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G J
04-07-2013, 04:32 PM
Oh my....I'm making Amused (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/GinaKnits/amused)(again) but continuing the cable past the join and I messed up AT the join:wall:...about three cable turns back (these are reversible cables).....I've never fixed reversible cables before and the last time I fixed cables was years ago and I had my extremely talented niece help me. Heaven hep me!:pray:

GrumpyGramma
04-07-2013, 04:58 PM
This video (http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=fixing+a+cable+mistake+in+knitting&view=detail&mid=21BE6B9E22F113FB47FE21BE6B9E22F113FB47FE&first=0&FORM=NVPFVR&qpvt=fixing+a+cable+mistake+in+knitting) shows a cable fix. It's from this thread (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=112753&highlight=cables) and in post #8 ArtLady shows how she did a fix. HTH Best of luck to you!

salmonmac
04-07-2013, 05:57 PM
My best advice is vigilence. I ladder back to fix cables if at all possible so if I keep constant watch after every twist, I limit the damage. Very pretty sweater (no wonder you're repeating the pattern) and nicely done reversible cables.

G J
04-07-2013, 11:29 PM
Got it fixed! YAY!!! Took just over an hour, and now it's good, with only a few loose-looking stitches on one row. I'm trying to pull those through to even out the stitches.:cheering:

GrumpyGramma
04-08-2013, 12:17 AM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Jan in CA
04-08-2013, 01:08 AM
Yay!! :thumbsup:

salmonmac
04-08-2013, 05:55 AM
Whew! so glad that worked. It does take time but it seems like such a triumph to finally get it all fixed. Don't worry too much about the loose sts. They'll work themselves into the sts on either side.

MoniDew
04-08-2013, 11:41 AM
Oh, that sounds painfully familiar! Been there, done that! LOL! Here's the report on my "fix". Oops! Zigged when I should have Zagged! (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=94371&highlight=zigged)

GrumpyGramma
04-08-2013, 01:22 PM
I've yet to screw up cables but when I get to them these tips will be much appreciated and in the meantime, I can apply and practice what I've learned on other, simpler stitch patterns. I love the way questions I didn't even think to ask get answered here!