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sassy-pants
« on: December 03, 2007 05:52:05 PM »

I was reading about entrelac today at work (I know!  Bad employee...) and read somewhere about putting cables in the panels.  I've googled and searched this forum but I can't find anything on it.  Does anyone know how to put a cable into the panels or am I going to have to test and figure it out?

I'll fiddle with it if no one knows and put up a tute when I figure it out.

Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007 10:17:59 PM »

I'd guess pretty much the same as doing cables in a little square knit flat, that's what entrelac is just with a bit of joining the square to other squares as you knit. Do swatch first as if you keep it in stocking stitch the cable will be less apparent and you might not like it as much as you anticipate - and I think standard cables (basically ribbing) might affect the tension a bit too much for entrelac (if you want stocking on a reverse stocking background, maybe go up a needle size for the cabled squares, or pick up more stitches).

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soozeq
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2007 09:32:44 AM »

I've seen entrelac done in ribbing, so it can be done. Especially with cables you'd have at least 4 knits for the cable, and purls on either side. Give it a go, what do have to lose.... you'll learn something in the process any way.
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2007 04:18:41 PM »

The cables *could* be knit on knit background if you wanted, either because the ribbing was distorting the fabric more than you wanted or because you wanted a really subtle effect. But yeah, swatch just a few squares and see how you like them!

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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2007 10:04:38 PM »

I know this is somewhat unrelated, but check out The Forest Path Stole. It has lace panel inserts in each square of entrelac.
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2007 06:48:36 AM »

If you make a swatch, I'd love to see it... I've never thought of cables + entrelac, I bet it looks freaking awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2007 12:46:11 PM »

Wow, thanks for all of the replies!  I guess I'll be fiddling with that over winter break Smiley

The Forest Path Stole is gorgeous...I'm going to buy the pattern, maybe it'll help me crack the cabled entrelac code.  That, and I want one!

I'll keep everyone posted.
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