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Power Cables eBook: 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. Now available in an easy-to-download eBook!
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Now you can power your own cables with this convenient Power Cables eBook! 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 easy-to-download eBook contains 15 original patterns for pullovers, jackets, bags, socks, and accessories.

Table of Contents
Preview
Foreword by Janet Szabo
Introduction
How to Use this Book

01 Understanding Cables
-PROJECT Honeycomb V-neck Pullover
02 Wide-Rib Cables
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PROJECT Widening-Rib Cabled Scarf
03 Ribbed Reversible Cables
-PROJECT Reversible Honeycomb Scarf
-PROJECT Reversible-cuff Cabled Socks
-PROJECT XOX Raglan Turtleneck
04 Textural Cables
-PROJECT Textured Tote Bag
-PROJECT Staghorn Cabled Coat
05 Traveling Stitch Cables
-PROJECT Background Stitches Cable Vest
-PROJECT Five-way Cabled Shrug
06 Colorful Cables
-PROJECT Pinstriped Cable Pullover
-PROJECT Bi-color Brioche Stole
07 Raised Wale Cables
-PROJECT Reversible Cuffs Hat and Mittens
08 Phony Cables
-PROJECT Two-colored Handbag
-PROJECT Turnaround Shawl
-PROJECT Three-Fakes Hoodie
09 Cable Integration

Glossary
Further Reading
Yarn Suppliers
Index
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: 10Z007

Author/Speaker/Editor: Lily M. Chin

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596684270

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