JC16 Reversible Cables with Lily Chin

Simple to execute, cables are almost always worked over stockinette stitch thereby producing a “wrong side”. This is not particularly attractive on a scarf or shawl or afghan where the “wrong side” will be in full view of the public. In this class, learn how cables work, which stitches, yarns and needles are ideal for these reversible cables, and how to chart them so you’ll know what you’ll be getting beforehand. By the end of this class, you will have a sampler of reversible cables plus enough ideas to keep you in stitches for a long, long time. Proficiency Level: At least advanced beginner, anyone who’s tried their hand at some kind of cable. Homework:

  • With any light-colored worsted-weight yarn and size 9 needles, cast on 12 stitches. Row 1 k2, [k1, p1] 4 times, end k2. Repeat this row for 1”.
  • With any light-colored worsted-weight yarn and size 8 needles, cast on 12 stitches and work in k2, p2 rib for 1”.
  • With any light-colored worsted-weight yarn and size 10 needles, cast on 12 stitches. Row 1 k2, [k2, p2]twice, end k2. Repeat this row for 1”.

Leave all stitches on respective needle and bring with you stitch markers, a cable needle and either a safety pin or a little scrap of contrasting yarn. Bring to Class: Graph paper with 4 boxes to the inch. One or two colored pencils. Cable needle. All homework swatches. Extra needles.

Class fee: $50.
Materials fee: None.

Lily Chin is an internationally famous knitter and crocheter who has worked in the yarn industry for more than 30 years, as a designer, instructor and author of 8 books on knitting and crochet. Lily teaches around the world and now has instructional DVDs as well as some online classes. She has created looks for the New York Fashion Week runway collections of designers Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, and Isaac Mizrahi, and her work has been on the backs of celebrities and super models. She was named a “Master Knitter” by Vogue Knitting. She is regularly cited in media across the U.S., including The Late Show with David Letterman, Martha, CBS Morning News, CNN, HGTV, Knitting Daily, Knit and Crochet Now, and more. Lily Chin has lived in New York City all her life and has been involved in the fashion industry since age 13.

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