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Old 04-29-2005, 12:53 PM   #11
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Actually used Plymouth Encore (20% wool/80% acrylic) because I had it handy. But I'm making the Irish Hiking Hat now for a friend who's moving to England out of a gray Paton wool and it is gorgeous. I'm going to make a matching scarf out of that too. But I like how it turned out in the Encore, and it feels pretty nice.
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Old 04-29-2005, 12:57 PM   #12
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Hmm....I have 4 balls of Plymouth Encore on hand, which I bought off eBay. I've been trying to decide what to make with it. How many balls did it take you? I've been itching to try my hand at cables ever since I saw them demonstrated on Knitty Gritty. I thought they'd be so hard, but watching the lady demonstrate them really took the fear out of it for me. :D
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Old 04-29-2005, 01:15 PM   #13
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I looked at your cable pattern, but it doesn't call for cable holders or any special equipment. Did that pattern happen with just ks and ps?
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Rennagayle - it took two skeins for the scarf. I knit it on size 8's. It was not as wide as they said it should be, but it doesn't really matter. The hat will only take one skein, I think.

The cables were really easy - once I quit trying to force getting all three on before I slid the other three off. Now if I can only grab one before sliding off and holding the first three, that's what I do. Then I grab the other two and then switch them. It helped me to stop gritting my teeth so hard! I may knit a bit on the tight side.
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Oop! just looked at it again and saw the directions. Gotta learn to read.
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Old 04-29-2005, 01:18 PM   #16
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Cheesiesmom - yep - all knit and purl. Then on the eighth row, you do the cable without a special cable needle. Sounds scary at first to pull those three stitches off ON PURPOSE, but it isn't! You hold them against the needle with your finger so you don't lose them.
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Old 04-29-2005, 04:52 PM   #17
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Now if I can only grab one before sliding off and holding the first three, that's what I do. Then I grab the other two and then switch them. It helped me to stop gritting my teeth so hard! I may knit a bit on the tight side.
Um...I'm sure once I actually attempt doing cables, that will all make sense to me.
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Old 04-30-2005, 12:23 PM   #18
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Sounds scary at first to pull those three stitches off ON PURPOSE, but it isn't! You hold them against the needle with your finger so you don't lose them.

Wait, I don't get what you're saying. You just let the 3 stitches hang by their lone, out in the air, off needles, waiting to be knit? Don't you use a dp or a cable holder to slip the 3 stitches to, knit the next 3 and then knit from the dp the 3 for the twist?

I've done cables before and they are really easy. It looks much more intimidating than it really is. (Except for that ultimate sweater someone posted awhile back. That was intimidating!) It's really simple to do considering it adds a lot of punch to an item. Lotsa bang for the buck, so to speak. I didn't read the directions to the scarf completely and didn't see where the twist came in or the part that said cable holders required.

Wouldn't it be less scary just to slide the stitches to a dp? At my age, the less scary in my life the better.

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Gladys, yep - you can use a cable needle, but for me it takes so much longer. Easier for me the other way. But whatever's less scary - go for it!
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I made the Irish Hiking scarf too using a cable needle. I still don't have anyone in mind for it yet but it was a nice project to learn how to cable for me. It may end up being a Christmas present or a nice gift for the Salvation Army.

I ended up making the Besotted one too for a friend of mine (We're both alumni for the Chi Omega sorority and the XO pattern brought back so many memories for me).

I'll try to post them tomorrow after my DH shows me where he saved them on this computer :rollseyes:
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