I have a gadget that has made Misurina so much easier. Thrown in my bag at unravel with the thought, “Not seen that before, for £3.75 I’ll risk giving it a try”. The KnitPro Swivel Cable!
I usually knit in the round on KnitPro Nova needles (The silvery metal ones)and occasionally Symphonie. For very small gauge needle sizes, I have various Addis.
The “twisties” with the cables is always a problem for me – but never as much as my first experience with a circular needle – a cheap Pony needle, when knitting Birch lace shawl in Rowan Kidsilk Haze – I have no idea how I managed! Blogged about here if you are intrigued.
These swivel cables are wonderful! The cable literally turns where is joins to the screw section and stays straight.
It works. It doesn’t snag. I was so impressed after using it, I went online and bought other sizes!
Mine are part of the Mindful range from KnitPro – I like the aqua blue colour as an alternative to my normal purple cables – there might be purple ones available??!
I should also mention, because they are “Mindful”, they have their own design of cure end stops and cables pin…
There is a whole shedful of other pretty items in the Mindful range but nothing that wasn’t duplicating what I already had. I was strong! <<Pats self on back for resisting the pretty blue…>>>
If you struggle with the twisties – these are worth having a look at.
Oh – and how is Misurina coming along? Great – onto the body with Kitty’s help! More on that next week…