Monday, August 29, 2011

Day 242 and Slytherin

When I made the scarf Wiggly I was making a cable that never crossed behind itself and so looked like a wave instead of a rope. As with all cables, there is a small gap in the fabric where the stitches cross. By taking a strip of ribbon, fabric, or in this case I-cord and weaving it through there creates the illusion of a two colored cable without having to use any color work at all. It's a great stepping stone to the real thing or a terrific way to make a more complicated looking item with smaller parts that are easy to carry along in your traveling knitting bag.

Caron Simply Soft in two colors (held double throughout)
Size 15 needles
Size K crochet hook (nearly any size will do however)
Scrap yarn for provisional cast on
tapestry needle

Using the provisional cast on, use the crochet hook to place 22 stitches onto the needle.
CBL-L: Hold 3 knit stitches to the front, Purl 3 stitches, Replace held stitches onto needle and knit them.
CBL-R: Hold 3 Purl stitches to the back, Knit 3 stithces, Replace held stitches onto needle and purl them.

Using the main color:
Rows 1, 3, 7: K4, P7, K3, P4, K4
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: K8, P3, K11
Row 5: K4, P4, CBL-R, P4, K4

Rows 9, 11, 15: K4, P4, K3, P7, K4
Rows 10, 12, 14, 16: K11, P3, K8
Row 12: K4, P4, CBL-L, P4, K4

Repeat rows 1-16 until the length is sufficient to comfortably pass over the head.

In the contrast color:
CO 3.
Every row: Knit 3, slip all stitches back onto the left needle.
Continue this icord until there is enough to thread through every cable gap around the cowl. After threading, sew ends together.

1 comment:

  1. That is so cool! What a brilliant idea. When I cable, there's always a gap and this is a perfect way to fill it. Thanks so much!


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