Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cocoon sweater

Let's talk about a couple of projects from the book.
Cocoon Sweater.
One of the knitters was afraid of cables, but she loved the look of my Cocoon sweater. I assured her that cables are nothing to fear. My Cocoon sweater became her very first cable sweater.

Cables are easy. It's just changing the order you knit your stitches. For example: instead of knitting stitch #1, #2, #3 and #4 in exact order, you place stitches #1 and #2 on the cable needle, and first knit stitches #3 and #4 (while the other two are waiting for their turn in front or back of your work depending on your pattern), and then you knit #1 and #2 from that cable needle. (Note: when working with bulky yarns you can use double pointed needle instead of your cable holder.) Voila!
The Cocoon sweater has the twisted cable, which requires one more step in making the cable, but a very doable step. You are just turning your cable needle (with those stitches that are waiting for their turn) 180 degrees before you knit them.

And that is it!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Haiku Knits book blog

Haiku Knits cover
The Haiku Knits book has been released on October 20, and I've decided to create this blog to help with the projects in the book.
Please join in with your comments, questions and suggestions, and I will try to help and guide you as much as I can...
I will be checking in weekly.


Lantern Floating


Long Night

Flickering Flame

Hazy Moon

Bird of Passage

Half-Moon Rising

Photographs copyright 2009 by Michael Turek