Season Two Is All About Cables

Stitch Diaries Season Two: The Case for Cables

While we know cables are warm and thick (and add a dazzling array of texture to the fabric), one of our favourite aspects of cabling is the ability to shift colours. Simply by swapping the position of a few stitches, the speckles and tones of our yarn take on a whole new dimension.

In our new limited-edition set, Stitch Diaries: Season Two, we’re going to play with a few different cable arrangements to see what they look like in a variegated yarn. With the exclusive Tabby Café colourway and a custom top-down sock recipe, we’ll experiment with direction, height, and depth. How far can the colours go? How much do they blend in or stand out from the background? We’ll test our theories out over six unique cable stitch patterns and a top-down sock recipe.

cable stitch patterns for knitters

The new Season Two set includes:

  • A custom colourway imagined and dyed by one of our SweetGeorgia dyers, Hoi Chan: Tabby Café on Mohair Silk Sock
  • A coordinating semi-solid: Campfire on Mohair Silk Sock
  • 16-page half stitch dictionary and half pattern recipe booklet with 6 stitch patterns and a Top-Down Sock Recipe by Tabetha Hedrick
  • Camp Candle Co. soy & coconut candle
  • Fox & Pine Stitches point protectors

cable stitch patterns for knitters

This series highlights the team of dyers at SweetGeorgia with unique hand-dyed hues sharing their own inspiration and colour story. This second colourway feature was created by: Hoi!

Hoi’s colourway, Tabby Café, is a colour that’s based on his cat, Coffee. She has a coat pattern which is named—you guessed it—Tabby! Coffee has a large variety of colours in her fur, such as brown, ginger, black, and white, and we cannot get over how fabulously Hoi’s colourway matches his sweet cat!

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to knit cables, this is a great starting place, but even better is my Cables 101 course on the School of SweetGeorgia. In it, you’ll learn everything you could possibly want to know:

  • What is a cable
  • The tools you’ll need to achieve cable success
  • How to read cable abbreviations and cable charts
  • How to knit 3, 4, and 5 stitch cables
  • How to knit without a cable needle
  • How to fix cable mistakes

Stitch Diaries Season Two: The Case for Cables

Yarn, candles, cats, and fun little stitch patterns? Can there even BE a better set to get for the knitters in your life? I don’t think so. Grin!


About Tabetha Hedrick

Tabetha Hedrick, Design Director for SweetGeorgia Yarns, lives by the belief that joy comes when fully participating in the present moment. And that joy is ever so easy to find when immersed in the world of fibre! When not knitting, writing, editing, or researching, she fills the time raising two girls, two dogs, and one husband in Tennessee.

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