Cable Left, Cable Right, and other books.

Not long ago, we placed a big book order from our new distributor, restocking many of our favorite reference books and bringing in a brand new title, too: Judith Durant’s Cable Left, Cable Right. 

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Cable Left, Cable Right is a compendium of cables, with detailed instructions on how to execute them. It’s a technique book as well as a stitch dictionary, a solid introduction to cables that shows how many doors are opened once you become comfortable with chart reading.

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Durant also includes a primer on cable charts for those that are not yet comfortable with them. (If you’re looking for more in-depth chart-reading assistance, check out JC Briar’s Charts Made Simple!)

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Durant’s other recent reference book, Increase, Decrease, was also on our reorder list, and I’m happy to report that we now have a stack of them, along with Leslie Ann Bestor’s essential Cast On, Bind Off.

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Vicki Square’s Knitter’s Companion is another excellent resource, one that defines knitting terms and shows a variety of techniques, both in writing and in video tutorials on the accompanying DVD. For more information on finishing, take a peek at Nancie Wiseman’s Knitter’s Book of Finishing Techniques, the one I pull out every time I prepare to sew a seam.

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You’ll find all of these helpful books and many more here at the shop. See you there!

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