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Old 10-14-2007, 07:14 PM   #11
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Oops.. my bad

I'll have a look but i'm doing these on straights
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Old 10-14-2007, 07:26 PM   #12
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You can do it the same way on straight needles too.
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:22 PM   #13
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I know one lady here uses bobby pins to cable!..so you can use many different items to cable. I usually use dpns, have dabbled in cabling without a cable needle, but I have to admit, I've really been eyeing those harmony knit picks cable needles!
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:50 PM   #14
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Ok I officially don't like the little metal cable needles. Is there anywhere to find bamboo cable needles? The ones I've seen on the videos on this site are just smaller DPNs? Ideas?

I'm about to go buy some dowels and make some.. ggrr

I'm with ya, Donna! My stitches slip off and have started using a wooden dpn. I like the dowel idea, Thanks! Mary
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Old 10-14-2007, 10:04 PM   #15
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Rissa, I don't know if you've tried the Harmony dpn or circular needles, but I LOVE them. They are very, very smooth. My only complaint is that they aren't quite as brightly colored as the web photos would suggest. But they work beautifully.
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Old 10-14-2007, 10:41 PM   #16
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britty, I have the full options nickle plated set. I adore them! I've thought about getting a few of the harmony in the sizes I use most often and also in dpns, as well as the cable needles. My problem is finding the money to do it!
Maybe it'll end up being a Christmas wish item, we shall see!
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Old 10-14-2007, 10:45 PM   #17
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Oh, those! D'oh! When I saw...I forget who it was...on KG cabling with no needle, it was such a relief! (And for big cables? Toothpicks. Crochet hooks. The skewers out of your hair holder. Anything but the slippery hooks.)
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:39 AM   #18
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I see you live in Birmingham. I shop @ A LYS called In The Making. GREAT store. I got a wooden cable needle there and love it. You will be blown away with their selection!!!!!
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:20 AM   #19
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Ok I officially don't like the little metal cable needles. Is there anywhere to find bamboo cable needles? The ones I've seen on the videos on this site are just smaller DPNs? Ideas?

I'm about to go buy some dowels and make some.. ggrr


I don't even use a cable needle. I just use a similar size dpn.
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:10 AM   #20
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Just because I'm sure a newbie might wonder,

I personally use and love those metal cable needles. But I found the catch is to use one very similar in gauge to prevent the sts from shrinking too much.

I don't have much luck with cabling with out the needles... I knit fairly tight I guess.

And I don't like the dpn because I like the way the angle in the cable needles prevents me from too many needles in my face syndrome.
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