Category Archives: Cables

cabling in the land of illusions

  A couplet in smaller characters was inscribed vertically on either side of the arch: Truth becomes fiction when the fiction’s true; Real becomes not-real where the unreal’s real – Cao Xueqin, The Story of the Stone: Vol 1 THE LO-DOWN we love cables! but often times, we find that faux cabling fits life on the go a bit better (no bothering with a cable needle when riding on a train, plane or automobile).  this faux cable stitch is really a simple rib stitch with…

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warrior wicker

The strongest of all warriors are these two—Time and Patience. – Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy, War and Peace THE LO-DOWN wicker stitch (aka criss cross stitch) is kind of like a hybrid between a cross stitch and a 2 stitch cable.  no cable needle is required to make this stitch; however, the tightness of the stitch does make the knitting process a bit more challenging.  the wicker pattern produces a surprisingly dense, rigid and unyielding fabric — we kind of imagine it to be perfect for…

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