View Full Version : Holes in my cables, help

01-11-2008, 08:25 PM
Hey guys, I am hoping someone can help me. I am making my first sweater with this pattern
The cable has a crossing that is c12b, c12b, so that is 2 large cables in a row in bulky yarn. When I knit this crossing I get a gap between them, it is only truly noticeable when stretched, but I am worried that when I block it that they will show up more. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a solution? Thanks in advance!
This is it unstreatched

01-11-2008, 10:06 PM
I don't think there's anything really wrong. The stitches are going in opposite directions at that point under tension from the cable, so they'll separate like that. I don't think blocking will make it worse since the cables pull in on themselves as they do when it's not being stretched now.

01-12-2008, 02:18 AM
I just finished my first cabled piece and found I was having the same problem. But I "fixed" it [the hole didn't show up anywhere near as much] by making sure that the stitches where the hole would be were pulled really tight. Once it's off the needle, that stitch will loosen up so it didn't throw off the pattern, but was still tight enough that no noticeable hole showed up when stretched.