I love a beautiful cable knit sweater. I am so glad to see them coming back into favor. As a novice knitter, I have become obsessed with learning how to make a cable knit. Like my mother, I have a tendency to dive right into something long before I have perfected each of the baby steps needed to gain expertise. So, I found a video and some websites, grabbed some yarn and needles, and plunged head first into the process of knitting a cable.
This is my finished product. As you can see, it is certainly not perfect, but I cannot even express how satisfying it was to master those little twists in the knitted fabric. When I figured out how simply the actual twist can be produced, I actually did the little V8 head bump. Then I showed my husband at least 4 times and explained over and over again how impressed I was with myself for figuring it out. A victory dance and fresh soda on ice rounded out my celebration.
Since that particular Sunday afternoon, I have created two more cabled knits. I found a great pattern for cup cozies that has required me to learn how to increase stitches in two different ways, decrease stitches, practice the cable process, and read patterns better. I can't wait to show you!