Crochet Cables

Nov 19, 2009

Naskrent200 Cables, crochet cables! I love the texture and homey elegance of crocheted cables. I have admired them from afar, played with creating cabled swatches for work, but never taken on a crochet cabled garment  or accessory. I figured it was about time to jump in.
P1010759 For my first cable project I chose the Stone Path Hat by Lisa Naskrent from the Winter 2007 issue. The skill level for this project is labeled experienced and it does require significant concentration for the first repeat of the cable. I am hoping and truly believe the repeats will be more intuitive. There is a beautiful stitch diagram which I found incredibly helpful, so don't let the experience level scare you away too bad if  you have some crochet experience. Find a crochet buddy or visit your local yarn store for assistance.
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I have the very top of the hat finished and have finished the very first repeat of the cable. I love the way the cables are building. Make sure you pay attention to the single crochets immediately preceding and following the cable as it is really easy to accidentally increase or decrease stitches here. As I finish stitching this week, I would love to hear from some of you who have worked on this beautiful project. We can help each other as we go. If you are looking for another project I would suggest trying the Sólás Caomh (a beautifully cabled baby blanket) from Spring 2009.

Best wishes,

Toni



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mjcrochet wrote
on Nov 20, 2009 7:49 AM

<p>looks like a neat pattern to work with - when I clicked on the link, it only shows me material/tool needed, sizing gauge; how/where can I get the actual crochet instructions? </p>

Toni Rexroat wrote
on Nov 20, 2009 8:48 AM

<p>The pattern is in the Winter 2007 issue of Interweave Crochet. You can go to shop.crochetme.com/.../Crochet-Winter-2007.html to buy a back issue.</p>

on Feb 18, 2010 5:18 PM

I love the cables too and you've given me the courage to find a pattern soon to give them a try.  I will remember not to do it while watching a movie so I don't mess up!

And, I love the look of your hat beginning the sheen of the yarn is a very nice and the color is such a nice warming color.  I bet it came out great!