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rentpenguin
« on: February 04, 2005 09:40:35 AM »

does anyone have any idea how to make cables like these ones???
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2005 09:49:38 AM »

I could probably figure it out, but I'd need a better (or at least bigger) picture.  Can you post a link?
And what precisely is it about this cable that you like?

The Harmony Guides have a bunch of cable patterns, you might be able to find something similar in one of them or at least figure out how to figure it out by looking through it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2005 09:56:20 AM »

if you go to here theres a few more pictures of it, but there aren't any really great ones.
it dosent need to be exactly like it, i just like how its findof like boxyl ooking .
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2005 10:06:48 AM »

It looks like it's just a 4 strand braid.  I'll work it out over the weekend and post.
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rentpenguin
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2005 10:16:05 AM »

thanks! i appreciate it!
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starlings
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2005 10:40:33 AM »

It's kind of like shadow cable, in the way that it subsides into the fabric. One and a half repeats of the following:

12 stitch repeat, plus 2 selvage stitches:

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K1 *C6F, K6; repeat from * to last stitch, K1
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: K1, *K6, C6B; repeat from * to last stitch, k1

this creates kind of softer undulations. I'm not sure how you'd get them to be so crisply angled. Maybe Melidomi will have some ideas for this.
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2005 03:42:32 PM »

Well, the 4 cable braid goes like this:
Row 1:p2, k2,k4f,k2,p2
Row2: k2,p8,k2
Row3: p2,c4b,c4b,p2
Row 4: k2,p8,k2

you'd probably get the softer, fade in and out effect if you threw in
extra odd row: p2, k8, p2
extra even row: k2, p8, k2
after rows 1 and 3.
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