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ArtLady1981
10-27-2007, 01:25 PM
Hi!:waving:
If you mis-cross a cable...and discover it many, many, many repeats later...you will be tempted to leave it AS IS...unless you are like me...in which case...YOU JUST GOTTA FIX it somehow. There are methods of fixing mis-crossed cables that involve cutting the yarn in the mis-cross area...not under discussion here.
I mis-crossed a cable in the CUFF of a sleeve...and didn't discover it til the whole dang sweater was seamed!
Here is what I did to fix it...by 'HIDING IT". I took the same yarn...and applied 'lazy-daisy' duplicate stitches over top of the right-leaning cable...it should gone left-leaning! Here is a photo (my pencil is pointing to the duplicate stitches) of the "fix"! Can you tell it was ever mis-crossed??

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2112/1777448892_41aa491d0f_m.jpg

And, here is a photo of the pullover and me. Easy to see why I wouldn't want to frog back and fix the cuff that way! Even if I had discovered it before seaming! Well anyhoo...I hope 'this remedy' can help you sometime. It may not work in all cases of mis-crosses...but it did for me with this simple, less complex mis-cross.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2339/1776758757_ecd51031c9_m.jpg

cindycactus
10-27-2007, 01:30 PM
That is one beautiful sweater!! And I am amazed at your solution. Wonderful job.:inlove:

Slim
10-27-2007, 01:32 PM
Wow, that's amazing! I can't tell there was ever a mistake! Thanks for posting -- I'm sure it will come in handy at some point. Btw, that sweater is absolutely stunning, and you look lovely in it.

Mariblue
10-27-2007, 01:41 PM
That is such a beautiful sweater!
I mis-crossed a cable once on my first irish hiking scarf. I decided to see if I could fix it by cutting, and it worked fine, but I think next time I will try your way! Much less stressful (without the cutting!)

ArtLady1981
10-27-2007, 02:17 PM
That is such a beautiful sweater!
I mis-crossed a cable once on my first irish hiking scarf. I decided to see if I could fix it by cutting, and it worked fine, but I think next time I will try your way! Much less stressful (without the cutting!)

Amen to that! Cutting steeks is enough stress! It goes against the grain, doesn't it??? :pout:

Jan in CA
10-27-2007, 02:17 PM
I can't tell at all! Excellent job! It's a gorgeous sweater!

stirsmommy
10-27-2007, 02:23 PM
Wow that is a wonderful sweater. The tip will probably turn out to be quite useful if I ever try something like that. I love the colour too.

lauraknits
10-28-2007, 12:15 AM
Brilliant!!!

Knitting_Guy
10-28-2007, 12:29 AM
Nice, but what the heck are lazy-daisy duplicate stitches?

MaleKnitter
10-28-2007, 02:31 AM
My Father would probably say something along the lines of "just dont make the mistake in the first place, then you wont have to correct it later" but for those of us who are human and DO make little mistakes we have to think of creative solutions for them.
That was a good idea and I can not tell that there ever was a mis-crossed cable to begin with.
good job

ArtLady1981
10-28-2007, 03:06 AM
Nice, but what the heck are lazy-daisy duplicate stitches?

Hi Mason!

It is an embroidery stitch...commonly used to create the petals of a daisy! HERE (http://inaminuteago.com/stitchdict/stitch/chain-detach.html)is a link for directions! I googled embroidery stitches...and this neat "embroidery dictionary/tutorial" was available...called:

Sharon b's Dictionary of Stitches for Hand Embroidery and Needlework

AngMac
10-28-2007, 08:42 AM
What a gorgeous sweater! Great job. I couldn't even tell where you the error was. You did a great job coming up with an easy solution. :yay:

Spikey
10-28-2007, 12:45 PM
Great idea! You can't tell at all.:cheering:

Knitting_Guy
10-28-2007, 08:08 PM
Hi Mason!

It is an embroidery stitch...commonly used to create the petals of a daisy! HERE (http://inaminuteago.com/stitchdict/stitch/chain-detach.html)is a link for directions! I googled embroidery stitches...and this neat "embroidery dictionary/tutorial" was available...called:

Sharon b's Dictionary of Stitches for Hand Embroidery and Needlework

Oooooh, ok. Thanks. That might come in handy some time.

Waenara
10-29-2007, 12:40 PM
This reminds me of a post on the Yarn Harlot's blog: http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2006/06/20/all_is_not_lost.html

She shows how to fix a mis-crossed cable by frogging the incorrect stitches in the cable and re-knitting, and if it would be too complicated to do that, she also shows how you can use duplicate stitch to "correct" the cable.

ArtLady1981
10-29-2007, 04:36 PM
This reminds me of a post on the Yarn Harlot's blog: http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2006/06/20/all_is_not_lost.html

She shows how to fix a mis-crossed cable by frogging the incorrect stitches in the cable and re-knitting, and if it would be too complicated to do that, she also shows how you can use duplicate stitch to "correct" the cable.

Thanks for the link to yarnharlot's remedy choices! I have corrected mis-crossed cables like she suggested...by frogging down to the mis-crosses, and crocheting my way back up. But, when your error is way too far down...ya just can't do it. And, this method of fixing a mis-cross is touchy. Ya have to really concentrate on what you're doing.

I see that she also subscribes to the "duplicate stitch" to fix or "mask" the error...although her method is not as invisible as mine. She has those two "bumps" at the base of the first two lazy-daisy stitches. I think I got around that by weaving in the base of my base stitches. I didn't anchor them with that bump.

THANKS AGAIN for the link!

Sharly
10-29-2007, 04:57 PM
Awesome solution, awesome sweater!! I'll try to keep this in mind, as I just started cabling!! Thanks!!