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Old 06-17-2007, 07:32 PM   #1
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cable/braid question
hello knitters,

just wondering about how to make a braid in a pattern as opposed to a cable. i've seen knitted stuff with cool looking braids, but i'm not sure how to make them. i can cable until the cows come home, but this has me a bit unsure.

thoughts?

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Old 06-17-2007, 07:41 PM   #2
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hello knitters,

just wondering about how to make a braid in a pattern as opposed to a cable. i've seen knitted stuff with cool looking braids, but i'm not sure how to make them. i can cable until the cows come home, but this has me a bit unsure.

thoughts?

best sunday to all,

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What's the difference between a cable and a braid? I thought a braid was a type of cable, not separate from a cable.
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Old 06-17-2007, 07:54 PM   #3
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They're a similar technique just depends how many strands are over/under another.

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Old 06-17-2007, 07:55 PM   #4
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hmmm....

you might be right. i'm not a very experienced knitter. i could be just imagining that i've seen a braid as opposed to a cable. to my mind, a braid looks to sort of have two parts that curve towrds each other whle a cable twists around itself.

who knows?!

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sue,

can you explain more? i can't quite picture it...

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A braid uses 3 sections where you alternate cabling the sections.

Actually feministmama just posted this chart for a braid
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A cable usually only has two sections that cross over and/or under, while a braid could have more, like a hair braid. However, here's an example of a braided scarf, much like the one in scarf style, but the technique used to make it is cabling - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176869.0 There really isn't much difference.

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Aha ... sounds like a complicated cable ... as if cabling needs to be made more complex ...
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hooray! i think i'm catching on...thanks for all the links and advice!

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It's no more complicated than a regular cable... if it's written out and not charted.

sue, thinks charts are a pita...
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