Tutorial: Step-by-Step Cable Without a Cable Needle. I love cables, but am not too fond of fiddling with a cable needle. This photo tutorial shows how you can forego the cable needle and just re-position the stitches using your knitting needles.
Silk Smoke Ring (Cowl) is knitted circularly to make a seamless tube. Although the lace looks complicated, the spectacular results are accomplished with a stitch pattern that is repetitive and relatively easy.