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Clara
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Posted - 01/27/2010 :  7:44:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
At long last, a book that lives up to its cover!

This week's review is a tease because the book isn't widely available until March. But this way you know what's coming.

Here's the review

Clara
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GFTC
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Posted - 01/27/2010 :  8:15:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit GFTC's Homepage Send GFTC a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A new cable book is always a welcome addition to my knitting library.

I love knitting cables. To me it's the most satisfying knit and the FO is always something that I want to wear whether it's a sweater, hat, scarf, or socks.

I am about done with the back on my third cabled sweater in three months and I am always surprised how fast cables make the knitting go. It's because I always want to get to the next twist.

Learning to cable without a cable needle is a wonderful technique and I recommend learning this method to anyone who plans to knit a lot of cables.


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Schaeferyarnlover
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Posted - 01/28/2010 :  10:51:59 AM  Show Profile Send Schaeferyarnlover a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I love cables too and will definitely check the book out of the library when it is published so I can look it over. Then I'll probably buy it. I'm knitting my first sort of self-designed sweater now,it's top-down with cables on the bottom third of the body,sleeve and collar.
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ikkivan
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USA
508 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2010 :  6:42:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit ikkivan's Homepage Send ikkivan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This book is now on my bookshelf and I've pretty much read it all the way through. I've knit only a few items with "real" cables (to me, that means using a cable needle), but have knit more of the "mock" cables, especially on sock and fingerless mitts. I personally can't have too many reference books, although, as Clara said, I did have to bookmark the page that told me what the symbols mean since I frequently kept turning back to it; I made a tab with a piece of tape.

What do you all do with "practice" swatches from books such as this one? Do you unravel them and use the same yarn over for practice, do you keep the swatches for reference, put them together for a throw, what? If I want to make a throw from my swatches, I need to make sure all the yarns need the same care. Hmmm ... I need to plan more for that rather than just using odds and ends of yarn on hand.

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time.
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