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BoredOutOfMyMind
« on: September 30, 2007 11:40:25 AM »

I have searched and searched but can not find any tutorial on how to make reversible cables. I am going to do a 2x2 rib and want to replace the 2 knit stitches with a simple cable, but it is important that it is reversible since the whole thing is reversible (anthropologie-inspired capelet). I know how to make cables, but not how to make it reversible. I know you guys know, so stop keeping it from me!  Wink
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soozeq
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2007 11:44:43 AM »

You may like this pattern - http://www.cometosilver.com/patterns/palindrome.htm - it's based on a 2x2 rib and reversible.
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redwitch
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2007 03:00:23 AM »

Check out the cinnabar scarf

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terpsichore
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2007 08:18:42 AM »

Try this, too:

http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTelbac.html
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BoredOutOfMyMind
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2007 09:53:09 AM »

The Elbac pattern really helped. Looks like I have to do k1, p1 instead of k2, p2 to get the effect I want. To bad I hate k1, p1... It gets all wonky Sad. But can anyone tell me how to design a reversible cable, what it is that makes it reversible?
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soozeq
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2007 10:40:21 AM »

If you're talking cabling the same sts, I don't think you're going to be able to get same effect. The back of a knit st, which is what crosses over, is a purl and it just doesn't look the same.
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terpsichore
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2007 10:49:47 AM »

K1, P1 is a little wonky to start out with, but with the elbac pattern, I found that I got into a really smooth rhythm & it was easy to memorize.  Not to mention I'm knitting with alpaca & a loose tension that makes the whole thing flow from my needles.  Smiley
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Jints
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2007 12:26:45 PM »

another reversible cable scarf
http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/50368.html
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redwitch
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2007 09:55:18 PM »

I haven't checked every pattern that is posted here to verify but all the reversible cable patterns I have come across are in single ribbing. This looks like stocking stitch on both sides when done right. So this is what makes it reversible, yeah?

Sarah
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soozeq
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2007 07:50:11 AM »

That's how the elbac pattern works, but the Lion one isn't, but you do a cable row on both RS and WS....

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