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Stuart Hillard’s Cosy Cable Blanket Knitalong Part 2
Stuart Hillard’s Cosy Cable Blanket Knitalong Part 2

Stuart Hillard’s Cosy Cable Blanket Knitalong Part 2

Designer: Stuart Hillard

  • SIZE

    Blanket: approx. 120cm x 130cm

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How did you get on with last week’s introduction to cables? Now you’ve got the basic technique down, it’s time to add a new twist. This week Stuart shows us how to combine cables at the front and back of the work to create a stunning plaited effect.

Stuart Hillard

Stuart Hillard

LKT Designer

"Cables are much simpler to knit than you may first imagine. Simply put, you’re knitting and purling a ‘rope’ or cable, and ‘taking it for a walk’ across the surface of your knitting."

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  • Project information

    Yarn Stylecraft Special Chunky
    Yarn Colours shade 1711 Spice, two 100g (144m) balls
    Needles 6mm
    Additional Cable needle
  • About the designer

    Stuart Hillard

    Stuart Hillard

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