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Katherine Lymer - Knitting Cables in the Round

  • The Risk Factory 20 New Mart Rd Edinburgh, EH14 1RL UK (map)

 Knitting in the round using the magic loop technique allows small circumference projects (such as socks, gloves and sleeves) to be worked on a single, long circular needle and can be a particularly useful method when your work has a well-defined front and back (such as the project for this class).  

In this small class, we will learn how to use the magic loop technique to start knitting a pair of beautiful gauntlets, the front of which will be adorned with a striking design comprised of cables of different sizes and slants. This variation will allow us to become well practised at knitting cables and become familiar with cable terminology as used in patterns - as well as following charts in the round.

Level: Confident beginners and intermediate knitters 

Skills needed: Casting on and off, knit, purl (prior experience of working in the round, or cable knitting, is not essential).

Materials to bring: Aran weight yarn (approx. 95m/104 yards)
5mm/US size 8 circular needle with 80cm/32” cable
Cable needle
Darning needle (plus all your usual knitting accessories e.g. row counter, scissors).

Any "homework"?: none

Class size: 4