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Topic: Cable Eight Along from Interweave Knits Spring 2005...whose along?  (Read 6661 times)
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« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2005 04:54:31 PM »

Ok...I have a question about this.  I'm not sure if I'm doing the cables correctly.  They look terrible in the pic, but it might be because it's not blocked.  They don't look that bad if I stretched them out, but I'm still not certain if they're correct. In the mag the cables look really round, but when I stretched mine out, they still looked pretty skinny. 



So, you slip 4sts onto the cable needle.  Those go in front, right?  Then you knit behind the cable needle the next two stitches on the left needle.  Then, and here's my confusion, you slip the two purl stitches (they would be the third and fourth stitches put on the cable needle, the ones on the left side) back onto the left needle and purl them.  At this time, the two knit stitches on the cable needle are still in front, right?  Can anyone shed any light on this for me?  You can see the whole bad first attempt on my blog (my siggy at the bottom) and see all the mistakes I've made thus far. 

Thanks guys!!  And camerasfortoys...your FO is wonderful!!!

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(worked over 6 sts) Sl 4 sts onto cn and hold in front, k2, return 2 purl sts from end of cn back to left needle, p2 returned sts, k2 from cn.

Clear your mind and follow these instructions exactly. Remember it will cover 6 stitches. Your photo shows you twisting 2 stitches.
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« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2005 11:12:03 AM »

Mojisha~

Here's what I did...

I slipped 4 stitches onto the cable needle, then with the CN in the front, I knitted the next stitches on the regular needle.  I then slipped the two purl stitches from the CN to the regular needle (3rd and 4th stitches on the CN) and purled them.  Then I knitted the 2 stitches left on the CN.  Does that make sense? 

My cables look  reversed from the magazine because I knit left-handed (nope, not continental either).  But otherwise, I think they are right.

I am about 2 inches into the second half!  Yay for cables and no shaping!
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« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2005 05:15:59 PM »

Thanks guys!!!  I think I've got it!  We'll see when I put up some progress pics this weekend.
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« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2005 08:07:21 PM »

Ok, I'm seriously considering this as my next project.   Is anyone using the Pakucho Cotton?  I really want to try this organic cotton.
 My bust is a 39, so I guess I should go with the 44 (large) top.  I live in the hot and humid south and definitely don't want to wear a tank under this tank.   This is my first cable project and I'd love for it to be a success!

Thanks!

edit:  It's strange to me (I guess more accurately would be 'new to me') that it's knit up on 11's.  Is this to account for the cable-ing?  Are you guys buying cable needles for this, or are you using some dpns?  What type of cable needles do you prefer?  This will be the most expensive tank I've ever owned, but I think it'll be worth it!
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« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2005 09:08:04 AM »

My mom has a friend that's using the organic cotton and loves it.  As for the 11 needles, it's because the yarn is doubled so it's bulkier.  I totally recommend this as your first cable project.  The cable pattern is easy once you get the hang of it and there is no shaping, which is so nice.

Good luck and can't wait to see the progress.
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« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2005 10:39:18 AM »

I am a 38 bust and there is a lot of stretch to this sweater. I wouldn't make the 44 unless you are closer to that size. You can crochet and extra row on the edge if you want to expand it.
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« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2005 05:07:02 PM »

I just finished my two pieces and was about to embark on crochet seaming these two babies together.  Just before I broke out my crochet hook, I thought about just using matress stitch to seam them together.  Is there a good reason why I should use the crochet seam and not the matress stitch?

Just wondering.   Huh
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« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2005 05:25:02 PM »

The only difference I would think (I haven't knit this pattern, yet) would be that the actual sizing will be a little bit smaller than it would have with the extra crochet.

Many people are saying that the fabric created is fairly stretchy, so I'm betting that you would be fine.  Just do your measurements and be sure to subtract just a teeny bit to account for the stitches you lose doing the mattress stitch.

Scientific, huh?   Tongue
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« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2005 02:41:46 PM »

Woo hoo!  I'm back on track with my Cable-8.  I will say that I CAN READ...but apparently just not when I attempted this the first time.  I was doing to the same cable repeat so instead of crossing the cables like in the pattern, I was crossing the same cables every time and leaving the other ones as ribs. Does that make sense?  I didn't explain that very well, but you can see it in the last picture I posted.  Here is my new progress:



You can see more progress on my blog.  I'm not very far along, however.  This past week has been very non-knitting oriented.    Sad 

I am not eager to try the crocheting part, however.  I haven't crocheted since the wee age of 7, plus it always takes me several attempts to figure out how to do something.

Atouria, I delighted in touching the Pakucho cotton and it was sooo nice. Did you decide to get it?   
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« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2005 12:59:25 PM »

Just checkin' in all...

I am 1/2 way done w/ the second piece and I hope to have the knitting done this weekend.  Now for the darned crochet part.  Hmmm, it's going to be tricky, but I really do want to follow the pattern.  I love the little crochet "sleeves" on the sweater.  Promise, promise...I will take pics this weekend and post them.

And can I just say, I am so glad that I picked the All Seasons Cotton by Rowan.  It's my first time using it and it knits beautifully.  I am so going to use this for other projects in the future.

Trebuchet, can't wait to see the end result.  You seem to be a talented knitter!
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