KAL progress and Cabling without a Cable Needle

On Monday I mentioned that I was starting a new KAL featuring  Simone’s lovely cabled  Yuletide Scarf.  I had truly planned to use my newly acquired skein of Liberty’s Yarn in Sockenstein for this project realized I need more of an Aran weight yarn.

After going through my stash, I came across five skeins of  King Cole Merino Blend Aran that I had left-over from my  Atlantean Wrap and Bag.    While I haven’t had too much time to knit this week with other things going on I thought I would share a tiny progress photo of what I’ve done so far.  I must say this yarn really shows off the cable pattern and it’s so soft!

This pattern is super quick and easy to knit, which makes it perfect for gift giving.  I have also being knitting without using a cable needle. If you’ve never knitted without a cable needle, there are a few great tutorials out there to teach you how to do this technique and once you learn, you’ll never use a cable needle again!

Here’s my list:






KnittingHelp.com also has a great YouTube Video as follows:



Happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting everyone!

About Tina

I admit that I am a yarnaholic, fiberholic kind of gal who loves knitting, spinning and crafting in general! When I’m not knitting, I’m enjoying my time with my wonderful husband and our spunky little dog Sparkles. I love learning new things, meeting people who share my joy and passion for the fiber arts, and sharing with others. For me, blogging has given me the opportunity to nit only share my adventures, but my ups and downs, my projects, my goals and so much more.
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6 Responses to KAL progress and Cabling without a Cable Needle

  1. beckyinvt says:

    I don’t remember the last time I used a cable needle for cabling… It’s such a great skill!

  2. The cables are definitely popping on that yarn. Love it! I also love cabling without a cable needle. I just wrapped a design this week doing the same!

    • Tina says:

      I think the cables are popping too Kristi – maybe it’s the color! I really love not getting stuck with a cable needle – makes knitting cables much nicer :)

  3. robin says:

    I love to cable without a cable needle, it’s so much less fiddly and more fun for me that way!

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