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Old 08-01-2007, 10:50 AM   #1
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KH Monthly Challenge - August
This month's challenge will be...

A CABLED Project!

I personally love cables. I think they're fun to execute, and they look so complicated, but most of them aren't! You can put them on anything, sweaters, socks, afghans, hats, scarves, etc. I'm going to post some links to cable tutorials and cabled sweaters and scarves.

I'm going to be working on Elizabeth Zimmermann's Hand to Hand Aran, a design that knits the arms and chest, and then has you pick up stitches and knit down for the body, so it should go very fast. All my other projects'll be on hold until then.

But, remember - If you're designing your own sweater/afghan/etc, remember to add extra stitches, as the cables draw in the fabric. The more the stitches, the more they draw in. I also recommend trying both cabling without a cable needle and cabling with a cable needle, then seeing which one you like best and which is more comfortable for you to do. I just find cabling without one more comfortable for me. Do what you like.

Okay, here are the links, as promised

Cables without a cable needle - http://www.grumperina.com/cables.htm

Amy has a video here on Cables with a Cable needle.

Here are some links to Cabled Projects, you can, of course, find others at Knitting Pattern Central

Irish Hiking Scarf - http://www.helloyarn.com/irishhikingcarf.htm
Besotted Scarf - http://www.helloyarn.com/besottedcarf.htm
Berroco's Poonam -http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/poonam/poonam.html
Anniversary Sweater - http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall02/PATTanniversary.html

Enjoy!

*Edit - Look here for Amy's new Cables without a Cable Needle video* (scroll down for video)
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:54 AM   #2
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i'm not sure if it's just me but I clicked on all of your links and none of them are opening for me. I'm getting HTTP 404 Not Found errors.
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:56 AM   #3
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Oooh, I'm TOTALLY joining! Count me in for some cabled socks Greeeat opportunity to learn cabling without a needle!!!

Conti, GREAT choice for August KAL!
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:07 AM   #4
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I'm game... I've been wanting to learn how to cable since I started knitting.
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:11 AM   #5
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i'm not sure if it's just me but I clicked on all of your links and none of them are opening for me. I'm getting HTTP 404 Not Found errors.
I fixed them!
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:29 AM   #6
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I am so totally in! Another excellent challenge Conti knitter, I'm so pleased you've done another one.

I'm off to look through my patterns and stash!
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:46 AM   #7
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Oh, this is awesome! I'm going to make a scarf or two for the Red Scarf Project this month. I once saw a scarf that is similar to the IHS except it has cables on both sides, so there is no "wrong" side. Does anyone happen to know what that pattern is?
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:06 PM   #8
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Ok I totally bailed last month due to knitting/yarn issues. Although the stuff is just tabled for now. But this I am certain I can do. I have already cast on an Irish Hiking scarf but as much as I love the yarn (diagrove fine) I think the pattern of my cables is going to get lost in it. I think I hear a lys calling me to come. Since they don't open for an hour can anyone give me suggestions for something soft, yummy and kind of cheap? The yarn budget is getting close to none existent. Maybe I can pass this off as a Christmas expense if I give it away???
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I can't find my cable bag pattern! It was a small cable bag with a handle. Oh well plenty of time to find it.
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If I've already started a cabled project does it count? Or do I have to start a new project to join?
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