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Old 01-07-2013, 01:59 PM   #11
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I am doing my first cables EVER, and it is a hold one in front, knit two, then knit the first stitch, then the opposite with hold in back

I'm no pro when it comes to cables but if he is only holding one stitch in front then knitting shouldn't he just knit one then knit one from the cable needle?

C1F would mean slip on on the cable hold in front knit one then knit one off the cable needle
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:19 PM   #12
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It's k2, k1 from cn, a lot of cables use 3 stitches.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:03 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Antares View Post
I like using the bamboo DPNs. Then I can just knit right off the DPN, but anything that's grabby and about the right size will work.
That's what I use as well. Since I started doing Magic Loop nearly exclusively, my poor Crystal Palace DPNs started collecting dust. But I do use them when cabling on socks. I use the Clover plastic ones for larger knits.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:02 PM   #14
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I've never used an honest to bob cable needle, I just use bamboo DPNs that are close to the same size as the needles I'm using. No fuss, no muss, just slip on, knit off.

I did read somewhere that a lady got in a bind and used a golf tee to hold the stitches she was cabling. But it seems like you'd have to put them back on the LH needle before you could knit them, and ... well that just seems like time you don't need to spend. Plus a golf tee is only going to work up to about a US 8 or so, so if you're using needles much bigger than that it won't work. Or... much smaller either I suppose.
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If you inserted the tee from the left to right of the sts you need to slip, you could just knit off the tee itself. Actually anything smaller than the working needle size will work, opened paperclips are fine, even if you're using bulky yarn. If you're using smaller than 6s, some things like the tee, or chopsticks might be too large.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:58 AM   #16
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what's a DPN?
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:28 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by DavidSydney63 View Post
what's a DPN?
Double Pointed Needle. I find them as easy as anything to use for cables. One one end, off the other, Bob's your uncle, there's your twist!
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