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gargoylelib
04-02-2008, 01:49 AM
Here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gargoylelib/2381455555/) is my first attempt at doing stranded colorwork combined
with cables. It is for a Harry Potter swap I'm in, hence the
color combination :wink: It was definitely a challenge but
I've got alot of ideas and plan to do some more colored cables!

Libbie :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gargoylelib/2381455555/

shadowmichael
04-02-2008, 02:12 AM
Libbie that's goregous!! I love the black and gold. I can't wait until I get up to that level of knitting!

VERY nice :)

Debkcs
04-02-2008, 02:55 AM
Great color work, was it difficult?

WandaT
04-02-2008, 07:14 AM
Wow!! VERY cool!

Skater
04-02-2008, 09:04 AM
Wow, impressive!
The idea of colored cables scare me and intrigues me at the same time.
How many bobbins did you use?

dustinac
04-02-2008, 09:06 AM
:happydance: it looks great!!

gargoylelib
04-02-2008, 09:48 AM
Great color work, was it difficult?

Yes and no....:) It was a bit fiddly keeping the floats loose and
the cable crossings correct but I wouldn't say it was really hard,
just time consuming. I'd definitely recommend having a few cabled
pieces and stranded colorwork pieces under your belt before
combining them just so you feel comfortable with all the techniques
involved.

Wow, impressive!
The idea of colored cables scare me and intrigues me at the same time.
How many bobbins did you use?

The center panel and border were knit seperately so I only needed
the 2 balls of yarn. The center panel could have been done using
intarsia but to help it match the thickness of the cabled edging
I went ahead and stranded it as well. Stranding the colors on the
cables didn't add as much bulk as I though but I guess because
cables distort the fabric and make it thicker anyway, you don't
really notice the additional color strands.

I'm planning to do a lap blanket in colors more to my taste using
this technique but I have a feeling it will take quite some time
to get done!

Libbie :)

Abbily
04-02-2008, 09:59 AM
Holy moly, that's amazing! Great job! :)

dawnk777
04-02-2008, 10:14 AM
Wow, that's gorgeous! Great job!

gatorjade
04-02-2008, 07:46 PM
You did such a great job! :yay: I aspire to reach your skill level!

auburnchick
04-02-2008, 08:46 PM
Wow!!! That's beautiful!!!!

TheGoldenKnitch
04-02-2008, 08:58 PM
That is so cool!!

Pjusken
04-02-2008, 09:37 PM
Wow that's amazing! Oh my I have to learn how to do that!

Lima
04-03-2008, 08:43 AM
that's goregous!!:inlove:

newamy
04-03-2008, 11:53 PM
That is a remarkable piece of knitting. Amazing!! :cheering:
I cannot believe that it is your first attempt. I looks really elegant.

I can just picture that technique using really lustrous yarns to create a very chic look to a pillow.

scout52
04-04-2008, 01:04 AM
That is just so lovely!!!!!! what a great job you did!!!

chesagrey
04-04-2008, 10:43 PM
Terrific, it's inspiring to see things like this, keeps me going for more challenging projects. not up to this one yet! But great
Kat

mks22300
04-05-2008, 12:54 AM
It looks awesome Libbie!