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« on: August 03, 2006 11:09:30 AM »

This is the saxon braid part of Samus from Knitty.com that I'm making for my Oma. Its going very, very slowly. In my defense, this is the very first cabling I've ever done, and I've had to frog it a lot. Wink



I've done this bit three times now and have started the fourth. I need 8 repeats in total, so I'm almost half way there (I'm being generous with 'almost').  So, what do you think? I'm using Paton's 100% Merino in Natural Mix, as said Oma wanted a neutral colour.
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2006 11:35:25 AM »

that looks great! very impressive for your first cable work. i'm sure your oma will appreciate it no matter how long it takes you. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2006 11:36:34 AM »

Looks good to me!  I like the oatmealish color, and the yarn shows up the texture nicely.

Boy, I hear you on the frogging bit.  The first cabling I ever did was on a monstrously complicated Aran sweater for my mother with not-so-good instructions.  The first couple of days I must've spent half my time tinking and frogging and tinking some more. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2006 11:41:11 AM »

looks really nice in that color! I had a Saxon Braid scarf going for my bf at one point, but it just didn't look right in light brown.
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2006 11:42:01 AM »

It looks GREAT!  First project or 14th project.  Good cables!

The first big cabled project I knit was Mariah from Knitty.  I ended up having to frog about 8 inches or more of one of the cabled sleeves due to my stupidity.  I finally realized I should put in a lifeline, in case I needed to frog again.  So I when I finished a repeat of the cable chart and was satisfied that it was right, I put in a lifeline.  The added bonus:  after the point that I started using lifelines, I didn't mess up the cable chart again.  (significantly anyway.)
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2006 12:04:57 PM »

I've got a lifeline through each repeat, thankfully. Smiley Somebody here gave me that tip and it was a very good one.
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