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« on: December 02, 2004 06:21:59 AM »

Hey, I just bought "Stitch n' Bitch Nation"... I'm doing cables for the first time, and wanted to try the belt pattern. So I followed everything, but the cable looks nothing like the one in the picture... it comes out as a basic looking cable. Any advice on how I can get it to look like that? Thanx!   Huh
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2004 07:13:36 AM »

If you could describe what you are doing that might help.  I haven't done this pattern yet, but! I just looked at it and it looks like you make two cables with one twisting away from the other....  so it should look like two cables next to each other when you are done.  (I just learned how to do cables recently, so I don't know how much help I can be Wink)
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2004 12:45:03 PM »

That's what I thought too, that they were two cables side by side... So i guess to have either cable twist away from each other, I have to reverse the pattern on the second cable twist? I'm totally guessing... (ie. if it says C4back, C4front... on the second cable in the same row, I then do C4front, C4back) does this make any sense, anyone? Or do I have it completely wrong?  Undecided

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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2004 05:33:15 PM »

you're right that switching between back and front cabling will make the cable twist in the opposite direction.

but, each C4whatever instruction should make a whole cable, so C4back, C4front should already make two cables going in opposite directions. maybe make sure you are really doing both complete instructions?
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2004 07:01:56 AM »

I figured it out. I didn't realize that C4b meant to slip two stitches onto the cable needle, push behind work, knit two off the left needle and then knit the two from the cable needle. Before I was slipping all four stitches onto the cable needle. Thanx for all your help!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2005 09:02:26 AM »

wow! i had this exact same problem! i had never done cables before and so i didn''t know how many i was supposed to be putting on my cable needle! thanks for figuring it out!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2005 05:56:50 PM »

I figured it out. I didn't realize that C4b meant to slip two stitches onto the cable needle, push behind work, knit two off the left needle and then knit the two from the cable needle. Before I was slipping all four stitches onto the cable needle. Thanx for all your help!  Cheesy

Ayup, you got it!  If it says C6B, you slip 3 to the cable and hold it at the back of the work while knitting the next 3 stitches; if it says C8F, you slip 4 and hold in front, etc.  Cables are incredibly gratifying to create.  When you're done with a cabled piece, you just look at it and think "Wow, I made that and it looks good, damn good!"   They also impress the heck out of non-knitters.  Cheesy
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