Your Cart is Empty

Cable Mishaps!

March 13, 2014


I recently got around to finishing my Baileys Irish Cream Cardigan by Thea Colman, hey!
It's a lovely pattern that combines lace fronts with a plain stocking stitch on both the back and sleeves with a cable detailing instead of the usual rib up the fronts. I knitted in Malabrigo Arroyo, in the colour Sand Bank.
I found it a really enjoyable knit, the lace pattern although looks challenging was fairly easy to follow and as it's knit in one piece, there's a break from the lace when working the back in stocking stitch! I was lulled into a false sense of security, I mean what could possibly go wrong? I let my concentration slip on those pesky cables and instead of working a left twisted cable I switched mid way though and started working a right twisted cable.
no it's gone wrong!
Now the old me, the one that's easily defeated would have banished that project to my UFO pile, unfinished objects to you none knitting folk! But I really wasn't going to let this happen!  
drop through pesky stitches!
Now I'd always believed that if you'd gone wrong with a cable there was no way to correct it, but you can do it with a little patience and concentration. I dropped the cable stitches from my needle two stitches in from my selvedge and pulled back my cable stitches just before the point where I'd taken a turn for the worse. I then slipped the four stitches onto a knitting needle and using a second needle, a crochet hook and cable needle I reworked my cable. 
the reknitted cable 

Also in News

Andrea Mowry
Chatting with Andrea Mowry

November 25, 2020 0 Comments

Andrea Mowry is a designer I personally admire, she first came to my attention in 2016 when she released her shawl design Briochealuscious. Since then Andrea has brought us many beautiful knitting patterns, I was lucky to catch up with her over the summer.
Read More
Rosy Green Wool, Cheeky Merino Joy
Cheeky Merino Joy, Limited Edition 11

November 13, 2020 0 Comments

With the arrival of the new limited edition colours in Cheeky Merino Joy from Rosy Green Wool, I'm looking at what you might like to knit this season in this wonderful organic yarn.
Read More
Amirisu a Closer Look
Amirisu a Closer Look

November 09, 2020 0 Comments

The 21st issue of Amirisu has arrived at Tangled Yarn, lets take a closer look at that this beautiful Japanese knitting lifestyle magazine has in store for us this fall/winter.
Read More