No cable needle needed!

These pictures are terrible because it was so sunny I couldn’t tell what I was doing. Excuses, excuses.

I thought I would do a quick thing about cabling without a cable needle. This is a slip two to cable needle, hold in back, knit two, knit two from cable needle, sans the cable needle:

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Slip all four stitches to the right hand needle.

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Insert the left hand needle into the two rightmost stitches from the back.

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This is the scary part… Pull the right hand needle out of all four stitches. Remember not to panic.

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Put the wild stitches back on the right hand needle…

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…. transfer them back to the left hand needle…

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… and knit all stitches as normal.

I personally find this much quicker and less fiddly than bothering with a cable needle. It’s just that one scary step you have to get past!

Cousteau in the sunlight = divine:

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FINALLY!

I promise I will never blog about these ever again.

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Just in time for a heat wave (21 degrees at 6pm today!) too; my timing is fantastic.

The pattern is Wood Elves Gloves, in Tosh Merino Light in (a quite yellow skein of) Magnolia Leaf, with conductive thread in the right thumb and index finger. Modelled here by the recipient, my mum.

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Signs of springtime

Sorry for the massive glove spam today but I had my balcony knitting premiere!

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Sure, I need to get some more greenery for the flowerpots, and I had a blanket wrapped around me, and that is a super lazy Pimms with hardly any fruit, but. Balcony knitting! Hurrah!!

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