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Old 08-25-2013, 05:59 PM   #1
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Oooh! Please help - first time cabler!
Hi all,
I'm a newbie here and in desperate need of help!

I'm trying to knit these socks as a Christmas present http://www.wooltrends.ca/freepattern...sp?pageCat=159
and have completed the first 16 rounds of the cable pattern, but it just doesn't look right!

By the image, it looks as though I should have small cables running all the way down the sock... but I have kind of wonky, bumpy lines on the outside of my sock and some small cables on the inside but they seem to end, or start, in a mish-mash of stitches where it looks like the knits and purls of each round haven't matched up.

I believe I'm doing the right number of stitches as I always end on the right stitch in each round... but I don't know what I'm doing wrong!

This is the first time I've worked with double pointed needles and was finding the process quite easy... apparently the pattern doesn't agree.

Does anyone have any suggestions before I give up?

Thank you!
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:05 PM   #2
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It sounds like you might be working on the inside of the sock instead of the outside, at least for part of your problem.

The two needles that you're working with should be closest to you and the other needles away from you, so that the 'right side' stitches are on the outside of the tube.

As for the other situation, it appears from what I can see in the picture that the cables aren't just straight down the sock, but interspersed with other stitches, so you may be doing it right, but all on the inside of the sock.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:12 PM   #3
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Hmm, you may be right, thanks.

So can I just turn the sock inside out (from the way it was) and continue or is it best to start again?
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:22 PM   #4
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If you turn them now and continue you'll have worked part of the pattern inside and part of the pattern outside, maybe. I think you need to finish as you started or start over, whichever works.
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It seems like it might work turning the right way and continuing... the purl stitches seem to match up

I do not know how this happened...!
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It seems like it might work turning the right way and continuing... the purl stitches seem to match up

I do not know how this happened...!
Knitting I side out is common with new knitters. Now you know.
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