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Unexpected Cables

Unexpected Cables; Feminine knitted garments featuring modern cable knitting
by Heather Zoppetti
Genre: Knitting
ISBN: 9781620338513
Published: October 2nd 2015 by Interweave Press
Rating: 4.5

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This is a book of cable patterns for knitters who are bored with other cable patterns. There are lots of patterns out there but when you’ve been knitting for any length of time, you feel like you’ve seen it all, and you’d really like to see something new. Remember when sideways-knit sweaters became a thing? I remember. But now even that’s a “same-old same-old.”

These patterns are a combination of different ways to use cables with interesting construction techniques. There are some simple, some complex. And don’t get me wrong, not all of them are “the new big thing.” But they are all really nice patterns. There’s also a good combination of lace-weight all the way up to medium weight. nothing bulky, but some really nice warm sweaters and hats.

I’d definitely recommend this book to someone familiar with cables (the book doesn’t include pages of instruction like some do, it assumes you know how to make cables if you buy an advanced cable book), but also wants something unique and interesting.

About the Book

Take knitted cables from heirloom to vavoom!

In "Unexpected Cables" author Heather Zoppetti has crafted a fresh, modern, flattering collection of 18 knitted garments. She perfectly captures the essence of the iconic knitted cable and makes cabled designs decidedly fashion-forward!

The book features 3 chapters: Refined, Lace, and Abstract.Refined cables explore classic Aran cables using lightweight yarns, twisted stitches, and feminine shapes.In the Lace section, Heather challenges knitters to marry together these two popular knitting techniques with spectacular results.The Abstract section focuses on unusual construction, direction, and texture in cabled projects that have edgy, urban feel. Sleek garment shapes, an interesting mix of cables and lace, and unusual construction converge to bring the generations-old tradition of cable knitting squarely into the here and now. Knitters will delight in making these intriguing, accessible creations!

About the Author

Heather Zoppetti is a knitwear designer, instructor, and author of Everyday Lace (Interweave, 2015). Her patterns have been published in many Interweave publications such as Knits, Knitscene, and Jane Austen Knits, and by yarn companies such as Manos del Uruguay, Baah Yarns, The Alpaca Yarn Company, Reywa Fibers, and Universal Yarns.

She is also the owner and founder of Stitch Sprouts, a company dedicated to helping your stitches grow. Heather lives and teaches in Lancaster, PA, and can be found at hzoppettidesigns.com and stitchsprouts.com.

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