• Title: Continuous Cables: An Exploration of Knitted Cabled Knots, Rings, Swirls, and Curlicues
  • Author: Melissa Leapman
  • ISBN: 9780307346872
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Continuous Cables An Exploration of Knitted Cabled Knots Rings Swirls and Curlicues Mention the phrase cable knitting and most people knitters and non knitters alike envision textured ropes twists and braids winding up knitted fabrics But did you know that knitters can also create
    Mention the phrase cable knitting, and most people knitters and non knitters alike envision textured ropes, twists, and braids winding up knitted fabrics But did you know that knitters can also create circular, closed ring shapes with cables Just imagine curlicues, rings, swirls, knots even intricate Celtic inspired motifs all richly embossed on knits In Continuous CaMention the phrase cable knitting, and most people knitters and non knitters alike envision textured ropes, twists, and braids winding up knitted fabrics But did you know that knitters can also create circular, closed ring shapes with cables Just imagine curlicues, rings, swirls, knots even intricate Celtic inspired motifs all richly embossed on knits In Continuous Cables, expert knitwear designer Melissa Leapman goes beyond the traditional, ordinary cables explored in her first book, Cables Untangled, providing knitters with an original collection of projects and stitch patterns featuring beautiful, closed ring cables Complex looking cables aren t as hard as they look, and in Continuous Cables, Leapman breaks them down into all of their component parts The all new patterns are versatile and sophisticated, and the directions are clear and accessible Leapman walks knitters through projects that include everything from starter projects Simple Pillow, Simple Hat and home accents Fireside Afghan, Stowe Cabin Throw Rug , to clothing for women Sage Tunic, Honeysuckle Sleeveless Shell , and gifts for friends and family Baby Blocks, Man s Entwined Circles Pullover But Continuous Cables isn t merely a source for 20 fun patterns it also features than 80 original individual stitch patterns, most designed just for this book With a primer on basics, a useful yarn choice and substitution section, resource guide, and a stitch dictionary of closed ring cable patterns, Continuous Cables is a must have reference for any cable knitter s growing library Endless cables, infinite possibilities

    One Reply to “Continuous Cables: An Exploration of Knitted Cabled Knots, Rings, Swirls, and Curlicues”

    1. First let me state my qualifications to review this book: I've been knitting for over 30 years, and have taught at two shops.This lovely book is part pattern collection, part stitch dictionary. I'm sorry I did not stumble across this 2008 release sooner. I'll probably make some of these one day. (I may make the blocks for my grandson.) Some pattern authors are married to their abbreviations to the point of obscurity, that fault is not found here. What I read of the patterns I liked a lot, except [...]

    2. I am very excited about this book. It contains some of the most unusual cables I've ever seen. Many of the "continuous cables" seem to wind back on themselves, like an infinity symbol They remind me a lot of Celtic knots. Some of them are cable panels that go up and down, or side-to-side, and some of them are self-contained knot-like units. The projects look fun and interesting and I could see myself actually knitting and using some of them (unlike some other books that feature designs that are [...]

    3. If you like Celtic knots and want to learn how to add them to your knitting projects, this is the book for you. The patterns are written both in text and in charts. I agree with other reviewers that the clothing patterns seem a bit bulky, but there is a cute bag pattern at the end that I am excited to try. Plus, the book includes a stitch dictionary so that you could add cables to any plain pattern. The pictures are very nice for most projects, but I would have liked to see some additional angle [...]

    4. It's a great book for explanations and instructions on how to do cabling and how to read a chart. It's very informative in that aspect and gives a whole glossary in the back of different cable patterns and explains in detail how to use the patterns in an afghan. The only thing I didn't care for in the book was the projects. Most of them were a bit advanced for someone that is just beginnging to cable or they were kind of old-fashioned.

    5. I'm not crazy about the woman's butt on the cover, but 32 pages of the basics of cabling, 20 projects, and a 50 page stitchionary make this a worthwhile book. The projects are extremely nice. Many of the cables are Celtic designs. Leapman produces high quality books. For intermediate to advanced knitters.

    6. Love the closed cables presented in this book are great. Not too taken on the patterns but with the stitch dictionary you are able to make your own. Have purchased for mum as I know she will love it.

    7. The patterns are so-so, but the glossary of motifs is nice, and the general strategies for knitting continuous cables.

    8. This book has so many nice patterns and a stitch dictionary that is very easy to use. I checked it out from the library but I may have to buy it one of these days.

    9. I like this book better than "Cables Untangled". More complex knotwork, horizontal cables. Very nice.

    10. Okay, I absolutely love this book and can't wait to make something. Cables are what make knitting fun!!

    11. Some really nice cable designs. Good basic instructions on how to design your own continuous cables (i.e. circular or closed cables).

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