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« on: January 03, 2006 05:40:00 PM »

Found this site that talks about knitting cables without a cable needle:
http://wendyknits.net/knit/cablelesson.htm

I'm so excited to try!
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2006 07:47:40 PM »

wow that looks fun though I also want to try knitting with the cable needles just to see how they are.
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2006 07:49:44 PM »

That's where I learned to cable without a cable needle -  so so helpful!  I had so much trouble working with the extra needle (i also am not fond of dpns) that I was really excited to learn this!  I still use a cable needle for more complex cabling, but otherwise, this is the only way to go!!  (for me, anyway!!)
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2006 09:03:02 AM »

Thank you for the link! I've been meaning to master this.. esp since i'm now planning an afghan that may have LOADS of cabling in it if I choose to go in that direction. This will make it that much easier to work with.

Must master this skill once my clapotis for knitting olympics is done.

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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2006 11:19:02 AM »

You know, I taught myself how to cable without any of the supposed tools one needs.  That's basically the way I did it.  But one thing I've discovered since then...  I really prefer stitch holders over cable needles.  The little safetypin ones, the smallest size.  Because you know the stitches are safe on there, and the curved end is small and basically unobtrusive, and the rest of it will just swing behind and out of the way.  You just move the stitches up to the non-pinish end.  Works so well.  If you have some of those lying around the next time you try cables, give them a shot and see if they feel a little less awkward than the other stuff.
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