Steve Malcolm is a Jamaican born, Vancouver-based knitter, with over 20 years experience in the art of knitting and a passion for cables.
After falling hard for a $500 cream machine knit sweater in the window of a high end menswear store in Toronto’s financial district, Steve was inspired to pick up the needles and teach himself to knit as he couldn’t get the jumper out of his head and didn’t have the disposable cash to buy it at that time. His first project was, you’ve guessed it, a sweater.
Steve has worked in local yarn shows honing his skills and knowledge of fibres, developed his signature Barrington Braid cable, has been interviewed by Kristy Glass Knits twice, and his own television show “It Takes Ball To Knit” will relaunch later this year.
Steve’s classes are sponsored by Albanach Artisan Fibres
An Introduction to Cables
8 September, 10am – 1pm
Venue Balmoral Room, Queens Hotel, Leonard Street, PH2 8HB
Prepare to be initiated into the magical, weaving world of cables! Despite their mystifying appearance cables are fairly easy to make, and once you understand the fundamentals you’ll be able to cable with confidence!
In this class students will learn:
- The basic fundamentals of cables and braids
- How to knit cables with, and without, a cable needle
- How to read cable charts
- The difference between cables, travelling cables, and braids
- How to correct cables in your knitting without ribbing back the entire garment
Aran weight, chunky weight, or worsted weight yarn in a light colour, appropriate needles for the yarn of your choice, 1 double pointed needle in a similar size to the ones you have from above, stitch markers, pen and paper for additional notes.