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Old 09-03-2005, 03:29 AM   #1
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Hello all... i would really appreciate some advice...
I'm working on my first cable pattern. Here are my problems.

First, I would like to believe that I am giving a nice tug on my yarn to tighten it up, but there is still quite a gap between my knits and purls. Is there anything I can do about this?

Second, I never thought myself a tight knitter, so is it normal on the row that I am working the cables to be extremely tight? and if not what can I do about it?

Thanks for any feedback, it would be really appreciated..
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:15 AM   #2
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Its hard to tell what's 'normal' without actually seeing it, but when you are making a cable, the stitches that are used for the cable will naturally be a little tight. You can't take, say, three stitches from here and move them over there and not expect some stitches to stretch out and be tight.
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Old 09-03-2005, 12:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Ingrid.. That is what I thought, but since it is my first time, I wanted to be sure
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I'm wondering the same question as Aello. The stitches on either side of the cable are always really stretched, any tips?
I can remedy it if I knit really tight, but that is uncomfortable and then the rest of my guage is too small.
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The only thing I can suggest is to be very conscious of that stitch and pull the yarn tight as you wrap it so that your previous stitch snugs up to the current one.
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Will give it a try tonight! Thanks much Ingrid
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Old 09-03-2005, 09:20 PM   #7
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Here are some tips on cables...

http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/for...pic.php?t=3066
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thanks for the replies everyone... It's coming along nicely so far
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Originally Posted by foldedbird
Here are some tips on cables...

http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/for...pic.php?t=3066
Just read this... thanks for the link it was great!!!
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You're welcome! I'm glad that you liked it...its good that someone can get some use out of it!
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