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Old 09-10-2007, 12:20 PM   #1
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Lion Brand Reversible Cabled Afghan
I just received the Fall/Winter 2007 Lion Brand catalog and I'm thinking about buying this pattern. The link for the full kit is here.

I'm wondering if anyone has knit this up yet? Would you need circular needles or would straights work?

It looks like it's knit up in long panels and just seamed together. I'd be more inclined to buy the pattern if my straights will work.

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Old 09-10-2007, 12:29 PM   #2
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Hi, I found this on ravelry under "reversibly cabled afghan (111LC). It says that it's worked back and forth, using the circular needles to accommodate the larger number of stitches. It's a pretty afghan!
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OMG that is BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for sharing.

I would use circulars cuz that is going to get heavy. But then I've never used straights.
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I didn't even think to check Ravelry! I'm still not used to having that as a resource.

Thanks for the help! I'm adding it to my queue but I'm going to wait until I've had more experience working with circulars.
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1to1 !!!

That little doggy is adorable!
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Beautiful Afghan!!!
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For a pattern like this you don't need to have experience in working with circulars. It's knit the same as you would with straight needles except they're joined together with a cord. You turn your piece when you get to the end of the row and knit with the empty needle (tip).
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Originally Posted by suziehomemaker View Post
Thanks for the help! I'm adding it to my queue but I'm going to wait until I've had more experience working with circulars.
It doesn't take too long to get used to circulars. You just need to keep in mind that, in this case, you'd be using them just like you would straight needles. They just happen to be connected in the middle by a cable, is all.
I prefer circulars so much more. The straights are so long, I have to tuck one of the needles under my arm, or I feel like there is too much needle!
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I've used my Boye set of interchangables (Christmas present from way back) for a few smaller projects like hats but never for a bigger project like this. I'm not sure if I have a cable long enough so I'll have to measure first. I might just have to upgrade my set to Knit Picks Options this year . . .
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The link you posted at Lion Brand said it's a Lily Chin pattern from Fiber Trends, so I went to Fiber Trends to see if they had more information about whether you can use straights or circulars. They do state circulars at this site. Thanks for sharing that afghan--it's REALLY BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I wonder how hard it would be?
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