Kelley is working on the Jones Cardigan from tincanknits.
The Jones Cardigan. Kelley's sweater at left; finished image from Ravelry at right.
She's knitting the child's version for her granddaughter, and she's using some great techniques to make this project easier.
This is one of Kelley's favorite tips for knitting cables. There are many ways to accomplish this, but here's how Kelley does it (and me, too!).
1. Always slip stitches purlwise to avoid twisting the stitches you're going to cross.
2. Do you always forget the difference between a left cross (3/3 LC) and a right cross (3/3 RC)? Stitches held to the front = left cross, and stitches held to the back = right cross.
3. If you are using a cable needle, remember that metal cable needles can be slippery, so if you're using a slick yarn try a bamboo cable needle to avoid dropping stitches.
4. Use a sticky note or Post-It Tape to mark your place on your chart.
5. Place stitch markers between cable repeats. You'll know right away if you make a mistake, so you can avoid ripping out rows or laddering down to fix errors.
Here's the Technique Tuesday where Kelley shared her experience knitting the Jones Cardigan:
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