This beautiful design is from my new book, Tunisian Cables to Crochet. It was my first time working with Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande. And, oh my goodness! This yarn is something that you not only want to touch, but you want to cuddle with it! A really extraordinary yarn that turned into this amazing ruana.
This ruana is made in Tunisian crochet. But, I used my all-time favorite hand knit cable stitch pattern. The beauty of the project is that, with Tunisian crochet, I can enjoy the big, bulky, chunky cables that I love in only about 1/3 the time. I will never lose my love of knitting. But, it’s really nice to have a quicker alternative, especially during gift-giving crunch time. And, just look at that design. You can’t tell a difference. It looks exactly like knitting.
The cabling technique for this book is different than I’ve used in other cable patterns I’ve designed. The entire book is based on this new technique, which I really prefer to the others I’ve done. With hand knitting, there are several different methods to accomplish cables. It’s not any different in Tunisian crochet. The method in this book is all new. You can still use other methods, if you prefer. With cables, it’s all about simply working the stitches out of order. But, with this book, I’m offering a new method which I’m sure you’ll love.
If you need assistance in learning the stitches used in this book, please be sure to check out my free online videos and even more assistance will soon be available in my classes at Annie’s Online Classes.