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Old 11-19-2006, 12:42 AM   #1
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First Cable project??
I want to make something w/ cables, I am fascinated with the look of them. But I don't know what to make. Do any of you have or know of a very simple pattern that has cables in it? Thanks!!
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Old 11-19-2006, 12:55 AM   #2
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I'm working on the Irish Hiking Scarf right now and it's pretty easy.
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Old 11-19-2006, 01:00 AM   #3
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I second the Irish Hiking scarf, very easy. The pattern is easily memorized.
If you know how to knit in the round the Fetching fingerless gloves from Knitty.com have easy cables too.
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Old 11-19-2006, 01:05 AM   #4
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I notice that fetching is very popular but I don't get it. How do your hands stay warm? My fingers always freeze in the winter so how do these help anything?
Are regular gloves hard to knit? I can knit in the round, I love to do it. Or mittens maybe?
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Old 11-19-2006, 01:40 AM   #5
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Fingerless gloves are mostly for indoor use. I know my hands are always cold--especially on the computer. Fingerless gloves are good because they still let you type and it's easier to find things in pockets and bags and things.

Smokers like fingerless gloves, too, because they keep their hands warm when they go outside to smoke, but they can still light their cigarettes.
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Old 11-19-2006, 07:32 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by cawthraven
Smokers like fingerless gloves, too, because they keep their hands warm when they go outside to smoke, but they can still light their cigarettes.
I made them for my DIL who will have a new baby around Christmas time. Figured she'd like her fingers free when fiddling with the carseat and such. I like to have my fingers free to grip the steering wheel, use keys, phone (at stop lights only ) and stuff like that.
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For a smaller project you could try the coronet at knitty.com

I made fingerless gloves for my sister for the same reason - she has little ones and it's hard to wipe noses and fish inedible things out of little mouths (etc.) with full gloves on . I made a pair for myself too, they're obviously not as warm as full gloves, but when gloves aren't practical they're better than nothing.

They're also good for knitting in when you need something to keep your hands warm.
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Old 11-19-2006, 01:47 PM   #8
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Oh, that's what they are!
I had to look them up. Didn't know what they were! They look cool. I think if they were made out of nice warm wool they'd help keep my wrists warm in the snow, when I usually get snow in between my gloves and jacket. Keep pulling the glove up, the jacket down... hmm. If they don't get too wet, they might be just the thing!
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I am working on cables for the first time and I am currently doing the Irish Hiking Scarf. I'm amazed at #1 - how easy it is (never seen anyone do it) and #2 - that they actually look like real cables. Hoo-ray!

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I just finished the irish hiking scarf (today!) and it was my first cables project too. I loved it!
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