Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Crochet Cables: November 9 Meeting Preview

If you think beautiful cables are just for knitting, think again! At this month's meeting we'll learn how to use post stitches to create beautiful crochet cables - from simple to advanced. During the class, you'll have the opportunity to work on a sampler that matches your skill level.

This photo shows a close-up sample of a variety of crochet cable stitches. Think of all the projects you can make when you master this technique: beautiful Aran sweaters, textured afghans, sturdy bags and pouches. If you need some inspiration about what you can do with cables, just take a look at Jean's prize-winning State Fair afghans - both afghans are great examples of what you can do with crochet cables!
We invite all interested Twin City crocheters to join us Saturday, November 9 at the Textile Center of Minnesota. The meeting will be from 1pm to 3pm but you're welcome to join us from 11am to 1pm for open crochet.

To get the most out of the meeting, you will need to bring the following materials:
  • A light-colored yarn of your favorite weight that is suitable for cables. We can't stress enough that you need to use light colors for cables to show up best and no short-repeat multi-colors, it has to be a long gradual color change like the brown swatch in the picture (Mini Mochi by Crystal Palace). You'll want to make sure the yarn has good stitch definition - tightly twisted or perhaps a single ply.
  • A hook suitable for the yarn you've chosen).
We hope to see you there!