Episode 106: Exploring Cables

Jul 1, 2008
Knitting Daily is twisted! Hosts visit with knitwear specialists on everything cables. Learn what tools you need to add cables to your knitting, and to design with cables for added fit and function.

Getting Started: Deborah Knight and Eunny show us how to ready yourself for knitting cables with cable needles, cabled patterns, and yarn that would work great for cabling.
Designer Spotlight:Trudy Van Stralen from Louet is the featured designer with Shay. She shows off assorted patterns with cables.
How-To:Visiting with Kim, Lisa Myers demos a simple cable vest, for any skill level.
You Asked It:Eunny Jang answers cabling questions using Fiesta yarns.
You Made It: Kathy Elkins brings in cable projects from one of her shop’s knitalongs, a cute pair of cabled mitts.

106-1 Exploring Cables, Getting Started

Download Information from Yarn Market

Deborah Knight gets us started with the appropriate equipment and yarn for knitting cables. All notions and yarn shown on this segment are available online at www.yarnmarket.com. Download a list of cabling must-haves.

c/o Yarn Market, LLC
12936 Stonecreek Drive, Unit D
Pickerington, OH 43147
(888) 996-9276
(614) 861-7223


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106-2 Exploring Cables, Designer Spotlight

Trudy Van Stralen, knitwear designer from Louet, shares her history with yarn when she meets up with Shay. She also shows off some Louet designs, demonstrating what cables can do for a project. All the yarn shown on this segment can be found online at www.louet.com; sold at fine yarn stores.

Louet North America
3425 Hands Road
Prescott, ON, Canada
K0E 1T0
(613) 925-4502
for pattern support, e-mail Lynda@louet.com.

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106-3 Exploring Cables, How-To

Download Cabled Vest

Lisa Myers proves that cables are a lot easier than they look. She demos a cable shown on a simple, classic vest from the book she coauthored, Knit So Fine (Interweave, 2008). Download the cable vest pattern, made from Filatura di Crosa Zarina 100% merino. See this yarn on www.tahkistacycharles.com; available at fine yarn shops.

Tahki Stacy Charles, Inc.
70-30 80th St. Building 36
Ridgewood, NY 11385
(800) 338-YARN

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106-4 Exploring Cables, You Asked It

Becky from Texas asks, “how do you curve a cable?” Eunny Jang demonstrates some ways to make cables curve and slant, using Fiesta’s yarn. Yarns shown in this segment can be found online at www.fiestayarns.com

Fiesta Yarns
5401 San Diego NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(506) 892-5008

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106-5 Exploring Cables, You Made It

pdfDownload Velvet Curtain Cabled Gauntlets

Kathy Elkins from Webs yarn store brings in different versions of knitted Velvet Curtain Cabled Gauntlets made by her customers at one of her shop’s knitalongs. These guantlets can be classy with sophisticated yarn or casual with tweed yarn. Download Velvet Curtain Cabled Gauntlets. All yarn used to make these gauntlets are available online at www.yarn.com.

WEBS, America’s Yarn Store
75 Service Center Road
Northampton, MA 01060
(800) FOR-WEBS (367-9327)

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SuzanneL wrote
on Jul 1, 2008 1:15 AM
To all WGBH-TV viewers in the Boston market: Email the station at access@wgbh.org to request they pick up the show. I just did. If they have a lost of requests, maybe we will get what we want! Suzanne Scituate, MA
CindyB@2 wrote
on Jul 1, 2008 1:15 AM
I couldn' wait for the show to come on in Calgary via Spokane so I ordered the dvd and I love it. Worth the wait Cindy B
jobonti wrote
on Jul 1, 2008 1:15 AM
I can't believe your show doesn't air in Los Angeles. I have direct tv and would think that it would be on there some were. There are a lot of knitters out here. Bonnie Jones jobonti@yahoo.com
BarbaraF wrote
on Jul 1, 2008 1:15 AM
I can't find the download for Alicia (I think) corset/vest/sweater? I saw on knitting daily tv yesterday. I would love to make it for my daughter. Thanks for any help you send 99apple@charter.net. Barbara
DoloresG wrote
on Jul 1, 2008 1:15 AM
Where can I get pattern for white cable vest knit with fiesta yarn that was shown on episode 106-4 of knitting daily on tv? It showed how to knit the curving cables.
Carrol wrote
on Jul 1, 2008 1:15 AM
I ws hoping to get directions for 106-4,Curving a Cable; and also for the slanted cable.
faye wrote
on Jul 1, 2008 1:15 AM
what is c1 stitch I am lost ? Can you explain in detail?
mom wrote
on Jul 1, 2008 1:15 AM
I would also like to get the directions for the curved cable shrug in episode 106-4.
EmilyC wrote
on Jul 1, 2008 1:15 AM
I loved the curving cable piece--thanks for including it! One thing I would like to see added to this cable series is about knitting cables without a cable needle. That is how I first learned to knit cables, and I think a demonstration of it would demystify the process for a lot of people who are still afraid to try cables because they "look too hard."

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