I was exceedingly lucky that my mother taught me to knit when I was six years old. My first attempts were pretty simple, but it was not long before I was knitting clothes for my dolls.
Some time around then my mum taught me to knit cables, and a life-long love affair began. The only thing was I never liked how they only looked good on one side. So when I heard about reversible cables I knew I would have to do something with them.
At first I thought a scarf, especially as reversible cables tend to make quite a thick cloth. But when I saw a ’hanging cable,’ made by dropping the stitch on either side of the cable, a host of possibilities opened up. A whole lot of experimentation later, and I had a reversible cable that was still light and lacy.
The mix of blues, greens and purples in this Dream in Color yarn make me think of the New Zealand seas and paua shells. And of course, my mom, the New Zealander who first taught me to knit cables. So mum, this one is named for you.
Gauge note: While gauge is not important for this project, it is important to produce a fabric with a nice drape. Be sure to use a larger needle than the size recommended on the ball band. For example, the yarn used for the sample recommends needles between US #1/2.5mm and US #3/3.25mm. I used US #6/4mm needles.