In a mini-series (well, there are only three of us!), we want to introduce the world to The Cable Girls: Hannah, Sheila and Kate.
In this final post in the series, Kate is in the hot seat…
How did you get started with knitting?
Kate: My nan taught me how to knit, so I’ve been knitting on and off since I was about four years old. Sadly I lost my nan a long time ago, but knitting reminds me of her every day. I have been really in to knitting for about the past ten years, starting with accessories to keep me warm when I was travelling as a student.
What is your earliest memory of knitting?
Kate: Sitting on my nan’s knee putting the yarn around the needles for her to “help” with her knitting!
What is your favourite item you have knitted?
Kate: My cream and red Sundottir jumper. The pattern is by Diana Walla and was my first attempt at colour work knitting – I love it. I used Cascade Eco+ and really enjoyed it – fewer ends to sew in and a great fabric.
What is your favourite knitting stitch?
Kate: I love the simplicity of garter stitch.
What is your next project?
Kate: Probably Low Tide by Tincanknits or Still Light Tunic by Veera Välimäki – I have the yarn ready for both but can’t decide. I’m also coveting Sheila’s Hitofude…
What are you currently knitting?
Kate: The Pendulum shawl by Amy Miller and some ankle socks from my own design to use up some leftover sock yarn. I also have a Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang on the go for little bits of leftover sock-weight yarn – it comes out of the cupboard every now and again but it’s a long way from finished!
What’s your most recent finished object?
Kate: Several pairs of socks 🙂
Knitting or crochet?
Kate: Knitting – my brain can handle five double-pointed needles but not one crochet hook!
Why do you knit? Are you a process knitter or all about the finished object?
Kate: I find knitting really soothing and really enjoy finished objects – so probably a bit of both.
Do you have any questions for The Cable Girls? Let us know and we’ll try to answer them in upcoming blogs.
Bye for now,
The Cable Girls