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Old 09-01-2005, 05:06 PM   #11
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Well, I did it and I like it!! Only problem is that I'm a bit of a tight knitter and I find it challenging to get the second needle through 3 stitches but once I do it works great. Now to see if it's actually faster or not.
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Old 09-03-2005, 07:53 AM   #12
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Worked for me too!!! No for fumbling with cable needles... Woo HOO!
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Old 09-05-2005, 01:19 PM   #13
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i learned cables w/o a cable needle because my cats ALWAYS TAKE MY DAMN CABLE NEEDLES!!!!!!!

If you do a search for "cables without a cable needle" you might be able to find more threads that have links to other resources. I find it's easier than fumbling with the needle anyway, especially for small cables. For the largerones (that i stink at) i use the cable needle.

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Old 09-05-2005, 04:22 PM   #14
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I usually do knit without a cable needle, so long as the cable isn't too wide. I'll use one for a 6/6 cable, for example.

However, for my Aran Afghan, one square required THREE cable needles to make one cable. The pattern doesn't reallly say 3 cable needles, it tells you to use one CN and 2 DPNs which are used as CNs.
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Old 09-05-2005, 06:15 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Silver
However, for my Aran Afghan, one square required THREE cable needles to make one cable [...]
Wowwie!!
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Old 09-05-2005, 09:31 PM   #16
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Hi!

I saw an episode of Knitty Gritty where Annie Modesitt did this.

Since I have NO experience whatsoever doing cables, it's over my head, but there is a segment on the KG site about it here: http://www.diynet.com/diy/na_knittin...594971,00.html

Maybe this will help?

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Old 09-07-2005, 03:17 PM   #17
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Anyone familiar with this method of cabling (ie. no cable needle) care to take a crack at this one?????

(I'm thinkin' I'm better off just using a cable needle but thought I'd throw it out there anyways....)

Slip next 6 sts onto cable needle, hold at back of work
K3
Slip first 3 sts from cable needle onto left needle, P3
K last 3 sts from cable needle

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Old 09-07-2005, 03:47 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by knitqueen
Anyone familiar with this method of cabling (ie. no cable needle) care to take a crack at this one?????
(I'm thinkin' I'm better off just using a cable needle but thought I'd throw it out there anyways....)
Slip next 6 sts onto cable needle, hold at back of work
K3
Slip first 3 sts from cable needle onto left needle, P3
K last 3 sts from cable needle
Um - I don't understand the question ... I would just use a cable needle for this one. I'm sure you could try the wendyjohnson technique. :thinking: But me likes me cable needle, or should I say, me cable "hook".
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I'd be scared to try this one without a cable needle too. With 6 stitches hanging loose at one time I'd be SURE to lose at least ONE. :rollseyes:

I'm with ek - I my cable hook.

Happy Cabling!!

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Old 09-07-2005, 05:20 PM   #20
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Yeah, I am currently using a cable needle for that one, but I've been experimenting with the 'cables without cable needle' concept lately and was just wondering if the one above was even possible without.
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