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Old 05-30-2007, 02:47 PM   #1
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"KHAKI CABLES" is easier than I thought!
Hi y'all!

I need a fresh, cool, pure white cotton cardigan for summer! You know how air-conditioned buildings are! You dress for the 'outside' and you freeze your fanny off inside the buildings within the hour! Even our church...it is freezing winter, summer, spring, fall. That's because the suits are in control of the temp unit!

So, here are some photos of the cardigan. I have knit 3 repeats for the BACK...and I am soooo pleased...I don't have to use the graph anymore. The patter is an 8 row repeat...the wide cable is executed from every Right Side row, so 4 times within the 8 rows...and the ropey cable is only repeated once within the 8 row repeat. Sooo easy.

I think the pattern is turning out very well, and I am especially pleased that it IS NOT as fat and bulky looking as the photo in the magazine. My yarn is fun to knit with. It reached perfect gauge using size 7 needles. (20st in seed = 4") I will block it to 'perfect' and the 'snug up' the stitches.

I tried to attract some knitting buddies on our KAL...but everyone is busy with other projects. So, here is my WHATCHA KNITTING! If anyone has second thoughts...and wants to join me...we can do that over at my KHAKI CABLES thread in the KAL section. Let me know! I have loads of 'tips' for making cable projects a breeze.
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Old 05-30-2007, 03:05 PM   #2
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That is going to be so pretty! What weight is the yarn?
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Old 05-30-2007, 03:06 PM   #3
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That is just beautiful!!!

Where is the pattern again?

I don't suppose you would recomment it for a "first cable" project would you?

I got the "Cables Untangled" book and have done some straight cables with scrap yarn. They were pretty easy, but I suppose it might not be a bad idea to do a scarf or two before attacking a sweater............
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Old 05-30-2007, 03:18 PM   #4
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Hi Ginny!

I absolutely would recommend it for a first cabled cardigan! And, I would tell you otherwise if it was a painful project. It is a very well organized, and well written, pattern, too. It is incredibly easy. Not too much to remember for any given row. The stitch markers tell you what to do and when. I color-code the stitch markers. Any ropey cable that is surrounded by blue markers is a "cable back" and the red markers signify "cable front". I mean, you learn to recognize which way to hold the stitches, to the front or to the back...but...I get going along on my knitting mantra...and can forget to cross the cable the right way...so the colored stitch markers are my "shepherd's rod"!

BTW: I am making my cardigan longer than the pattern says.

The pattern is in the Winter 2006 KNITTERS magazine, pg 88. CLICK HERE to view a photo of the sweater! I linked up with the Knitters Magazine HERE. It is not a free pattern...but many of us have the Knitters available.


Hi Jan! The weight of the yarn I am using is 20st = 4"...so a worsted weight. The pattern calls for 20 st in seed = 4".
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So do I just order the magazine and the pattern is in it?
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Mmmmm.... Now i'm embarrassed to say that i discovered what you need the stitch markers for... because i'm knitting the sweater that's in my signature and i'm always checking the pattern to see where to do the cable (well, now, after 2 repeats i learned to recognize it)...
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And it definitely looks great!!! I think in white it's very summery. I'm having the same problem here with air conditioners - my office is freezing!
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Well HOKEY DOKEY, I ordered the magazine, hope that is where the pattern is
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Yes Ginny, that Knitters magazine has the pattern in it, and lots more cool patterns! Here is a photo of the magazine, and the KHAKI CABLES pages 88 and 89. Everything is on two pages.
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Hi KnittingNat!

Plastic stitch markers can be purcased for a reasonable price...just be sure to get the thinnest ones possible. I don't like working with the fat, donut-like stitch markers.

You can use different colors of kids little rubber bands, too. Just be sure they are a little bigger than your needle size, of course.

Or, make your own stitch markers out of different colors of yarn! Just tie the yarn around a needle that is several sizes bigger than you are working with...tie a good tight knot...clip the ends...if possible, put a drop of FRAY CHECK on the knot to keep it from coming un-done...and these yarn stitch markers will easily slip from needle to needle. You can re-use them, too! And, they don't "flick off" your needles and fly across the room like plastics do!

That is why I like the silver stitch markers with the little jewels hanging from them...the jewels "weight" the silver rings...and keep them from flicking across the room! I made the ones seen in the photo. I just loves 'em! Got all the silver findings and the jewels at a bead shop.
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