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Old 07-22-2005, 08:46 PM   #1
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cable w/o a cable needle. Is there a video of this some-
where?

I'm planning to make a Alpaca scarf and hat pattern with a single cable from top to bottom of scarf & hat and wanted to learn this technique.

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Old 07-22-2005, 08:56 PM   #2
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Well from what I could see, there wasn't a video on that, but you might be interested in making your own cable needle, which Amy does have a video for. it's under the "Basic Techniques" then "and more".
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Do you mean when you twist two stitches?

Or this? www.wendyjohnson.net/knit/cabling.htm
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I posted a few links a while ago about cables without a cable needle... you might try searching for that on KH. I don't remember if there was video or not, BUT there was some nice pictures and good descriptions. I do small cables w/o a cable needle b/c my cats think cable needles are for them to steal and hide (just like all my other knitting stuff)
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Old 07-24-2005, 11:46 AM   #5
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I saw something on knitty gritty about cabling and the woman doing the demo didn't use a cable needle. I couldn't seem to figure out which show it was, but I did find the video from the Aran show, and it shows her using a regular DNP for the cables instead of a cable needle.
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I alway use a dpn for my cable needle. The link I put up there shows the woman doing a cable without a needle, but she is basically sliding stitches off her needle and holding them with her thumb. I have done that in a pinch, but would rather have the security of some kind of needle. I once used a pen top, and when I was a teen without access to a needle, I used a pencil.
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One time I use a chopstick as a stitch holder while I was working some other stitches.

But then I am sure many a knitter has used what ever they have around when called for.

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Thank you all for your help, ideas. All R appreciated



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Old 07-24-2005, 01:25 PM   #9
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Cableless cables
Try one of these:

http://bagateller.tripod.com/tips/cable.html

http://www.grumperina.com/rightcable.htm

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

http://www.diynet.com/diy/na_knittin...594971,00.html
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All the pictures of cabling w/o a cable needle were excellen
DIY sites photographs were tiny, but ALL the rest were great. I think I can handle it. (I'm a hands on learner) I've been knitting for 20-30 years, but I'm usually a cold weather knitter until now.

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