Advance Your Cable Skills With these Amazing Projects

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Can’t get enough cables after working the designs in the October 22 issue? Advance your cabling no how with these fun projects!

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Learn to Crochet Cables 

Jennifer Poink’s video class will walk you through the ins and outs (or maybe I should say the ups and downs) of creating crocheted cables. She gives you 3 beautiful projects in this class and with everyone wanting more visuals these days, a video class is just the way to go.

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Celtic Diamond Wrap

Bonnie Barker, who really should be crowned queen of cables, knocks it out of the park with this gorgeous wrap. If you are wanting to make a crocheted afghan but are intimidated by the size, start off with a wrap. It is going to have a similar shape but a smaller size for a quicker less intimidating project. And remember, you can find videos for Bonnie’s projects on her YouTube Channel, BonnieBayCrochet!

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Ronya Hat & Cowl

Ready to try cables in the round? Designer extraordinaire, Lena Skvagerson, brings you this lovely set. Large cables separated by large sections of a less intimidating stitch allow you to focus on just certain sections of the piece and to chill on other sections. There isn’t a video with this project but after working the patterns in the issues and maybe the ones above you should be starting to get the hang of things.

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Cabled Headband & Mitts

We kick up the skill level just a bit with this set by Bonnie Barker. Sets of smaller cables are separated by smaller sections of easy stitching in this set. It will keep you on your toes a bit more but remember to check out Bonnie’s videos for more assistance! These will work up quicker than you realize and make a great gift.

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Legacy Afghan & Pillow

You have to be ready and itching to try a large project with cables now. Kristen Stoltzfus Clay knocks it out of the park with this massive crocheted afghan and matching pillow. This will surely turn into a piece you will treasure for years to come. It does have a repeating pattern so once you get the hang of it, it should move along smoothly. Textured stitches with the cable matter make it extra warm as well!

—Britt Schmiesing, editor

 

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