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Old 08-31-2012, 09:29 AM   #1
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Cable needle?
I am getting ready to start a baby blanket that has C4B cable in it. Am I able to just us a dpn as a cable needle, or do i really need to get an actual cable needle?

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Old 08-31-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
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You can use a dpn, a skewer, chopstick, opened paperclip - anything fairly straight and short and smaller than the needles you're using.
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That's what I was thinking, but i'm getting to leave for a long weekend so i thought i'd better be sure before I'm miles away from any walmart, hobby lobby or lys!

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Old 08-31-2012, 09:58 AM   #4
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You can even cross sts for a cable without a cable needle:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/pl...a-cable-needle
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:19 AM   #5
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I have cable needles, but I find using a dpn is much easier for me. So yes, a dpn is a good choice.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:35 PM   #6
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If its a smaller cable I don't even use a cable needle. I do have a short straight one like DPN though for bigger ones.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:56 AM   #7
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I do cables without a cable needle. You can use a bobby pin also.
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