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Old 12-07-2007, 12:04 PM   #6
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I think cable needles are highly overrated, especially the ones shaped like a J. They're fine for holding the stitches aside while you work the crossover, but a plain dpn makes it much easier to slip those stitches back onto the regular needle without wrestling them past the J-curve. For that matter, many people don't bother with cable needles at all, unless the cables are very wide or the yarn very slippery.

How-to:
http://www.grumperina.com/cables.htm

http://wendyknits.net/knit/cablelesson.htm
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