sometimes i challenge myself.
sometimes someone else fuels the fire.
‘something,’ she said, ‘for a beginner, but interesting. maybe with a cable.’
it’s funny how working to simplify this cowl
down to the very basics and
finding the most straightforward ways to construct it around the cable
was harder than designing a more complex piece.
if you’re learning to cable,
you want bang for your buck, you know?
long, wide cables are minimal on fuss
and maximize the drama.
you want to not get two rows in
only to realize that you twisted it into a mobius by mistake.
since this cowl’s ribbing is knit flat,
by the time you join to knit in the round
it’s easy, almost foolproof, to see when you’ve got the twists out.
to do gorgeous colorwork with 5 shades per row…