Crisscrossing the Rainbow: Color Cables


Price includes 3 hours of class. Early Bird ends 11/29/22.

An in-person class with Harry Wells

Mar 4, 9:00am-12:00pm

One can spend a knitting life-time exploring the twists and turns that make up cable combinations. Now add color to that mix!

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One-color cable patterns against a different background color, different color cable strands meandering all over and among each other, striped cables, and bi-color rope cables are just some of the combinations we’ll cover. You will be amazed at how the same cable pattern can produce very different visual experiences by changing which stitch columns receive a color accent. Discover the fun of experimenting with color placement as you learn how to convert a cable chart into a color cable chart using graph paper and/or a charting program.

Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class
Participants should be able to accomplish long-tail cast-on; work basic stitches such as knit, purl, K2tog, SSK, yo; know how to do a simple rope cable; and read knitting charts with cable symbols.

Supply List
• Cable needle
• 4 balls of worsted-weight yarn (25 grams each) in four different colors. Wool or predominantly wool-blend yarn recommended. Two of the four different colors need to be medium or light colors
• Needles in size you normally use for worsted-weight, typically US 6, 7, or 8
• Stitch markers
• Locking stitch markers
• Color Pencils (at least 10 colors) and graph paper.
Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes
• Reference books/stitch dictionaries with cable-stitch patterns

No pre-class work required.

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique


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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Jules L.
Very good

Learned new tricks. Got to work ahead when others were slower. Instructor was great about answering questions and working w varying skill levels. Definitely worth it!
People working colorwork the first time struggled; that wasn't listed as a required skill set but cabling was.

Great class!

Lots of great info in this class. Great teacher. The presentation was fantastic and I learned a lot. Most of class time was watching the presentation but I don’t think it could be cut down much without losing needed material. I wish the class was longer than 3 hours though so there was more time for knitting to practice while Harry was there to help. I am excited to try these techniques and would even consider taking the class again once I have a bit more experience just to really sharpen my skills. Harry has a lot of knowledge to share. I highly recommend this class.

Marca D.
Colored cables

This instructor was very good. He was well prepared and clear. I will definitely use the technique and I will definitely take other classes if I have the opportunity.