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Old 11-05-2013, 06:24 PM   #1
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WIP - Boot Topper
I need something to keep jeans inside my boots and I've got enough yarn in this dye lot, I think it will be a perfect match. I did a 4X2 rib for about an inch and a half and switched to a needle two sizes larger for the cabling. This is the stitch pattern:

Close Woven Basket Lattice

I finally settled on the Magic Loop Method knitting with my Addi Turbos; every other row is cables, so I am using this technique, Crossing Cables without a Cable Needle

The yarn I'm using is this:

Patons Classic Merino Wool in a Dark Olive

The color in the picture seems washed out, going to need to ask DH.....again.....about camera settings.

Thanks for looking

ETA - I was inspired by a 'recipe' on ravelry.com, the site was down so I did not include the link. Although this project was knit in the round, the cable pattern did not continue around, which prompted me to find a similar stitch pattern and work it out to have the cables continuous without a break.
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:29 PM   #2
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Beautiful. I really like that stitch pattern. I'll have to save it to try when I've finished my socks...maybe on my sock tops even. Thanks!

I'm not stealing your idea, you're inspiring me. You wouldn't mind if the stitch pattern ended up on my socks I hope.
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Beautiful. I really like that stitch pattern. I'll have to save it to try when I've finished my socks...maybe on my sock tops even. Thanks!

I'm not stealing your idea, you're inspiring me. You wouldn't mind if the stitch pattern ended up on my socks I hope.
I would be flattered if you did Let me know if you decide to use the pattern for knitting in the round, there is one little trick.
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Oh, yeah, I was already thinking about converting to in the round. I'll gladly take any insights you may offer. You're now in a post in my blog thread. http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...66#post1389366 I'll probably put all my notes about it there. I was thinking the multiple of 6 + 2 might be just a multiple of 6 for in the round but haven't really looked at it yet. My faux flap heel is kind of getting all my brain power today.
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You're right, it is a multiple of six. I don't know if you've begun to work charts yet, this is the one I worked up for the Close-Woven Basket Lattice.

The diamonds in the chart represent purl stitches. The last two stitches on row 5 are 'lent' to the first cable stitch in row 6. This is the only thing I found to be a little tricky in working this stitch in the round.

RC is a right cross cable, the pattern refers to it as a back cross.

LC is a left cross cable, the pattern refers to it as a front cross.
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That will probably be my first chart. I'll look closely at it later. My mind went on vacation and left me behind. Maybe it will come back and I can manage to have a coherent thought in regards to chart reading. Thank you so much. You are absolutely wonderful!
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Oh it's very very nice! I love the lattice stitch! Great for your needs too!
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Neat stitch and I love the color!
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Very neatly done with lovely attention to detail. I especially like the way the lattice is growing out of the ribbing. These 4st cables are perfect to work without a cable needle. Looking forward to the finished toppers.
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Very pretty, Claire!
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