my first cable

I can’t believe how long I’ve been knitting and how long I’ve been saying I must try cables. Everyone has told me they are not that hard but I’ve always put them in the too hard basket. But when tiKKi very kindly sent me her super popular Milo pattern to make for our next addition – well I had to cast it on and try a cable for the first time.

and here is my progress. I’m pretty happy with this for a first and also a little embarrassed it’s taken me this long to get cabling! I picked up some cable needles from Suzy Hausfrau and love that they are wooden as the wool doesn’t seem to slip on them. Milo is such a cute all in one vest and I’m loving it. Of course I’m using Bendigo wool for it. This is from the stash and is Rustic 8 ply but I see the colour is no longer available but is called Pacifica and perfect for a little boy.
I see a whole new world of patterns opening up to me now that I’ve conquered my fear of the cable!


  1. Cables look fancy but they are really easy. It is one way you can take a plain pattern and change it to make it yours.

  2. WTG! I love cable knit jumpers. Gorgeous colour too

  3. Well done to you! Last week with strep throat I knitted my first ever cable too but on a cowl. Sadly the cable looks perfect but is on the wrong side – hee hee! Lord knows what I did , but yes it was a lot easier than I thought! I do like it still and will just wear the cowl both ways! :)

  4. Well done on the cable Corrie, I cant believe you havent knit one before. I love cable knitting and have just finished 2 cable knits from 60 Quick Baby Knits and Cosy Little Knits which are just adorable! Love the Milo and I can let you know of lots of little boy and girl cable knits if you like!

  5. lovely

  6. Embrace the cable, that’s my motto! They are so easy yet add so much beauty and texture. I’ve been a cable addict for a very long time.

  7. Corrie I thought of you and your knitting as I picked up the latest Women’s Weekly. I don’t knit myself (my first and last attempt was terrible) but am sending my copy and some wool off to my mum for her to make the unisex jumper and bow cardi for my daughter.

  8. Very cute! That colour wool is just perfect for your new addition! And good to see you’ve moved away from the face clothes for a second!! : ))

  9. Well done Corrie, your first attempt is looking very good and that colour is perfect for showing up the cabling (and for a cute little boy!).

  10. Congrats Corrie, this looks like a lovely cable! I love cables, and even aran patterns, they make the knitting of big peoples jumpers less boring!

  11. All I can say is WOW, you didn’t pick an easy cable to start with. Your knitting is so neat, well done!

  12. Just beautiful. Gorgeous wool and colour.

  13. You have done such a wonderful job! I love cables and once you get into the swing of the pattern, they come along beautifully. Cables are so much fun and add so much character! Sending you a big “YAY!” :)

  14. Well done for trying cables. I have never had a go either – they do look complicated!

  15. I was the same with circular knitting. I’ve been knitting since I was a little girl and had never done any circular knitting, it kind of scared me. Now I’m making my first project and I’m loving it!
    I’m glad you gave cables a try and are enjoying it. So many possibilities now :) The Milo pattern is really adorable and the colour you chose is lovely. Can’t wait to see it finished :(

  16. Yay. I recall being a very beginner knitter when I came across your blog and always loved your knits. I almost fell of my chair when I found out you had never done them. There will be no stopping you now.

  17. yay for you, yay for cables and yay for conquering your fears! xo

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  19. I knitted a milo vest for the first time recently. I am only a beginner but with the help of you tube I figured it out.

  20. Good on you, keep on those cables!


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