Monday, October 19, 2009

Cable Comfort

I recently purchased this book called 'Range of Fashion'from Amazon for the cover sweater:



I couldn't see all of it, due to the way the model was posing, but I was intrigued by the way the cable was made. It reminded me of a Lion Brand knitted pattern that I first saw in a fashion runway photo online.

Oh, by the way, the patterns are made by another 'male' crocheter, George Shaheen.





Well, I received it, and after getting over the fact the book only has 5 patterns for $15!!!!, (one is OK, but the other 3...not for me!) :-)

Got to see the whole sweater.....not bad!


So, after reviewing how the cable strip was made, I decided to make a smaller version, just to see. I decided to try it in a one color bag, then, another version as a hat, with 2 shades of gray(left over yarn),(wasn't too sure about this one, but, what the heck, right?)


17 comments:

CrochetDad said...

Whoa! I like the cable - good job replicating it in a bag and hat!

'THAT CROCHET GUY!!' said...

Thanks!

Marti (luclisblu@aol.com) said...

This is the first time I've seen crochet cable as smooth as knit. It's beautiful, Ken. You did a wonderful job..Course, you always do. ;-)

Pricila said...

I agree with Marti! The cables are smooth and sideways, LOVE IT!

easy crochet blog gal said...

This is so amazing. You have a very wonderful tallent. Love the hat the most!

Anonymous said...

I like both the hat and bag. You have a good eye for designing things. Keep up the good work.

Shelley said...

I've always loved your work and this is just another reason why. Gorgeous work!

Anonymous said...

You did a beautiful job! Now, how about a tutorial on how to do that crocheted sideways cable?? :-)

gsbusdriver said...

Fantastic work! I really dig the hat Ken.

jd said...

i wanna learn to cable!!! your cables are beautiful. great interpretation,ken.
thanks for sharing!
btw, long time, no talk.

jd in st louis
http://crochet.craftgossip.com

Anonymous said...

Yes, I have to ask you how to cable sideways too??? :)

Anonymous said...

Plus, you have great music on your site too! :-)

happyma8 said...

Hey those patterns are great...love the bag. Can you tell me the name of the book. I love the sweater and sweater dress. I am a member of the crochet group "Crochet Partners" My email address is utter9319@aol.com. Thank so much... Susan

wolfcrochet said...

Ken, both the hat and the bag look great with that cable embellishment. I can think of many other ways to use that. Love your stuff!

Cora said...

Great job on it Ken. I need to work on crochet cables as I love knitting cables.

Cora

Sheila said...

I love the cable detail on the bag & hat.

GemLady521 said...

You're amazing! What else is there to say. :-)