I have updated one—sorry, just one—of my cable techniques pages. However, it is massive and now the others should be easy to accomplish. The new, updated technique is 1/2 Cable and 1/2 Crossed Stitches. There are some drawings to help you follow along.
Why Update Cable Techniques?
I typically do cables without a cable needle, and am forever having to rewrite the instructions for using a cable needle, so I decided I could simplify my life by making each cable techniques page explain how to do both cabling without a needle and cabling with a cable needle, and letting you choose which you do.
I also realized that I have changed my cable abbreviation methodology over the years and I wanted to clarify.
I did drawings to help visualize, and also to help me see as I was writing the descriptions. I love drawing stitches on needles too, so it was just an excuse.
When Will Other Cable Techniques Get Updated?
The next one up to get updated is going to be Cable Increases and Cable Decreases. It doesn’t actually exist in any form right now, so I have to draft that one from techniques used in this upcoming pattern. Because I cover the technique specifically in the pattern, it doesn’t need to be completed before I release the pattern.
Even if you are doing a different size cable, say a 1/1, 2/2, 3/3, 4/4, the principles are the same as the 1/2 Cable and 1/2 Crossed Stitches, so check that one out and proceed with your other stitch numbers. I think everything you need is there.
Where Will You Find These Upcoming Cable Technique Updates?
In the Jill Wolcott Knits® Technique database! You can search from the Techniques page, or you can type your technique into the green search box on any page on Jill Wolcott Knits®. Recently I have added pages for German Short Rows, purling backwards, knitting backwards. I’ve updated IncL and IncR as well. I’ll try to tie these updates to blog posts so it is easier to know that things are improving!
That all said, these things tend to be multi-step processes, so like the German Short Rows went up, but I need to redo the photos. I had to figure out how to add a table to my pages today in order to list abbreviations in columns. Each step ends up taking way more time (or care) than I anticipate.