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rox_on2
12-17-2007, 10:18 PM
I'm getting ready to knit Silver's reversible cable scarf.
I am totally geeked doing the reversible cable but a lil apprehensive if I can understand C8F.

Is anyone familiar with this stitch? I can't remember if I ever did any cable work so this could all be new. But I am determined.:woohoo:


Thanks
Roxy :hug:

BinkyKat
12-17-2007, 10:29 PM
I just finished the hat
1 The C8F means when you get to that point, you put 4 stitches to your cable needle, lay it forward, knit the next 4, then knit the 4 on the cable needle and go onto your pattern from there. Laying them forward then knitting them after is what makes the twist effect.:thumbsup:
Does that help? What is confusing you?
Once you get going, you jones for the next cable to come up!:teehee:

rox_on2
12-17-2007, 10:54 PM
Thanks Binkykat!
Yes that really helped a lot! I guess the only part that is confusing is how is it different from regular (not reversible) cable.

kristinw
12-17-2007, 11:25 PM
Actually it is different in this pattern. This is from the pattern: C8F: Slip 4 sts to a cable needle and hold to front, K2, P2, then K2, P2 (http://www.cometosilver.com/patterns/palindrome.htm) from the cable needle. The purls are what make it reversible and are the key to the pattern.

rox_on2
12-17-2007, 11:42 PM
Thanks Kristin! I'll tell you what, it's gonna take this whole community to make this scarf =D

Thank you

suzeeq
12-18-2007, 12:27 AM
It's doing the cables in ribbing instead of stockinette that makes them reversible, otherwise it's just the same.

rox_on2
12-18-2007, 12:28 AM
ok, am I reading this pattern right?
it says to do 4 rows K2, P2 b4 I do the cable row?

seems a little far apart. Is that right?

suzeeq
12-18-2007, 12:31 AM
That's fine. Most cable patterns have the same number of rows as there are sts in the cable. I like them longer so do 2 more rows between cables.

rox_on2
12-18-2007, 12:45 AM
thanks for the prompt reply! I will get it once I see the pattern.

So you're saying 4 rows is a standard pace with a 4 stitch cable, but if you want a longer cable effect, add a row or 2 to the off cable stitched rows?

rox_on2
12-18-2007, 01:17 AM
I get it! It's working....yay!

Thank you all so much!

rox_on2
12-18-2007, 01:35 PM
Well I ripped it out :frog:
My cables were too tight. After I had three cable rows I could tell it was gonna be too tight.
So, I will try it again and go looser on the cables.

Thanks all of you so much! I learned soooooo much!
But now the holiday crunch is upon me and I gotta get busy shopping.

I can't wait to get back to my knitting!

Y'all are awesome!

Roxy :hug:

suzeeq
12-18-2007, 04:52 PM
You might also try spacing them further apart, every 6th row instead of every 4th row.

BinkyKat
12-18-2007, 09:45 PM
Actually it is different in this pattern. This is from the pattern: C8F: Slip 4 sts to a cable needle and hold to front, K2, P2, then K2, P2 (http://www.cometosilver.com/patterns/palindrome.htm) from the cable needle. The purls are what make it reversible and are the key to the pattern.
Oh, yeah, woopsie...k2p2 not knit them like I stated. Thanks for the save!:teehee:

rox_on2
12-19-2007, 10:51 AM
I think I will try spacing them like you sugest Sue. I think my yarn is a bit bulkier than recomended.
Thanks for all the awesome tips! :)

Sanibelle
12-19-2007, 12:49 PM
Usually I go up a needle size or 2 when I do cables. For instance, I just made this same scarf - the yarn called for a size 10 needle and I used a 10.5

Just a suggeston....

rox_on2
12-20-2007, 01:17 AM
I may do that also. Thanks Sanibelle.