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« on: October 10, 2007 02:25:00 PM »

To anyone afraid of cabling: Just DO it! Its PATHETICALLY easy... but I highly recommend doing it without cabling needles because its easier, less fiddly, less painful.

I can't wait to do some more is variously different colors and patterns.  I have this huge issue with hair touching my face, poking me in the eyes, getting in my mouth and find myself going literally batshitinsane trying to find something to keep it back.  Yeah, I need to make more Calorimetries Smiley

http://resirem.com/ADDcrafts/?attachment_id=142 <-- posted on my crafting site

http://www.sheeptoshawl.com/charity/archives/2006/01/entry_179.html<---- the pattern

http://www.grumperina.com/cables.htm<--- doing it without cable needles

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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2007 02:38:30 PM »

 Grin  I'm so glad you posted about this.  I've been a little freightened to do cables.  I'm going to give it a go now.  And yes, I'm the same as you because my hair is too short to put up and too long to stay the **** out of my face and it's annoying when I knit, sew, or anything else.  THANK YOU! so much for the inspiration!

Oh, and your headband looks beautiful!  Thank you for the link to the pattern.   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2007 02:45:04 PM »

Your headband looks terrific!
And thanks for the link. I've been looking for an easy cabled headband pattern. But there is one line in the pattern, that I don't understand.
After the setup row, it says: Row 1: K3, sm, work rope cable over next 10 sts. What does it mean when they say, "work rope cable over next 10 sts"?   Roll Eyes
I'd really appreciate any help that you can give me, in explaining what this means.
Thanks so much.
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2007 03:04:32 PM »

Hi Queen! That had me going for a second, too.

So, you knit your three stitches for the border, THEN you start the cable pattern which takes up the next ten stitches, THEN you knit the last three.

Basically you gotta pretend those 3 border stitches on both sides don't exist and just do the cable pattern part... I hope that helps.  I'm not sure how else to explain it :-p

multicrafty - when you start the project, you will see how easy and fun it is.  You will stop every couple rows to stare at what you've done and BEAM with proud-ness
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2007 06:10:07 AM »

Thanks WitchCatXeen for the explanation. Now I understand it completely. It sounds so easy.
Thanks again.    Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2007 06:18:32 AM »

I just realized that I need to be able to read that chart, in order to make the headband. Am I right?
If so, I'm clueless as I've never read a chart before. I'm kinda new to the knitting scene.   Cheesy
Could anyone help me out? Please?
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2007 07:17:57 AM »

I just realized that I need to be able to read that chart, in order to make the headband. Am I right?
If so, I'm clueless as I've never read a chart before. I'm kinda new to the knitting scene.   Cheesy
Could anyone help me out? Please?
I could be wrong, since I've never done cables or knit by a chart either, but I don't think you need to be able to read a chart to do the pattern.  The written instructions should be the same as the chart.
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2007 07:44:44 AM »



Nice headband! Smiley

s_knits is right, you definitely don't need to be able to read the chart. The text right above it is exactly the same.

That cabling without a cable needle thing, though..... I don't know if I could do that. I prefer the security of knowing my stitches are on a needle, not hanging in midair Wink It really doesn't feel like an "extra needle" to me though. More like a stitch holder.

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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2007 12:55:31 PM »

Good for you for taking on cables!  They do look way harder than they really are eh?  Lovely headband.
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2007 12:43:50 PM »

I didn't read the chart for it... there may be instances in the future will someone will have a cable chart without the written version... so it might be a good idea to learn to read them.  Learning is GOOD for you
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