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Maria2009
10-19-2007, 01:47 PM
Hi,I'm new here and also in knitting but i love it:knitting:but i want try cable knitting but i need a needle and also i need gauge too.something like this one.

http://www.wists.com/Maria2009/7a10381ebcfcf1f717502412b39edc6f?offset=0

cranberry
10-19-2007, 01:56 PM
In the mean time...

you don't actually need one of those, and in fact many people think that little window is not accurate. (Maggie Righetti, for example)

All you have to do is cast on a number of stitches, knit a large enough swatch, and measure with a ruler. If you know it's supposed to be 20 sts for 4 inches from the pattern, and your piece is like 7 inches wide, then you know you're off.

For a cable needle you can use lots of things. You don't need a special one. Even a tiny pencil might work. Be creative. I don't even care for most of them, and the Knitpicks one is on backorder. :)

G J
10-19-2007, 05:29 PM
You can get a needle sizer (if that's what you need) at Hobby Lobby for a couple of bucks. Knit Picks also carries nice ones. (see the ad above!)

Maria2009
10-19-2007, 06:44 PM
I'm in Iceland so it's hard for me to get anything here in my village and if i can it cost an arm and a leg,but i will look at knit picks and see what they have,thank you:)

msmelody
10-20-2007, 03:18 AM
Any idea of what shipping is from England to Iceland? I can get it for you then send it to you if it would not be to expensive.

Maria2009
10-20-2007, 06:08 AM
I don't think shipping is much if you just mail it as a letter,these things are not so big.

msmelody
10-20-2007, 07:12 AM
I would be willing to get it for you, please let me know how you would like to pay for it.

Maria2009
10-20-2007, 10:13 AM
you got pm:)