Summer School – Cables – Spicule
Published On: July 4, 2019

I’m taking a bit of time off this month, but I wanted to make sure you had something to do while I’m napping (or, more likely, sweeping out the garage, getting drywall dust  out of my cabinets, or planning next year’s projects…but napping sounds better).

On Mondays, I’ll introduce a topic or skill and provide a bunch of links and resources to help you learn more. Later in the week, I’ll show off a few favorite patterns so you can do some homework.  The featured patterns will be on sale for one day each, so come back each weekday to see if there’s something that catches your eye!

All right.  If you’re still a tiny bit nervous, I have one more suggestion. Start small. Spicule has people sized hats in it, but it also has teeny tiny ornament sized hats (think ‘would fit on an egg’).  And if doing a big project still feels scary, this is a super low stakes way to practice all the same techniques on a smaller scale.

Then when you’re done with the ornaments and feeling all confident, you can make the people-sized ones and show off all your skills.  Because cables (especially teeny tiny ones) make for some of the best hat crowns out there.

And I’m sure you are ever so much more modest and restrained and self effacing than I am.  But when I knit something that looks this cool?  Well I want to show it off!

And I promise I will back you up if you pretend to non-knitters that cables are very very fancy and very very hard and that the ease with which you knit them is because you are a stupendously talented knitter and have years of practice.  I mean don’t do that to other knitters, because that’s mean, and they’ll eventually realize cables are easy and call you out on your nonsense.  But you can do it to the non knitters if you want!

Spicule is 25% off just for today with the code SUMMER SCHOOL (technically, it’s 12:01 am to 11:59 pm eastern time on Thursday, July 4, 2019 if you want to get very particular).  Come back tomorrow for another cable favorite!

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