Hello crafty cats!! You all know I have had a bit of a cable obsession lately with my crochet. Even though I am bistitchual I do not feel very savvy a cable knitting. Of course you know the best way to get better at something is to dive right in, and the only way for something to hold my attention is if it is fabulous and challenging.
I found the most stunning cable knit patterns in Deborah Newton’s Cable Collection found at Leisure Arts. There are 19 original designs featuring sweaters, coats, and accessories by renowned designer Deborah Newton. They range from casual, dressy, elegant, or fun, with things like a cabled cardigan, a cropped sweater, a lush mohair hoodie, a hobo-style shoulder bag, and a beret with matching fingerless gloves.
In addition to being stunning designs Deborah offers attention to design details like toggle closures, raglan sleeves, cap sleeves, zippers, slit pockets, and more. The hardest part about getting started is settling on which design to start with. My daughter asked for a cabled sweater and I am pretty certain that she would be beyond happy with any of the designs in this book.
As with all Leisure Arts books you will find that the instructions are clear and easy to follow. There are several pictures of not only the finished works but there are also photos of the basic stitches you will need in the patterns included.
Have you made anything with cables? I would love to hear about it and if you are a crocheter too, do you cable in both?
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