Daunted by knitting a cable stitch with no cable needle? Don't be. Here's an easy one to get you started. C2B makes a nice little cable that crosses the left stitch over the right with a couple of simple moves. Have fun!
One of my shawl designs plays around with short rows. It's the perfect design for dipping your toe into short rows and lace and it's ever so pretty to boot ;)
Lots of people are terribly nervous about short rows so I thought I'd make some tutorials to show you exactly how some of the steps are performed and how easy they are. There are lots of ways to work short rows but I've used the most basic for my pattern because it works perfectly in this case.
This first tutorial is for the first step "wrap & turn". I'll also link to it in my pattern. (The second tutorial in the series shows you how to pick up your wraps and you can find that one here.)