How To Knit Reversible Cables
Reversible cables make a cabled scarf so much more beautiful.
There is absolutely no reason not to put cables on your scarf, because once you know this trick, the cables will show up on both sides and you won't have an ugly "wrong-side" to hide.
Reversible cables, which use the special properties of ribbing to accomplish the double-sidedness, can be used on 1x1 or 2x2 rib (2x2 rib is shown in the photo above).
Here's how to do it:
Try out your new cabling skills on the Palindrome Scarf
In local news, I visited Cuenta Puntos, the flagship store of Araucanía Yarns in Santiago, Chile, last weekend.
You might be familiar with Araucanía's Ranco sock yarn or their Nature Cotton. Here I got to see all their gloriously dyed yarns in every fiber combination and color.
I took home quite a bit of it! I also recorded some video on choosing yarn for the upcoming KnitFreedom video e-book Fearless Knitter.
Since shopping for yarn can work up quite an appetite, I re-fueled on one of Chile's most artery-clogging traditional foods - I don't remember how to say it, but "fries, meat, sausage, and onions topped with a fried egg" doesn't even begin to describe how obscene this dish is. Oh my!
Recovering from this meal was one of the reasons I was late on my post this week! (sort of...) I'll be back this Friday with a great texture addition to your sock heels.
Read More of My Journey Through Argentina:
- The Next Post: Buenos Aires Yarn District and Goodbye, Argentina!
- From The Beginning: My First Adventures In Argentina
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Related Course: Mastering Cables
Anyone can knit cables - just cross your stitches according to the chart or pattern. But you'll need the best tips and tricks learn to cable easily and efficiently.
In this cabling-for-beginners class, you'll learn to cable with or without a cable needle, follow a cable chart, and fix common and not-so-common cable-knitting mistakes. All while knitting a fashionable pair of super-bulky legwarmers with buttons.