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Old 08-20-2007, 12:19 AM   #11
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The yarn I am using for mine is the new Bernat Cashmere, its so soft and luscious and shows up the cables beautifully
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:51 AM   #12
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I've been thinking about making one in KnitPicks Shamrock Dougherty for my grandfather. (Dougherty is his name) Do you think that yarn will be too busy for the pattern?
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:52 PM   #13
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I think that colour yarn would make the scarf beautiful
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:19 PM   #14
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I haven't done many cables at all.... whatcha think???
will I , or ??
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:24 PM   #15
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I haven't done many cables at all.... whatcha think???
will I , or ??
Go for it!! My answer is None of the above! I think you'll start and all of the sudden then you can . Once you post your pics we'll be !!!
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:39 PM   #16
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Truly cables are actually easier than learning to knit and purl. Really. Now I do have a question that I can't seem to figure out. I am wanting to use cascade 220 and I want to make it bigger but I can't figure out how to do it. Should I go with the bulkier yarn and then just try to figure out how many stitches I need to add a extra cable? Would it look better with one extra cable or two? I am making it for a big guy and 41/2" will be too narrow of a scarf on him I think.
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:45 PM   #17
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I haven't done many cables at all.... whatcha think???
will I , or ??
Nah! Go for it! Once you do your first cable you will at just how EAAAAAAASY it was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:43 PM   #18
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Well I'm in! I just cast on tonight - making it in a light worsted weight cotton/rayon blend (for a wool allergic sister) in a soft creamy/lemony color. I am loving this yarn - it is very, very soft. I wanted it a little lighter than a bulky weight as she lives at the base of the mountains of NC and I didn't want it too warm...
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:26 PM   #19
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Should I go with the bulkier yarn and then just try to figure out how many stitches I need to add a extra cable? Would it look better with one extra cable or two? I am making it for a big guy and 41/2" will be too narrow of a scarf on him I think.
Silver said you could increase the CO number by 12, then you just knit till it's as long as you want. Or use the 40 st CO and larger needles, like a 10 or 10.5. They work well with worsted, not too loose at all.
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I frogged mine, but it is because I want to make it wider. I showed it to my husband and he wondered why it was so narrow. So I am going to cast on 64 instead of 40, I am adding 2 more cables to it and that should be it!

As for anyone who wants to do this but never done cables, go for it! I never did cables before this and they are really easy, alls you are doing is transferring the stitches from one needle to a cable needle, knitting the next 4 stitches then knitting off of the cable needle. Very easy and it looks great once you have 3 or 4 cable twists done!
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