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Power Cables The Ultimate Guide to Knitting Inventive Cables

From basic twisted stitches to complex interpretations, you can cable with confidence with master knitter Lily Chin's knitting cables expertise and designs.
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Expert knitter and crocheter Lily M. Chin has been teaching cable knitting for nearly 20 years to packed houses and eager students. With Power Cables, she shares her designing and teaching expertise to create a must-have resource on this popular technique.

This book takes the you from the most basic twisted stitches through complex and imaginative interpretations of cables that add texture, color, and even nontraditional explorations (such as turning stitches around, constructing cables with I-cord, and wrapping stitches to create the illusion of cables). Lily's signature and sought-after technique for creating reversible cables is thoroughly explained and integrated with the rest of the techniques, teaching the reader to make almost any cable reversible. In addition to knitting any cable pattern, readers will learn Lily's new charting system, which shows the behavior of the cable more clearly. Other tips include cabling without a cable needle, choosing the best yarns to show off different cable effects, and even designing your own cable patterns.

Readers can practice each of these skills in an original knitted pattern?the book contains 15 original patterns for pullovers, jackets, bags, socks, and accessories.
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About the Author
Named a “Master Knitter” by Vogue Knitting International, Lily Chin has designed knitwear for magazines and yarn companies for nearly 25 years. She has crocheted runway pieces for Diane von Furstenburg, Ralph Lauren, Isaac Mizrahi, and Vera Wang, and her work has been on the backs of celebrities and supermodels such as Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell. Her media appearances include the CBS Morning News, the DIY Network, HGTV, The Jane Pauley Show, Late Show with David Letterman, and the Martha Stewart Show. A noted instructor, Lily teaches workshops on knitting and crochet all over the world, and understanding cables is one of her most popular subjects. She lives in New York City.
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"Those of us who accompany Lily on her knitting explorations are treated not only to the innovative designs that spring from her needles, but also to a thorough and patient explanation of the 'hows and whys' of new techniques so that we can incorporate them into our own knitting.  I can guarantee that once you've picked up Power Cables, you'll never look at cable stitches the same way again." — Janet Szabo, publisher, Twists and Turns: The Newsletter for Lovers of Cable Knitting

“Here is a book that will both coddle the new cable knitter and intrigue even the experienced Aran accumulator.  Here are cables expected and surprising, simple and ‘phony’, rendered in brioche or intarsia, with suitable applications for every new idea guaranteed to open your switch stitching horizons.  To take a class from Ms. Chin is to be charmed by her, and to leaf through one her books is no less enchanting.” – Twist Collection

"Lily Chin gives quite a comprehensive guide to techniques and patterns using different types of cables. Th e patterns are fresh and clearly written with helpful photos detailing the different cable styles."--Statesman.com April 2010

"Here are cables expected and surprising, simple and "phony", rendered in brioche or intarsia, with suitable applications for every new idea guaranteed to open your switch stitching horizons. To take a class from Ms Chin is to be charmed by her, and to leaf through one of her books is no less enchanting."--Twist Collective, April 2010

"There is a reason this woman has such a reputation for being an innovative thinker and knitter, and she proves it yet again with this remarkable book. You know how mind-blowing Cat Bordhi's "New Pathways for Sock Knitters" book was? This is that kind of book. It makes you think about cables in a way you haven't thought about them before."--Knitting Scholar.com, May 30, 2010

"Recommended for anyone who knits. I loved this book, When I first picked it up I practically drooled. The projects and illustrations made me want to grab my knitting needles and dive in headfirst. Cables. They scared me, but not with Lily Chin's instructions and charting system. I brought it to my knitting class, and my instructor went to work on the Five Way Cabled Shrug. All of us were transfixed as she whipped out a pink vision of lovliness. Wow."--Goodreads.com, June 2010

"...this volume if packed with information to bring you to reversible cable confidence. It's like having an in-depth workshop with Lily herself in book form."--Knitcircus August 2010

"Lily Chin gives quite a comprehensive guide to techniques and patterns using different types of cables. The patterns are fresh and clearly written with helpful photos detailing the different cable styles."--Austin-American Statesman "Knittin' Kitten" August 2010

"A wonderful book and a must for anyone contemplating cable knitting."--B&N Bookseller Picks, Houston Champions, TX August 2010

SKU: 10KN02

Author/Speaker/Editor: Lily M. Chin

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596681675

Number Of Pages: 176

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Customer Reviews

To stretch the super knitter Review by Jenny Wills

Power Cables by Lily M Chin is a brilliantly titled and humorously written book to extend a knitters skills into the territory of cabling. The book is laid out in lessons to build skills and explain the authors charting method, it also includes projects to utilise these skills. Lily recommends that even if you have cabled before that you complete lesson one to get to grips with her charting technique. I took this book on holiday with Mum too, so she was the first one to get a proper look, she was immediately grabbing her needles to try the double sided cable and got in a right pickle- lots of tooth sucking and muttering. It would have been a bit mean spirited of me to take any pleasure in the super knitters

(Posted on 6/21/10)

Power Cables is one of the best knitting books I have read this year. Review by Dana Wright

I had always looked at cable knitting with longing, but never thought I would be able to do it with my level of knitting experience. Recently, I learned to purl, so I wasn''t sure about learning anything else new. Power cables made what was once a scary prospect into something I could actually do, and enjoy. The projects are attractive and easy to figure out with the chart and written directions. I love this book. It is a must for all knitters.

(Posted on 6/18/10)