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Nanaof6
06-15-2009, 06:21 PM
Is it the same as a normal cable shown here in the video?

blueygh2
06-15-2009, 07:15 PM
Never heard of that, and google isn't of help either, so I'm at a total loss. What would a faux cable be? Something imitating a cable without being a cable???
What would that be?

Oh, that reminds me of a scarf, falling waters I think it was called, it used very easy stitches, never cable stitches, but produced a somewhat cabled look. Maybe it's that.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25917926@N06/2856085022/in/set-72157607280888646/

here you can see it. It's a lacy pattern

Nanaof6
06-15-2009, 07:22 PM
All I know is you don't use a cable need and it's is also called a Mock Cable?:shrug:

Don't know if that's right though. I was hoping someone would know for sure.

Always wanting to learn more about knitting.

Sknitter56
06-15-2009, 07:37 PM
I've got the Vogue Stitchionary for Knit and Purl and there's a pattern in there for a mini cable that doesn't use a cable needle, but looks like a cable. Would that might be it?

Sknitter56
06-15-2009, 07:44 PM
Here's what it looks like:

suzeeq
06-15-2009, 09:32 PM
It looks like it may be a variation of a twisted stitch. You would knit into the 2nd st on the left needle, then into the first. If there's 3 sts involved, you'd knit into the 2nd and the 3rd, then into the 1st one. Probably.

Nanaof6
06-15-2009, 09:38 PM
That's cool! I like the texture look of it. I have to try that suzeeq (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/member.php?u=13138).

suzeeq
06-15-2009, 10:37 PM
I just realized the picture that Sknitter56 posted has the 3rd st knit first, from the front. Then you'd knit the 1st and 2nd sts.

margz3
06-16-2009, 09:06 AM
Here is a link to how to produce the mini cable that Sknitter references:

http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=277&language=En

suzeeq
06-16-2009, 10:20 AM
Ahhh, great, that's the exact stitch. And it's done just like I thought.

margz3
06-17-2009, 11:50 AM
Ahhh, great, that's the exact stitch. And it's done just like I thought.

That's cuz you are SO good!! :cheering:

suzeeq
06-17-2009, 01:52 PM
I don't always figure them out though...