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Rorshach
05-17-2005, 09:33 PM
Was knitting along and finished one of the squares for my afghan, and figured I didn't want to start another one. So I decided to try a Staghorn cable. One small problem, no cable needle. Anyway, figured I didn't want to wait until I got home to practice, so picked up a ball point pen with a plastic shaft and used IT for the cable needle, and it worked and am now done with the staghorn...

in case anybody is wondering Staghorn cable is knitted on a background of Reverse St st, and goes like this:

*
1) K4, C4B, C4F, K4
2) Purl
3) K2, C4B, K4, C4F, K2
4) Purl
5) C4B, K8, C4F
6) Purl
Repeat from *

No pic that I can post, but you can view pretty much what staghorn looks like here: http://threads.kgraff.net/hat2_2004.shtml#staghorn
you'll have to scroll down a little to see it, it's attached to a couple of needles.

ekgheiy
05-17-2005, 09:37 PM
Any pics? :oops:

carollovesyarn
05-17-2005, 11:12 PM
oooh, I like that cable and now I have threads bookmarked and i want the book she mentions. THANKS ALOT! :lol: Yet more stuff to read and try. ;)

Carol

brendajos
05-17-2005, 11:22 PM
hehehehe.....she.... :P

carollovesyarn
05-17-2005, 11:24 PM
the 'she' at threads... ;)

brendajos
05-17-2005, 11:39 PM
oooooooooh look at you ruinin' my giggle...lol

Stonington
05-18-2005, 07:36 AM
When I saw the bored at work I had to read this lol. 6:45 am and I am at work early .... I have a question... (very newbie knitter here, working up the nerve to try cables! lol) what is C4B and C4F? :oops: Thanks! anne
:sunny: ps thanks to you all for keeping me company at work!

Was knitting along and finished one of the squares for my afghan, and figured I didn't want to start another one. So I decided to try a Staghorn cable. One small problem, no cable needle. Anyway, figured I didn't want to wait until I got home to practice, so picked up a ball point pen with a plastic shaft and used IT for the cable needle, and it worked and am now done with the staghorn...

in case anybody is wondering Staghorn cable is knitted on a background of Reverse St st, and goes like this:

*
1) K4, C4B, C4F, K4
2) Purl
3) K2, C4B, K4, C4F, K2
4) Purl
5) C4B, K8, C4F
6) Purl
Repeat from *

No pic that I can post, but you can view pretty much what staghorn looks like here: http://threads.kgraff.net/hat2_2004.shtml#staghorn
you'll have to scroll down a little to see it, it's attached to a couple of needles.

KellyK
05-18-2005, 07:41 AM
That is the cabling part of the pattern... "cable 4 fwd" or "cable 4 back"

Amy has some GREAT videos on cabling on the "advanced" page!

Stonington
05-18-2005, 07:58 AM
Thanks Kelly! :cheering: I went into the abbreviations.... will take a look at the video.. all of her others are great! Thanks Amy! :notworthy:

kgraff
12-06-2009, 08:49 AM
Hi, glad you found the photo useful.

Kathy



No pic that I can post, but you can view pretty much what staghorn looks like here: http://threads.kgraff.net/hat2_2004.shtml#staghorn
you'll have to scroll down a little to see it, it's attached to a couple of needles.

AngelaR
12-06-2009, 12:51 PM
I love that pattern and this came just as my daughter came home complaining that someone had taken her old cap. I can whip this up today and have her ears warm and cozy at the bus stop tomorrow.

Thanks so much for sharing that delightful pattern.http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs49/f/2009/210/0/8/_cheer__by_SmilingMuffin.gif

malama25
12-06-2009, 01:08 PM
Very thrifty use of a pen. That Staghorn Cable Pattern is beautiful. I am a sucker for cables and I have not seen that specific cable pattern before. Thanks I have been inspired by it to make a gift for a friend. :happydance: Thanks a bunch!