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Kim Guzman, Crochet and Knit Design

TCAL: Tunisian Cabled Mitts Starts November 15

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I will be hosting a crochet-along for the Tunisian Cabled Fingerless Mitts shown above in my YahooGroup here, beginning November 15. These are cute little gifts, just in time for the holiday season. Read more about fingerless mitts here.

You will need to purchase the book, if you haven’t already, in order to participate in this crochet-along. The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Tunisian Crochet, published by Leisure Arts, can be purchased by hard copy here or by e-book download here. It is also available at off-line shops and other online vendors, if you prefer not to purchase directly from the publisher.

I have created the following YouTube video for purposes of this crochet-along:

Other videos which you may need are:

Foundation Row
Tunisian Knit Stitch
Binding Off

See you there!

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10 thoughts on “TCAL: Tunisian Cabled Mitts Starts November 15

  1. Thanks for the video, Kim! It is pretty straightforward. I am excited about making my first TC mitts :)

  2. Kim, thanks for this video! I have always had the horrors about the row after the twist and it was nice to see how it is done correctly. Where would we all be without a wonderful teacher named Kim?

  3. I have all my materials and I will start tomorrow morning

  4. I am having trouble with the row after twist. I need to look at video again

  5. IMHO
    The video needs to have close ups like the one for annies attic

    • You have to understand what you’re asking. When I do the videos for Annie’s, there are at minimum 6 people in the room, about $10K to $20K worth of equipment and everyone in the room is getting paid. When I do free videos for YouTube, I use a $200-$400 camera on a tripod, while I sit on my feet in front of it. I have no one to help me. I couldn’t begin to afford the kind of equipment used by Annie’s, a very large company. I have only me and a very meager income. I can understand a desire to get better quality from a big company. But, I will never, ever be able to do that on my own. Ever. I’m doing good to keep food on the table and heat the house. I simply cannot see being able to give the same type of quality for something especially when I’m spending hours to do the videos and get no financial gain whatsoever. While I wish I could do more, I just don’t foresee ever being able to do it. If it helps, I have done high-quality videos for Annie’s in the Tunisian Cables & Lace class. I just can’t give that kind of quality by myself.

  6. I had no idea of the expense incurred by doing free video

    • It’s free for everyone else. But, sure. It’s not free for the person giving it away. I have to have the equipment to do it. I have to spend many hours getting it ready. I have to spend time setting up, time in filming, time in editing. I spent an entire afternoon and evening doing this one video. All time when I could have been doing something that made money for me. But, instead, I chose to do this video for everyone to use. My camera is simply not capable of doing the same thing as a video camera that cost $2K or more like they have for my Annie’s videos. And, they were using three of them, all at the same time! LOL I spend so much time making the videos that I do for YouTube. But, I don’t get paid for them. I do them because I have a desire to help, even when I really should be doing something else, something that will put food on the table. Don’t get me wrong. I want to help or else I wouldn’t be doing any free videos at all. But, seriously, I make about $13K a year and I am a single mother. I’m barely making it as it is. I can’t spend more money on better equipment for something that I’m giving away for free.

  7. I appreciate your video, time and effort-It was just a suggestion and comment.
    I was able to almost complete first mitt.
    I too was a single mother-my husband died when my son(37) was 2 1/2 years old.
    He grew up well and is a lawyer and librarian

    • Just keep plugging away. It’s not a difficult process to understand. It’s just not easy to manipulate the stitches. Not mentally difficult. More like physically difficult. But, once you get it, you will have it and it will get easier as you go along.

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