement is huge!
What you’ll learn from lesson three of knitting for beginners:
- How to cable – both front and back stitches
- How to make yourself a piece of clothing you’ll be proud to wear
- How to work with worsted yarn
- This pattern
- 5mm knitting needles
- Cable needle
- Rowan Creative Focus Worsted – Lapis (0007)
- Yarn needle
- Stitch marker (optional)
Head on over to LoveKnitting now for my full tutorial – including a step by step guide, lots of photos and lots more!
I’ll be back this time next week with the fourth tutorial – looking at making your first piece of clothing. If you’re stuck or have any knitting questions feel free to drop me an email; I’d be happy to help you!