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« on: January 31, 2007 01:04:54 PM »

So, I'd been envying my friend's armwarmers. I'd been looking at some at the yarn store when my mom declared "I can make that!" I just started learning, so she offered to make me a pair. Even more amazing was watching my mom make cables! She doesn't use a third needle!  Shocked

Anyway, these were made from one skein of yarn and are incredibly warm.

Anyway, here they are!





Hope you like them! My mom is wondering what people think of them.
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2007 01:19:30 PM »

great. how does she do it without the third needle?
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2007 01:22:07 PM »

tell your mom i love them!!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2007 01:27:14 PM »

great. how does she do it without the third needle?

I'm not exactly sure how it works (since I don't know how to knit cables), but I remember her just sliding the stitches right off (without dropping them!) and flipped-flopped half onto one needle and half onto another.
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2007 01:53:15 PM »

They're great! Love the cable pattern
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Steffania
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2007 02:20:05 PM »

annie modesitt (sp?) was on knitty gritty the other day and she showed how to do cabls without the third needle
it's actually not really difficult and you might be able to look it up on diy.com

oh and the gloves are great, tell your mom i said so
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2007 03:07:18 PM »

This has probably been posted elsewhere before, but here's a tutorial for cabling without a cable needle:

http://www.grumperina.com/cables.htm

I used this tutorial to learn how to cable without a third needle, and it changed my life!  I'm crazy for cabling now.

Edit: I was so excited about cabling that I forgot to say that those are great armwarmers--so pretty.  In addition to being crazy for cables, I'm obsessed with armwarmers.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2007 03:13:03 PM »

those are incredible! any chance at a pattern?

i've only ever done cables without a third needle, so i'm not sure how the third needle even factors in. seems like it would make it more complicated.
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2007 03:26:32 PM »

I like the shaping on those armwarmers. Any chance of a pattern?  Moms rule!  (I know because I have one and I am one!)
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2007 03:30:11 PM »

those are incredible! any chance at a pattern?

i've only ever done cables without a third needle, so i'm not sure how the third needle even factors in. seems like it would make it more complicated.

Haha, I'm asking my mom to tell me what she did so I can write a pattern (she can't read patterns, since she learned knitting in Vietnam/isn't used to using patterns) so I can make a pair for myself.

And I have learned cables! The third needle is just used to hold the stitches that get crossed over while you knit the next part right under it. I think it's easier at first to use a third needle, but more experienced knitters can probably knit quickly without a third needle as well.
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