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creepyhugger
« on: February 27, 2007 11:43:11 AM »

hey everyone!  i was wondering if anyone knew of somewhere that i can find instructions on how to knit a horizontal cable?  i know i could just knit a regular ol' cable and then pick up stitches or sew it on, but i was thinking a horizontal cable would be neat.  i know it's possible, since eunny jang has a wip with horizontal cables, and i've been searching around trying to figure out how it's done!

here's the link for eunny's wip:
http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/12/full_force.html

any ideas?
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djinnj
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007 01:37:25 PM »

I believe those are done with a special increase and then decrease along the bottom and top edges to make closed ring cables.  Then, add in twisting the cable every row, you can make it look horizontal.  Barbara Walker's 3rd treasury (the charted one, yellow) has some info on closed ring cables, and I believe the Girl From Auntie uses 'em too for her celtic cables.
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2007 02:24:43 PM »

They kind of look like twisted stitches to me.  They're used a lot in "Knitting Nature".
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2007 04:32:41 PM »

thanks for the info!
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2007 04:44:08 PM »

I've looked at some books at the library. Nicky Epstein's are sewed on, as are the ones in the Handknit Holiday tree skirt.

I do know of one horizontal stitch: http://www.flyinmysoup.net/knit/2006/09/horizontal_stitch_tutorial.html that comes form Margaret Stove (in the Heere Be Dragone Shawl pattern).

I think the next best thing is to e-mail Eunny and ask her how she learned. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2007 09:10:31 PM »

Have you seen this other (I'm not sure if she's still working on it) WIP?  I can't seem to forget that sketch, so I hope she hasn't given up on it. 

Anyhow, it was the first thing I thought of when I read the title of this, so maybe you can appreciate the directions for it that she mentions here
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2007 11:58:14 PM »

I went through the Knitting Nature book at Joann's today.  It's knitting normally then seaming the pieces sideways.
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2007 06:46:29 AM »

given the slight distortion of the background stitches at the bottom and top edges of the closed curves bordering the piece, I still say closed ring cables.  I used them for this piece, so you can see what I mean:

(please remove images when quoting--thanks! --EmilyFlew)

OMG! Is there a pattern for this cable?  That's definitely my kind of dishcloth!  I would give an arm and a leg to make something like this....
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2007 09:18:38 AM »

Bongirl5, it's not around.  I made it up.  It's eventually going to be part of an afghan pattern I'll be selling, but I haven't had a chance to work on it recently.
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2007 11:44:21 AM »

http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/05/  May 19th.  Eunny explains the basics of adding a horizontal I-cord to get that seamless cabled look and more!
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