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Old 01-28-2007, 06:20 PM   #1
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design your own cables?
Hello all, I am fairly new to knitting, but am finding that I really love cables. I can't get enough of looking at some of the beautiful patterns that are out there. I have a very basic knowledge of cables, but was wondering, are there any books or websites that teach you what you need to know to come up with your own cable designs?
I've looked at "Cables Untangled" by Melissa Leapman, which looks like a beautiful book, but I don't know if it actually gives you the knowledge you need to be able to come up with your own designs. Or whether a good cable stitch dictionary would be all that was needed.
Any insights would be much appreciated!
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:52 PM   #2
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The Vogue Stitchionary Vol.2 is a great resource. If you decide to get it, order it from KP because they have a very good price for it.

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Old 01-28-2007, 06:54 PM   #3
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This is not exactly what you're looking for, but I think it might be informative.

There is no right way to knit; there is no wrong way to knit. So if anybody kindly tells you that what you are doing is "wrong," don't take umbrage; they mean well. Smile submissively, and listen, keeping your disagreement on an entirely mental level. They may be right, in this particular case, and even if not, they may drop off pieces of information which will come in very handy if you file them away carefully in your brain for future reference. ~Elizabeth Zimmerman
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Old 01-29-2007, 12:04 AM   #4
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Thank you Nadja and Jane!
It's good to know that the Vogue Stitchionary is good, I had been looking at that one as well.
Also, that link was so helpful, Jane! I plan on making up some swatches of different cables just so I can learn the techniques, and taking the time to deconstruct a couple of cable designs would be really good for me in learning how to create my own.
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