Bootlacing Cable


Yarn: Sirdar Tropicana, cotton effect dk
Wraps Per Inch: 10 wpi
Needles: 3mm aluminium (prym)
Gauge: 27 st and 38 rows to 10cm/4 inches in stockinette, unblocked
Pattern: Bootlacing Cable
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 30 stitches
Book: Charted Knitting Designs – A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 122

Difficult techniques: ‘starting’ the closed cable is tricky to get even. I used the second of the two options given for the central double increase in the key at the start of the book.

Comments: The swatch was 1 repeat wide and 4 and a bit high. It didn’t require blocking per se, was just pinned flat.
Knit by: zeph


3 Responses to “Bootlacing Cable”

  1. sappho Says:

    this is really pretty, and really well done, especially considering that you didn’t block it!

  2. Annalea Says:

    I would really like to see a photo of it blocked, if possible. Blocking really does great things, even for pretty knits that don’t seem to need them. The character and overall feel of a piece changes when it has been blocked, and it’s important to show what each pattern looks like when it’s finished. (I would hate to work this in a sweater, and then have it change in a funny way once it’s washed the first time!)

    Thanks so much for knitting this, and posting it. It’s an incredible cable!

  3. Christine Says:

    I’ve just posted a tutorial on my method of starting the ring cable smoothly, what a fun puzzle! I’d love feedback and (gentle) comments!

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