The Boutique

Our boutique has unique artisan quality hand knitted handbags. All our handbags are hand crafted and made in New Jersey. The handbags are all unique designs and not mass produced, but knitted by Lisa, so her boutique is the only place you can find them on the internet. Custom orders welcomed!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cable Knitting

Aran Sweater Example
I just added the Rome handbag. Inspired by the TV cooking show Faces of ItalyIt is knitted in a cable pattern. A cable is a knitting stitch that you knit the stitches out of order to make the fabric bumpy Most people are familiar with cable  patterns from Aran sweaters or Fisherman sweaters.

Rome handbag detail with cable pattern
I just knitted a simple cable stitch using a 4 stitch multiple. Take 2 stitches off the knitting needle and put those stitches on another needle or cable needle, and hold it in front of my knitting and then I knit the next 2 stitches. Then I knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle. That's it! Oh I did put some other stitches in between the cables.

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