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Cable Left, Cable Right book review

Books, KnittingBrenda Reynoso PenaComment

Cable Left Cable Right As you may have noticed, I love books, going to the bookstore and checking out new book releases. I received a digital copy of  “Cable right, cable left: 94 knitted cables” from Storey Publishing via Netgalley.com for review.

If you like cables or are tired of the same old cables you see all the time, then this book is a great purchase. If you are just starting to knit or are a true beginner and not familiar with charts, then I will just wait. I think this is more for an intermediate knitter or advance beginner who is familiar with cables already.

The book is  just over 200 pages and divided in 7 chapters containing basic simple cables, angles and curves, braids and puzzles, fillers, ribbing, and allover pattern cables, beaded cables, colorwork cables, and design considerations where the author explains how to balance cables horizontally and vertically, decreasing and increasing, etc.

What I like about this book (and all books by Judith Durant) is how detailed the instructions and charts are.

Pros:

  1. Every design has a chart and a beautiful picture
  2. An explanation of where the design looks best
  3. Symbols for charting
  4. Offered in spiral print and digital

Cons:

  1. Limited pictures of the back of the pattern, there are just handful of reversible patterns

I can’t wait to try a few patterns (a hat or scarf) maybe.

In summary, this is an  excellent book about knitted cables with beautiful pictures, instructions and charts. The author explains how each cable is constructed  and the best use for that cable or design. This is a great addition to any knitter's library.

Happy Knitting!