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« on: December 15, 2009 10:26:40 AM »

So I'm knitting/crocheting family members throws for x-mas....man was I high when I thought that up? It's quite time-consuming, but since I live in FL, there's not a high demand for scarves, hats, and other various knitted accessories, so I thought throws. First up is a cabled throw I made for my parents in dark brown acrylic yarn.

and a close up of the cable pattern

And for my boyfriend's mother...I thought I picked an easier pattern, but I can honestly say if I never use speed stix again I'll be ecstatic. I would rather impale myself with one than ever knit with them again.

thanks for looking! (2 down...2 to go)

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009 10:58:22 AM »

That is very ambitious! But they look great, so it will be worth it.

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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009 11:26:09 AM »

thanks! I'm kicking myself for making the decision around Thanksgiving and not earlier so I had more time....but I'm working on through and hopefully everyone will appreciate the time and effort.  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009 01:51:58 PM »

They look fantastic! Wow, it took me years to finish a way smaller cabled project, you are an amazing knitter! What are speed stix?
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2009 05:05:39 PM »

They look fantastic! Wow, it took me years to finish a way smaller cabled project, you are an amazing knitter! What are speed stix?

Speed stix are the devil. They're ginormous knitting needles. I think they're like 50mm. I'm not a super speedy knitter by any means, but these just slowed down the process and I felt really clunky with them.

« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2009 12:28:27 PM »

Did you use a basic pattern you already had and just triple up on the strands with the stix to do the afghan? I just finished a few pillows and was trying to figure out how to make the same thing as an afghan.
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