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Kirin
03-03-2006, 04:38 AM
Hi everyone

I think I'm ready to learn how to knit a cable (at least I hope I'm ready!) and I have watched the video on this helpful site.

Now I'd like to find the pattern for an afghan square with clear instructions for a square with two or three cables in it. The blocks I'm doing are 52 stitches wide.

I looked at some of the really great links to pages of dishcloth patterns, but didnt find anything that seemed simple enough for a sample of my first attempt at cables.

If you have a pattern that might work for this project, I would be SO happy if you would share it.

Thanks, and happy knitting!

sara_jayne
03-03-2006, 11:39 AM
Kirin -

I couldn't find anything that specifically for a set of 52 stiches, but you might be able to easily modify this pattern here (http://www.needlenook.on.ca/free/nn117.pdf). It calls for 24 stiches, so you could double the pattern and add an extra 2 knit stiches at the beginning and end. Not sure if that helps because you have to modify it!

You can also work with the Irish Hiking Scarf (http://www.helloyarn.com/irishhikingscarf.pdf) pattern. I haven't made this yet (it is on my list) but from what I understand it is a good first project. To make it 52 stiches you can just add on 5 knit stiches on both sides.

If these don't work you may want to see if you can find a book of stiches at your library like this one (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1855856298/sr=8-1/qid=1141400299/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-4556711-8901712?%5Fencoding=UTF8) it might have some basic cable patterns that you could use.

I hope this helps!
Good Luck -
Sara

Kirin
03-03-2006, 01:33 PM
Hello Sara

WOW! Your message and the links really help! I have to admit I didn't know there were books of knitting stitches, so now I know where to go for them.

The Irish Hiking Scarf looks like the right thing for my project. Thanks again.

sara_jayne
03-03-2006, 02:06 PM
Glad to be of help! Be sure to post pictures of your afghan when you are done - I'm sure it will look great!

I bought a book from Barnes & Noble of stiches and couldn't believe how much was in there! I use them to create different patterns for cat snuggles for local animal shelters - and it is a great way to learn new techniques without having to commit to a whole project.