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« on: May 09, 2011 04:21:48 AM »

Hi!

It's been a while since I've posted my projects here, but that is because I've been so busy knitting, that I haven't had the energy to write Cheesy

I've had this knitted cotton tube for months waiting to become something nice to decorate my home with. It became a large pillow with pretty simple cables.

The reason why I'm so overwhelmingly excited is not the pillow itself (which I like very much), but the four needle bind off I accidentally discovered/learnt during process. Cheesy

Well, here are some pics!





The pillows measurements are approximately 50cmx50cm

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011 04:56:43 AM »

Nice cables, they look so good. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011 05:25:50 AM »

i love this!

the colour is spectacular.
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2011 11:49:21 AM »

Very cool pillow! I love cables and wory very well for this project.  Would you be willing to share a picture tutorial of your four needle bind off? I've never heard of this and I love to learn new techniques/new methods! No pressure though Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011 04:04:05 AM »

Oh, thank you all! Smiley

Dear striker923.
I'm not sure there is really such a thing called "four needle bind off". The name just seemed to describe what I did. Cheesy Today I would probably call it "a four needle bind off with a twist".  Grin
I can make a photo tutorial for you, but it may take a while, since I'm in the midst of studying for some exams (or trying to do so   Tongue) and shouldn't really be knitting at all... (Well the second pillow is already on the needles  Roll Eyes ).
Anyways, I write a sort of an explanation what I did, and I hope it helps you in the meantime. If you are already familiar with the three needle bind off, this is just a version of it.

I'm sorry, but I don't know the cabling lingo, so I'm just trying to write something remotely understandable... Cheesy
The point is to make it look like the last cable twist happens in the binding edge.
When you have knitted all the rows between your last "normal" cable twist and where you want to bind off, this is what you do:
If you have a cable 8 sts wide (Twisted 4 and 4 sts), you take the first 4 sts to a cable needle and bring them in front of your work and take the 4 next sts behind them (in the needle they already are). After that you take the back piece (The back of the pillow or what ever you are making) stitches (4 sts) along behind the two needles you already have in your left hand.
Now you bind off 3 stitches from three needles at the same time, just about the same way as in the three needle bind off, except you have three needles in left hand and one in right.

Between the cables, where you have your purl stitches, you just use the three needle bind off.

You can use this to make right turning cables also just by changing the needles places.
 
I'm sorry, this explanation is a total mess!!  Tongue
I think I'll have to make that photo tut quite soon.
And if someone knows a right term for this method, I'd really like to hear what it is Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2011 07:54:13 AM »

When you have knitted all the rows between your last "normal" cable twist and where you want to bind off, this is what you do:
If you have a cable 8 sts wide (Twisted 4 and 4 sts), you take the first 4 sts to a cable needle and bring them in front of your work and take the 4 next sts behind them (in the needle they already are). After that you take the back piece (The back of the pillow or what ever you are making) stitches (4 sts) along behind the two needles you already have in your left hand.
Now you bind off 3 stitches from three needles at the same time, just about the same way as in the three needle bind off, except you have three needles in left hand and one in right.

Between the cables, where you have your purl stitches, you just use the three needle bind off.

You can use this to make right turning cables also just by changing the needles places.
 
I'm sorry, this explanation is a total mess!!  Tongue
I think I'll have to make that photo tut quite soon.
And if someone knows a right term for this method, I'd really like to hear what it is Smiley


Ohhh ok, I think I know what you mean.  It seems that you are basically executing a cable crossing while doing the three-needle bind off.  When I have a time I will definitely give it a go on some swatches and see how it turns out! Cheesy Thanks so much for writing this down!
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2011 06:58:45 AM »

Yes, I think you got it striker923! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2011 03:06:05 PM »

Very stylish! lovely Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2011 12:12:54 PM »

I love the color! What a great project!
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2011 07:28:48 AM »

What a great pillow. I'd love to do something like this in orange. Although, the white is really modern and clean looking. I just adore the design.

Thanks for the explanation on how you did the bind-off!
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