As I’ve mentioned a few times, my blanket-a-year project for 2016 is the Stornoway Throw by Anita Grahn. It’s a bit behind (a few other projects took precedence) . . . but now, I’m back on track and cabling up a storm The entire edge of the blanket is a beautiful interlocking cable pattern and it’s getting to be quite the chunky blanket! Following the excellent advice of some Ravelers before me, I used a provisional cast on for the edge–that way, when I come around the other side, I can use the live stitches for a kitchener join. Once this blanket is complete, I’ll be looking forward to a year of colorwork with the Persian Dreams Worsted Blanket.
I had to message a friend on Sunday night for some help with the Right and Left Cable Corners (a minor part of the pattern, but with big consequences!) Luckily for me, my FB groups are full of ladies who know their cables! For anyone else out there working on this blanket, here is what I learned in plain English:
- Right Cable Corner: 2/1RC: move two stitches from the left to the right needle, put the third stitch on a cable needle in back of the work, move the first two stitches back to the left needle, and proceed to knit the stitches from the cable needle and then the left needle.
- Left Cable Corner: 2/1 LC: you slip one from left to right put your next 2 stitches on your cable needle in the front slip your first stitch back to the left knit the two from the cable needle then knit 1
Go forth! Cable on! And have some good friends to call when you’re in need!