I bit the bullet and decided to take a Melissa Lipman class on Infinite Cables as I am knitting the GAAA (Great American Aran Afghan) and have wanted to include some squares with these Celtic Cable Motifs. I get them mostly but sometimes they are inscrutable to me.
Her class on Craftsy is good. Since I took a picture of what I did on one of her tutorial patterns, thought you might enjoy to see how I incorporated it into one of the squares I am making into the Kathleen T. Carty square.
I can Kitchner alright however doing the Kitchner stitch on this does not work well for me as you have to do it in the middle of cables and the switching from knit and purl no matter the tutorials I’ve seen, don’t look right. So I changed to a cast on which is increasing one stitch each side (left side on front, right side on back) and then adding one slipped stitch to be able to crochet a seam more neatly with attaching whatever I decided to put in the middle.
So then I did a seam I’d use on the shoulder of a cabled jumper to match the cables. Of course the back shows the seam but the front looks good and if you look at the back, the assembly of this afghan uses seams of some kind, so I just made it work, but my way. The seam is in the lower right hand corner. The other corners are short rows as taught by Cat Bordhi on YouTube.
This has not been blocked. Knit it English as I still get rowing out in the reverse stockinette background. Knowing how to knit Continental, I’ve been able to learn to knit English looser, so I am more happy with my results on this. When I first knit the frame, it was very tight and looks like a twisted noodle. This looks better knit looser.
What do you think?