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mandyandbingley
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2012 07:28:47 PM »

I think I get what you're trying to do but my brain is shut off for the night, lol. I know you want to design it yourself but take a look at this pattern to maybe help yourself work through it: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/braid-cable-reversible-hiking-scarf
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soozeq
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2012 07:40:13 PM »

I have a suggestion for you to try. Knit a 'plain' WS row with no twist stitches and only do the twists on the RS rows. Just work the sts as they appear on the WS - knit the knits and purl the purls. Try that and see if it works better, most cable or twist patterns don't do them on every row.
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twylag
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2012 04:25:08 AM »

mandy: its not so much I wanted to design it myself I just could find a braid cable that was done as twists with a purl between rather than a true braid cable.
soozeq, I.ll try that.
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soozeq
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2012 07:14:00 AM »

In another forum someone posted a hat they'd made using cable and twist patterns from a book, Twisted-Stitch Knitting. Here's the link to the thread - http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=110386 - I thought of you when I saw it, looks a little like something you're trying for. Here's her ravelry page for it with more photos - http://www.ravelry.com/projects/JoodieKadoodie/twisted-stitch-sampler-hat

Hopefully you can find the book, maybe in a library to look over first.
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mandyandbingley
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2012 08:57:39 AM »

Do you mean a purl stitch in the center of all the cables? Because the pattern I posted is a k1,p1, reversible braid cable. I'm working on a detailed cabled sweater at the moment, or else I'd read through your pattern more.
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