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cinnamon teal
« on: March 01, 2012 01:34:48 PM »

I've been wanting to make a squashy cabled afghan only just forever. So... I finally took the plunge and and made it! And can I just say? I really love this thing. I love the color and the soft, squishy yarn and and the big ol' cables. It's definitely one of my favorite knits that I've ever, well, knit. Cheesy

The pattern is called Lover's Knot Afghan and it's by Lion Brand. The yarn is knitpicks Swish Worsted in Peapod.

oh and ps. I totally messed up the cable pattern in a few places but I kind of love it that way. It makes it feel more personal and handmade, I think.




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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012 01:39:29 PM »

Oh, that is beautiful! I love the green -- and the cables are just amazing. Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012 01:39:58 PM »

When we pointed out mistakes in our work my grandpa always said, "A man running for his life will never notice it."  I think your afghan is lovely.  Only a dirty rat fink would look over it to find a miss-crossed cable.
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012 01:50:07 PM »

WOW. Its lovely!
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012 02:23:20 PM »

Absolutely beautiful!  I know that must have been a tremendous amount of work.  I always rather enjoy those little imperfections in my own work -- gives my eyes somewher to come to rest.

Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012 02:35:30 PM »

i love it! i've been trying to learn to knit (i crochet though!), and i'm excited to maybe someday do knitted cables. they're so soft and pretty! i love this blanket, its beautiful. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012 02:44:59 PM »

It's gorgeous!
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012 02:50:43 PM »

Oh. My. God. That is so beautiful. You're stitching is really lovely, and so are the cables. I love knitting afghans; I might have to try this one. Grin
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012 03:09:02 PM »

I LOVE cables and this is stunning!! Amazing job!
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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2012 03:55:47 PM »

I don't knit; I have tried, many times, and only succeeded in accidentally thrusting the needle up an unsuspecting nostril and nearly braining myself.  I just don't seem to have the capacity for it.  I wish I did though - this is jaw-dropping gorgeous.  Hats off to you, hon; what an amazing project. 
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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2012 04:18:59 PM »

Beautiful! I love the color too. I think most of the time we're the only ones that see our "mistakes."
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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2012 10:52:33 PM »

That is awesome... i love the cables and the color.. how long did it take ?
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« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2012 08:25:51 AM »

Thank you for all the lovely comments!

rossie: That's the funniest and scariest knitting injury I've ever heard!
thesillyseemstress: I'm not really sure how long it took. I worked on it on and off for a couple months. I would just pick it up anytime my hands were idle and I was home. (It wasn't exactly a good travel project! Cheesy)
Rodelphia: I'm sure you'll get to cables if you keep it up! Once you have the basics down, cables are really not that difficult.


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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2012 12:02:22 PM »

holy cow this is a stunner. I love it. I love knitting cables too.

weirdest knitting injury I ever had was nothing to do with my own craft, so it doesn't count like Rossie's, I just wanted to share hahaha. I was carrying my mum's knitting bag, and I was on roller skates (we didn't do safety in our house lol!). I fell... I still have a scar in one thigh from where a 4mm steel needle went into it when i fell onto the knitting bag... the look on my mum's face when I hobbled into the livingroom, still wearing rollerskates and with her needle sticking out of my thigh. weirdly, no blood got onto her knitting which was good because it was my new school uniform sweater she was working on!
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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2012 10:27:00 PM »

I love this! I saw a scarf with the XO pattern a while ago and always thought of making an afghan out of it. Now I think I'm inspired to actually do it!
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« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2012 11:46:39 PM »

I like this! I'm just wondering: what kind of needles do you use for such a large piece? I don't knit myself, I just crochet, so this could be a stupid question, but when my mother knits, the entire work stays on het needles. Do you just really bunch it up very far? And still have incredibly long needles? or does it go differently?
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« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2012 07:42:48 AM »

This reminds me of a sweater that my Mother used to wear when I was little that my Grandmother made for her. Same color and everything. I saw it and thought "Mommy". That would be an awesome afghan for curling up in on days when I want my Mommy ! I guess eventually I'm gonna have to learn to knit and do cables.

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« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2012 01:12:04 PM »

I like this! I'm just wondering: what kind of needles do you use for such a large piece? I don't knit myself, I just crochet, so this could be a stupid question, but when my mother knits, the entire work stays on het needles. Do you just really bunch it up very far? And still have incredibly long needles? or does it go differently?

I used interchangeable circular needles with a long cable in between. Like this.
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« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2012 02:32:16 PM »

Congratulations on a truely lovely project! I love the color and the pattern!
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« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2012 05:20:24 PM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2012 02:52:34 PM »

Beautiful work!
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« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2012 08:07:13 AM »

Ooh, so pretty and wonderfully squishy looking! Fabulous job!! Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2012 08:20:09 AM »

holy. cow. that is full of awesomesauce! well done!
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« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2012 09:22:05 PM »

Wow! I totally love this! I love cables & so this is awesome! I can knit, but don't think I'd venture to make something that I'm sure took a very long time. 1 of the main reasons I prefer crochet is it takes less time. I have learned to crochet cables, which is awesome, but I don't know that there's as much versatility as with knit. Oh well, gotta give to get, right?
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« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2012 02:17:11 PM »

Wowsers!  That's gorgeous, looks so very snuggliy!  I have been wanting to make something similar after I saw a celtic knot pattern so thx for putting the pattern details up coz the lover's knot may be a better choice after all Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2012 10:11:18 AM »

Oh wow, that is an epic piece of knitting - I love it!
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« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2012 10:42:54 PM »

Love it!

Cable knitting is such fun!  However, that many cables is just impressive!
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« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2012 10:45:02 AM »

Great looking work!

I rarely do cables - even on smaller pieces - because they hurt my hands.
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« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2012 01:45:41 PM »

That looks amazing!
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