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Newbie2Knitting
01-10-2009, 07:58 PM
I'm making myself a pair of Urban Necessity (http://www.subwayknitter.com/uphtml/urban%20necessity.pdf)glittens and on the cap there is a simple cable design. I'm planning on felting these to a degree and I wonder if, after felting, the design will be visible so I'm coming to the experts. WWYD?

Sknitter56
01-10-2009, 08:14 PM
I'm doing a Cleo Clutch that's cabled and felted. It will work, but your cables won't be a pronounced.

Sknitter56
01-10-2009, 08:27 PM
I couldn't find my pattern that I'm working on, but here's one of slippers that are cabled and felted.

http://knittinghistory.typepad.com/knitting_history/files/cable_guy_slippers.pdf

heatherg23
01-10-2009, 09:04 PM
I asked someone the same question and they told me that they would have to be a large cable for it to show well.

I'm going to try that one of these days.

Newbie2Knitting
01-10-2009, 09:47 PM
I asked someone the same question and they told me that they would have to be a large cable for it to show well.

That's exactly why I wondered about this. It's a very tiny cable, just a combo of C2F & C2B that eventually forms a diamond pattern, something like this:

XXX\XXXX/XXX
XXXX\XX/XXXX
XXXXX\/XXXXX

and so on until the diamond is created. Here's (http://www.subwayknitter.com/uphtml/chart%20glove.pdf) a link to the chart so you'll have a better idea.

Freyja
01-11-2009, 01:23 AM
I think if you don't do to much felting it shows better. Here is a cable purse (http://sheknits7.blogspot.com/2007/07/new-design-bowling-bag-with-cabled.html) Sharon felted(just a little) and the cable shows up great. Lighter and brighter also seems to show better.

gargoylelib
01-11-2009, 04:41 AM
Here is a bag with that is cabled and then felted:

http://shop.interweave.com/store/Celtic-Tote-P401C26.aspx?AFID=12

These cables stand out so well because a contrasting yarn was used to embroider around the cables. Something you could consider if you really want the cable pattern to "pop" after felting :)

Libbie

Newbie2Knitting
01-11-2009, 09:11 AM
I never thought about embroidering around it - that's a fabulous idea. Thanks everyone; I'm gonna go ahead w/the design. :)

rachael72knitter
01-11-2009, 11:13 AM
Unless it's a big chunky knit with a large cable, I don't think I would do it.