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« on: February 17, 2005 07:29:58 PM »

 I am waaaaaaay too easily amused. After knitting odds and ends, I decided I had the courge to try cables. My first foray into the world of weird needles and twisted stitches ended up a fairly successful Basic Cable hat from S&B Nation.

I am terribly pleased with it. As I am sure you have noticed. You will have to ignore the scary chick in the pics. That would be me after drinking half a pot of coffee. Zing!

I didn't follow the pattern exactly, mainly because I did not have the right needles, so I did the main part on size 7 circs and then ended up downsizing to size 5 dpns since I did not have size 7's I think I should have made it a bit longer and I think I will when I do the next one.

Oh, and the yarn, that is the color hollyberry  in the Wool of the Andes by KnitPicks. I rather like it. Its not as smooth as cascade 220 but still real pleasant to knit with. Good feel, at least in my uneducated opinion.  Very intense colors, btw. Not sure if that shows up in the pics.

For those of you who are chicken about trying cables, don't be. Monsterous easy they are, yes yes. If I can do it, you can too. Grin

Coooooofffffffeeee!!!! Yes, still on that caffiene high, yep, definitely.

And here is a closeup of the cables since I know you were all on the edge of your seats waiting for this very image.
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2005 07:48:33 PM »

oo very nice. the cables look very *even* (not all stretched out like they sometimes get when you are crossing them over)

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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2005 08:08:30 PM »

That hat is adorable.  And you're right, the color is quite vivid.  Lovely.

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2005 12:36:02 PM »

Very nice! Great hat Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2005 01:53:06 PM »

Nice work - very impressive! Smiley  I'm still trying to work my way up to doing cables....gotta learn to use circs first! 

« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2005 11:53:33 PM »

I just finished the hat. I added an extra section of the cable pattern. I was gonna give it to my boyfriend (we have already survived the curse of the knitted gift. we're ok) but it's a bit short, and he likes longer hats. I may just keep it for myself. I did it in cascade 220, cause I had some around. I like the color of yours. it is vibrant!

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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2005 12:29:19 AM »

I'm a slightly advanced beginner and I was terrified of doing cables.  Tried them, love them, they're so easy once you get over that "wow that looks hard" stage.

Super cool hat...I'm still waiting for my SnB Nation to come in at the bookstore  Cry

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