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Old 04-13-2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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trying to master the cable stitch lol
I got bored of knitting squares so I am making a bag for myself and I just learnt how to cable! I think i made an error somewhere but its ok the bag is for me so I dont care. but what y'all think?
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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Excellent! Cables are way easier than they look.
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:47 PM   #3
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Terrific! It looks really good.
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Good for you, branching out on your knitting skills!

BTW, I've learned from experience that cables are "crossed" once per six rows, not more or they become too scrunched.

So like Rows 1, 2, 3, 4 are plain rows....Row 5 (RS facing) is cabling....Row 6 is plain knitting. Repeat Rows 1-6.

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Old 04-13-2013, 06:39 PM   #5
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Excellent! Cables are way easier than they look.
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Terrific! It looks really good.
Does it really look OK? Really?
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It does look okay! It looks like you crossed your cables differently, but that is often done to make them opposite. Now will come the practice of working each one the same way you did the first time.

As Artlady pointed out cables are usually crossed only 6 rows or so. However, I've seen them crossed every row or couple rows as well for a tighter looking twist. See which one you like best for your project.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:23 PM   #7
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I want to try my hand at knitting cables. :-)
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I want to try my hand at knitting cables. :-)
It looks so complicated and impressive, but it's deceptively easy! It takes some practice, but you can do it.
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Thanks! I bought a couple of cabling needles awhile back. :-)
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Do try it out because of the reasons Jan gave. You'll find a cable needle that you prefer so it's good to try different ones especially to begin or you may prefer not to use a cable needle at all! That doesn't work for me so I stick with a J-shaped cable needle.
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