April 7, 2013

Notthingham beanie - how to make cables without the cable needle...

This week I finished a baby sized Nottingham beanie for a friend's impending new arrival. This is such a easy knit and I used less than one ball of a Morris Estate 8 ply yarn.

There are some cables in this pattern and this time around I tried making these without a cable needle. Very Pink Knits and Knitting Daily both have excellent demos.

Off to plan for the next project!


  1. Hi Manda,
    Cable with no cable needles? sounds great to me.
    Lovely beanie, very cute.
    Cheers, Anita.

    1. Thanks Anita - I know, right? I decided to test this out because I am always so clumsy with the cable needles. I have dropped it many times while mid way in a cable repeat so this just saves the hassles. I would only do this for small cables though. When you try it out, do let me know how you get on, I would be interested to hear about your experience!