Carolyn is getting this one!
This week’s giveaway, Continuous Cables by Melissa Leapman, is not a new book (it was published in 2008) but it’s a great one for learning how cables work and how to use them effectively and in different ways in projects.
Instead of dealing with straight, ropey cables like we are used to, her cables twist and turn to make circles, rings, swirls, cirlicues and Celtic-inspired designs on pillows, sweaters, blankets, baby projects and more. (Check out all the projects on Ravelry. Mine is the hardcover version and actually has a different cover.)
In addition there is a stitch dictionary with more than 80 panels and motifs you can add to your projects or just play with in swatches.
There are a couple of beginner patterns in the book but I would say its better suited to people who have comfort with traditional cables and are ready to branch out into new twisty territory.
If you’d like a chance to win this book, leave a comment on this post before the end of the day Sunday, February 19. Please only United States residents on this one — this book is heavy!
I’d love to know about your experience with cables, or with knitting more generally. Do you consider yourself a beginner, an expert or somewhere in between? Personally, I know enough to know I still have a lot to learn!
Thanks for visiting, commenting and sharing, and good luck!