So the first technique is tunisian crochet cables I learnt from Kim Guzmans' book "Tunisian Cables to Crochet". I was actually not a tunisian crochet person before (I am a huge fan of cables though), but when I saw that book I knew I wanted it. I ordered the book and a set of tunisian hooks.
The book is so well written, and the instructions are so clear - it took me only 15 minutes to master the cables.
Now I totally love tunisian crochet, especially tunisian crochet cables! That's the way to go, Kim - now you got another devoted tunisian croceht fan!
Have you tried tunisian cables? Did you loved them?