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photolady
12-20-2007, 06:25 PM
I'm trying to knit this cable pattern, and it's so tight on the needles
that I'm about to give up.

http://www.knitpicks.com/Waves+Scarf_PD50584220.html

It looks pretty, but, slipping twelve sts to the cable needle is a bit
much to do, plus, it leaves a huge hole.

Does anyone have a nice cable pattern, one that uses less sts on the cable needle?

rox_on2
12-21-2007, 12:35 AM
That's a fine looking scarf for sure! I'm trying to produce Silvers revesible scarf (a thread in it's self lol)

Her scarf has shorter cables 4 st. You might check it out.

wednesday
12-21-2007, 04:29 AM
I tried the waves pattern too, but with the wrong yarn :waah:

I think I will try it again but it has to be a bulky yarn and knit fairly loosely I think to work out right. I thought I had paid attention to the gauge but obviously didn't ....my fault.

I do love the look of the sample given so as soon as I have a couple of pieces finished, I will shop for the right yarn

Mirl56
12-21-2007, 08:00 AM
I'm doing silver's reversible scarf right now for a Christmas gift - but I want to do one like that wave one for me soon.

I recently finished the cabled dog sweater on Knitty - it uses a similar all over cable though it isn't reversible and is only 2 stitches being moved to the cable needle so it's not so tight. I'm a little bit concrened about cableing so many stitches as called for in the wave scarf. Not sure what yarn will be best, I want something really really soft. I think bigger needles then called for might help, too.

Hoping, too, to hear from someone else who has made a similar scarf.

photolady
12-22-2007, 09:39 AM
I can't link to silver's, for some reason. where might I find it?

photolady
12-22-2007, 09:41 AM
I tried the waves pattern too, but with the wrong yarn :waah:



I don't think there IS a right yarn! putting 12 stitches on a cable needle is a bit much. I'd love to know if anyone has actually succeeded in making this sweater. And, how they did that!
It got so tight on my needles that I gave up.

suzeeq
12-22-2007, 09:41 AM
Here ya go - http://www.cometosilver.com/patterns/palindrome.htm

photolady
12-22-2007, 09:43 AM
II'm a little bit concrened about cableing so many stitches as called for in the wave scarf.

That was my problem, so MANY stitches for a cable!! It became too tight. And, the hole that's typical of cable patts was pretty big.

It's a pretty pattern, but, I'm wondering what the trick is? Like you said, soft yarn sounds like the answer.

photolady
12-22-2007, 04:47 PM
Here ya go - http://www.cometosilver.com/patterns/palindrome.htm

Oooo! Very nice! What does C8F mean? Cable 8 front?

That looks a lot easier than this stupid waves scarf.
Is it easy to make?:)

suzeeq
12-22-2007, 06:17 PM
Yes, a cable over 8 sts; put 4 on the cable needle, hold in front.

Mirl56
01-03-2008, 11:28 AM
Just checking back to see if anyone has had any success with the Waves Scarf pattern yet.

I've found these 2 similar - they don't cable as wide as the wave does. I'm test-swatching each and they are both looking nice.

http://fireflowerknits.wordpress.com/2007/10/23/reversible-cabled-brioche-stitch-scarf/
http://d-made.com/knitting/patterns/Steam_scarf.pdf

I guess I will take some more time to swatch the Waves pattern before I decide which to use. If I end up doing the Wave, I don't think I'lll make it as wide as they have it - it looks more like a shaw then a scarf.

Knit4Fun
01-06-2008, 10:56 PM
I love the Wave scarf...but seeing as how the Palindrome scarf itself with only 4 cables to the front is coming out pretty tight...I think I'll stick with that one. Cables aren't tough to do, but they sure do get tight fast.

nuknitter
01-10-2008, 01:07 AM
Yah, these huge cables are waaaay tough on the hands. Started it last year, put it down even tho' I'm almost done with mine - it's all in storage right now as I just moved. I'll get full action shots once it's done.

Yarn: Moda Dea's Tweedle Dea, bulky, acrylic/wool blend
Needles: US 15

I think I went up a few sizes in the needles, to get a much more pliable fabric - and to actually be able to do the dang cables. This turned it into a wrap, which I'm cool with.

I think this would be amazing in a mohair on really big needles - airy, you know? And way easier in the cabling department.