Cables Untangled

An Exploration of Cable Knitting

By Melissa Leapman
(Potter Craft, Paperback, 9780307586483, 191pp.)

Publication Date: July 13, 2010

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Beautiful, intricate, flowing, mysterious, iconic--cable knit sweaters are all that and more. They are classic, stylish wardrobe staples. For many of us, cables are the main reason we were compelled to learn to knit in the first place. But it's necessary to be an ultra-advanced knitter to even think about knitting cables, right?
Not really. In "Cables Untangled," widely published author, knitwear designer, and teacher Melissa Leapman demystifies this perennially popular technique, guiding the reader through the process step by step. Even if you've mastered just a few basic knitting techniques, you can turn out beautiful cables too
A comprehensive resource book for knitters of all levels, "Cables Untangled" features over twenty cabled projects, from simple household items to clothing, fashion accessories, and gifts for virtually everyone on your list. Every project is beautifully photographed and includes useful detail shots of every piece of cabled fabric.
In addition to the projects, "Cables Untangled" includes an invaluable Cable Stitch Dictionary, giving you the tools to be a skilled and creative cable-knitter. Extra resources include:

- A guide to using knitting charts and understanding their symbols
- A comprehensive stitch library of both traditional and unusual rib, panel, and allover cable stitches, all clearly photographed and accompanied by easy-to-use charts
- Tips for designing your own projects

Throughout the book, Leapman relies on the techniques she has developed teaching her popular workshops--making the process easy and fun for anyone.
Here's the book that will bring your knitting to a whole new level, help you impress family and friends with your beautiful creations, and open up a new world of creative opportunities. Without a doubt, "Cables Untangled" is an indispensable resource in helping you conquer--and enjoy --cables. It's the ultimate guide for beginners and seasoned knitters alike.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Melissa Leapman is widely-published sweater designer whose patterns have been featured in a variety of premiere needlework publications. The author of numerous books on crochet, Leapman lives in New York City.
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