Mock Cables and Twisted Stitches with Karie Westermann


Sometimes a little effort is rewarded by great effect. Mock cables, twisted stitches, and Japanese mini-cables all look complex, but are surprisingly easy to work once you learn the secrets. We’ll play with textures and techniques as we knit wrist warmers together.

With designer and author Karie Westermann at your side, you will learn about how to mimic cables using lace techniques, twisted stitches, and elegant Japanese slipped stitches. Together you will work on a wrist warmer that will enable you to work on projects that look like cables – but without the bulk and the risk of dropped stitches!

Skills focus:

  • How to work twisted stitches
  • How to work mini-cables and twists without a cable needle
  • How to use lace techniques to create the illusion of cables

Experience Advanced beginner

This class is not suitable for beginners

Skills needed:

  • Knit, purl, working a yarnover and doing at least one decrease
  • How to read an easy chart
  • Working in the round

Materials to bring:

  • 1 ball of DK
  • 1 pair of 4mm needles (whichever you use to work a small circumference in the round)
  • 1 pair of 4mm needles (whichever you use to work straight)
  • Selection of stitch markers
  • Pen and paper
  • Tapestry needle

To book onto Karie’s workshop visit our website here. All workshops include entrance into the Yarningham marketplace on the day of the workshop.

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