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« on: February 08, 2010 12:47:58 AM »

I know I could google this but I love to hear your opinions.
I'm knitting for 1.5 years and think that I finally have the skills for cable knitting.
Does some of you know some simple and clear explained pattern?
Or what was your first cable knitting project and did it turned out OK?

Thanks for reading this!
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010 05:37:21 PM »

Just follow the pattern, they should have explanations for the abbreviations. Cables are like ribs except the sts are knit out of order every 6, 8 or 10 rows, depending on the pattern. It will tell you to slip x sts to a cable needle, hold in the back or front of your work (depending on which way they slant), knit x sts from the left needle, then knit the sts from the cable needle. That's all there is to it, the pattern tells you how many sts, which way to hold them and how often, so you really don't have to think about it.

« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2010 01:46:54 PM »

I used this pattern from knitty: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/PATTcoronet.html

It was easy easy easy because the cabled part it worked separately from the hat (and you can choose to do a simple twist instead of a braid, too). It gives row-by-row instructions instead of a chart, which I found helpful while learning.

« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2010 04:27:36 PM »

Oh, I forgot to mention a top down raglan sweater with a cable down the front was my second real project. I was in High school and no one told me I couldn't do cables yet; I figured them out on my own, following the pattern.

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