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Old 09-21-2006, 07:37 PM   #1
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I hate cables! But I love them :(
I LOVE cables but can not make one. I followed the video on this site and made a horrid knot. The only cable needle I could find is the awful aluminum one that's bent in the middle. I really want the bamboo one in the video as I think it will hold the yarn better and be easier to manipulate.

I think I'm confused as to what to do after the first row. Do I reverse everything (if I started the project with a 1st row of purls and the cable in knit, when I turn it over do I do knits and the cable in purl?)

Any advice on perfecting a cable? I'm making a cell phone holder (basically just a 4 inch wide long piece that will seam up the sides) and want to do one fat cable off the middle.
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Old 09-21-2006, 07:45 PM   #2
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The basic thing about a cable is that you only do the twisty thing every 4 rows, or whatever it says in the pattern. Other than that you're just doing regular knitting and purling.

Have you tried using a DPN as a cable needle? that's what I use.
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Old 09-21-2006, 08:07 PM   #3
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I bought a set of bamboo dpns so I could use one as a cable needle. I'm currently working on a hugely complicated cabled scarf that I wont go into detail about, but on the reverse side, I just knit the knits and purl the purls. Good luck!
On the needles: Falling Leaves Socks, Punkin Hats, Artful Afgan and another waterlily for a friend of mine (on hold until I feel like working with that yarn again)

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Finished: Warm Up America Square, Basketweave Baby Blanket (now to ship it), Massachusetts Dishcloth for the Yarn Harlot, Homeless Hat
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Old 09-21-2006, 08:42 PM   #4
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Thanks to you both! I had no idea you don't twist every row! LOL *smacks head*
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